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Pure Sorbitol Fine Granular
Sorbitol is a sugar based alcohol sweetener and chemical. Sorbitol is only slowly metabolized in the human body.
Sorbitol is an excellent sweetener, and is found in a wide variety of products; especially diet products. Snack foods, confectionaries, syrups, sugarless gums, ice creams, and beverages are just a few of the products Sorbitol is used.
Sorbitol is considered to be a nutritive sweetener because it does provide some dietary energy.
Some popular brands using Sorbitol include Wrigley's, Breyer's, Dentene, Slim-Fast, Coke, and Vicks.
Sorbitol is also utilized as a laxative.(f you use to much of it it will have a laxative effect)
Sorbitol is used medically in culture mediums to distinguish between various strains of E Coli. It can also be used in the treatment of kyperkalemia.
There are also many uses for sorbitol out side of the use as a sweetener. It is also used in a process to anodize aluminum (Many of these processes are patented). It is also used in metal working fluids as a chelator. (Some of these processes may be patented as well)
Sorbitol may increase symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other gastrointestinal disorders.
Overdose may result in severe gastrointestinal distress and diarrhea.