Fructose-Sorbitol Tolerance Test

What is Fructose-Sorbitol Intolerance?

Some people may be able to digest Fructose on its own or Sorbitol on its own, but when consumed together in the same meal or within a short period of time, some people may experience Fructose dependant sorbitol intolerance. 

This may occur when chewing gum containing sorbitol is consumed shortly after a meal containing fructose which inhibits its absorption pathway.

Fructose - Sorbitol Intolerance


What are the symptoms of Fructose-Sorbitol intolerance?

  • Bloating
  • Wind
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Diarrhoea and/or constipation
  • Nausea
  • Reflux
  • Urgency


Fructose and sorbitol intolerance often co-exist and mutually aggravate intestinal symptoms. The concurrence of lactose and sorbitol is less clear, although there is some supporting evidence

Testing for Fructose-Sorbitol Intolerance

Fructose and Sorbitol is given in a mixed solution in water to drink and Hydrogen/Methane breath testing along with symptom monitoring is performed at regular intervals for 2-3 hours to determine intolerance.


If you know that something is not quite right, then find out for your test today

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Do any of these products make you feel sick?

  • Jelly Beans
  • Milk
  • Muffin
  • Ice Cream
  • Orange Juice
  • Pear
  • Garlic & Onion
  • Sports Drinks
  • Chewing Gum
  • Bread
  • Nicorette Gum
  • Honey
  • Apple
  • Pasta

No Referral is Required in our clinic

Do you think you suffer from a food intolerance such as Lactose or Fructose or perhaps Small-intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome (SIBOS)?
There is a simple, accurate, pain free way to find out. It’s called Hydrogen Breath testing... and there are no blood tests!

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