Overview: Xylitol is a sugar alcohol used as a sugar substitute. It is used in manufactured products, such as drugs or dietary supplements, confections, toothpaste, and chewing gum, but is not a common household sweetener. Xylitol has negligible effects on blood sugar because it is metabolized independently of insulin.
Common Dosage: The recommended dosage for xylitol depends on the intended use. For preventing cavities, 7 to 20 grams per day divided into three to five doses is common.