Xylitol is a naturally occurring five-carbon polyol, found in many fruit and vegetables, that’s also produced by the human body. It is a pure and natural sweetener that has unique oral health benefits, providing all the taste and sweetness of sugar with only half the calories.
XIVIA®— The most Sustainable Xylitol available.
First produced in Finland in 1975, XIVIA® Xylitol is the first and only large scale, commercially available wood-based xylitol in the world. The Nutrition & Biosciences Wood Based integration concept (DWB) is a circular economy process that uses minimal energy and virtually no chemicals. This leads to a considerably lower environmental footprint than conventional corncob-based xylitol.
Unique Oral Health Benefits
Xylitol is the first and only polyol to be singled out for its unique dental benefits. It is recommended by many dental associations worldwide.
XIVIA® Xylitol is a GMO-free sweetener sourced from hardwoods. It is as sweet as sugar but contains 40% less calories, allowing you to reduce the amount of sugar on your list of ingredients while maintaining excellent taste.
With a relatively low glycemic response of 8, XIVIA® is suitable for diabetics and consumers monitoring their blood sugar levels.
XIVIA® Xylitol is naturally sourced from wood.
XIVIA® production represents the benchmark for sustainable xylitol and supports at least four of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
XIVIA® Xylitol is widely approved for use in food around the world, and is also suitable for use in oral hygiene products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and toiletries.
The European Food Safety Authority has published the following endorsement of the oral health benefits of 100% Xylitol-sweetened chewing gum: ‘100% Xylitol chewing gum reduces the risk of plaque in children and plaque is a biomarker for dental caries’.