Well, I have been using xylitol for about a year as my sweetner for coffee and I LOVE it! I decided to make some maple syrup for my children with it and they have been in pain for 3 days now! It is awful stuff for little ones. Their tummies can't handle it. I put the syrup (2cups xylitol and 1 cup water and 1/2 tsp. of maple syrup extract) on their waffles and that was it. I also had to be careful that the dog didn't get any of the dropped food which he loves to eat. It wasn't worth it but I still use it. I also like Agave a whole lot too.
i was wondering if anyone else experiences a headache after consuming xylitol? i have been using XyloSweet ingredients 100% xylitol. is this some kind of detox or is it possibly an allergy? i would appreciate any feed back. Thanks Christine
Just a warning about Xylitol. Don't go anywhere (ie the office or on a plane) before you know how much your system can tolerate! I bought xylitol last week and added a heaping teaspoon to my tea. Later in the day, I did another teaspoon. My stomach started to loosen up (ie a few trips to the bathroom), but I didn't pay much attention. I had read the writing on the xylitol bottle which said diarrhea can occur after 25 grams, which was far more than what I was consuming. So early in the night I had another cup of tea with a teaspoon of xylitol. Okay, that was it! 10 minutes after drinking the tea and for the next 4 hours, I kid you not, I was rushing to the bathroom every 5 minutes.. It would have been a disaster if I had been in a public place. Ha ha. If you want a great intestinal cleanser, this may be a remedy for you. Good luck!
P.S. It really does taste like sugar. I will try it again, but maybe just once per day.