Over the last 50 years, xylitol has been the focus of a great deal of scientific research. The results have shown conclusive and consistent dental benefits.
The dental benefits of xylitol were first studied in the early 1970s at the University of Turku in Finland. Since then, xylitol’s ability to inhibit the development of new cavities has been demonstrated in numerous clinical and field studies around the world, some of which have been carried out with the support of the World Health Organization.
These studies have shown that regular consumption of xylitol-containing products, particularly chewing gum, as part of a normal daily diet, and in combination with normal oral hygiene practices, can reduce the formation of new cavities by up to 100%. This caries-inhibiting effect has been consistently demonstrated to be superior to that of other polyols.
XIVIA® Xylitol is proven to:
Confectionery products sweetened with dentally-safe sugar substitutes are key in the fight against cavities. XIVIA® Xylitol is particularly suitable for this purpose due to its unique dental properties. Xylitol is recommended by many dental associations worldwide, through their endorsement of sugar-free confectionery products in which xylitol constitutes at least 50% of the total sweetener.
Read a summary of clinical studies related to xylitol and dental health.
Other Health Benefits
While studies have mostly centered around dental health, other health benefits are coming to light. Xylitol:
Reference: Salli, Krista & Lehtinen, Markus & Tiihonen, Kirsti & Ouwehand, Arthur. (2019). Xylitol’s Health Benefits beyond Dental Health: A Comprehensive Review. Nutrients. 11. 1813. 10.3390/nu11081813.