Sorbitol

Sugar Alcohols

Potentially Harmful

Details

Definition
Also called D-Sorbitol is a type of sugar alcohol: a hybrid of sugar and alcohol molecules used as a low calorie substitute for sugar. It is manufactured from corn syrup and commonly used in packaged foods, beverages and medications.
AKAs
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Health Impact
In large amounts may cause bloating or diarrhea.

Sources

What Is Sorbitol? Benefits, Uses, Side Effects, and More
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-sorbitol
Sorbitol-based osmotic diarrhea: Possible causes and mechanism of prevention investigated in rats
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4088045/
Effects of olestra and sorbitol consumption on objective measures of diarrhea: impact of stool viscosity on common gastrointestinal symptoms
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10715225/

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