Xylitol Tolerance Test

What is Xylitol?

Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweet substance that can be found in some fruits, called a sugar alcohol.

It is commonly used in diet or sugar free varieties of lollies or mints and is sometimes used as a sweetener in chewing gum. A significant proportion of the population will experience gastrointestinal upset after consuming a large amount of xylitol.

If you are xylitol intolerant it means that your body is more sensitive to this substance and you may experience symptoms even after consuming a relatively small amount of xylitol.

Xylitol Intolerance 

 

Symptoms associated with xylitol intolerance may include:

  • increased gas
  • abdominal cramps and pains
  • bloating
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea

 

Testing for Xylitol Intolerance

Xylitol intolerance can be diagnosed via a simple breath test. This test involves xylitol being given as a solution in water to drink, with Hydrogen/Methane breath testing along with symptom monitoring being performed at regular intervals for 2-3 hours to determine intolerance.

Symptoms generally resolve once you remove the main sources of xylitol from your diet.

 

Food sources of xylitol:

  • Diabetic/sugar free lollies
  • Some sugar free chewing gums
  • Diet jelly
  • Sugar free chocolate
  • Prunes
  • Dried plum, peaches, apricot, apples and pears
  • Biotene ®dry mouth products
  • Beer in large amounts

 

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Do any of these products make you feel sick?

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

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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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