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Health Connection Xylitol

Health Connection Xylitol
Health Connection Xylitol
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One of the best alternative sweeteners, the Health Connection Xylitol is a natural sweetener that is extracted from plants and fruits that are natural xylan-rich sources.  It is even produced by the human body during normal carbohydrate metabolism. One of the best things you can do for your health and that of your loved ones, is to switch from conventional refined sugars to natural alternatives – which is easy to do with Xylitol as it has the same sweetness and bulk as sucrose but with 40% less calories and no aftertaste.

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  • The glycaemic index (a measure of how quickly foods raise blood sugar) of Xylitol is only 7, compared to regular sugar -which has a glycaemic index of 60-70.
  • It is an excellent alternative to sugar for people with diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity or other metabolic problems.
  • It has a similar sweetness as regular sugar, is low G.I and has 40% fewer calories and 75% fewer carbs than refined white sugar.
  • An all-natural sweetener found in many fruits and vegetables
  • Non-GMO

The Benefits Of Xylitol as a natural sweetener:

  • Plaque, commonly caused by bacteria Streptococcus Mutans, feeds on glucose from food - but they cannot use xylitol. Eventually, the sugar metabolism in the bacteria is blocked and they literally starve to death.
  • The mouth, nose and ears are all interconnected. In much the same way as it kills plaque; Xylitol can reduce ear infections in children by fighting the yeast Candida Albicans that commonly causes ear infections.
  • Studies have shown that it increases the absorption of calcium in the digestive system, which is good for your teeth and may also protect against osteoporosis.
  • Either by replacing sugar or adding it on top of the diet, can reduce cavities and tooth decay by as much as 30-85%
  • It also appears to have prebiotic effects, feeding the friendly bacteria in the gut.


Use as a sugar substitute, either complimenting your diet or completely replacing other sugars.


Xylitol (made from non-gmo corn)


Xylitol can be highly toxic to dogs, leading to hypoglycaemia and/or liver failure. It only takes about 0.1 g/kg for a dog to be affected (less than the amount in a single stick of gum)

Xylitol is generally well tolerated in humans, but some people do get digestive side effects when they consume too much, not unlike conventional sugar.

If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome or an intolerance to FODMAPs, then be extra careful with sugar alcohols and consider avoiding them altogether.

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Overall Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars from 69 reviews

63 out of 69 people would recommend this product

26/03/2021, By Noose
Wonderful product to replace sugar.
05/01/2021, By Evelyn Joy
Excellent alternative to sugar. Used in my baking, cooking, tea and coffee.
27/12/2020, By Lucky
18/12/2020, By Matome
good value
06/12/2020, By Rosemary
A good substitute for sugar as I have a sweet tooth. Good for your teeth too. Cant tell the differance between Xylitol and sugar. No after taste.
03/11/2020, By Kristin
Better price than in the supermarkets.
01/11/2020, By Gowwaa
Very good and it works especially when dieting.
29/10/2020, By Tasneem
Love this
20/10/2020, By Yusra
A really good replacement for sugar, has a pure clean taste. You will not miss sugar
16/09/2020, By Patricia
Pretty good sugar alternative
28/07/2020, By Debbie
Great product to replace sugar. It leaves no aftertaste and works well in baking
26/07/2020, By Flitz
Great sugar alternative
16/07/2020, By Charmaine
Great quality product. Best sugar substitute and lots of health benefits.
08/07/2020, By SP
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10/06/2020, By Julie
I enjoyed this! Will definitely buy it again
10/06/2020, By Julie
Great product!
09/06/2020, By Deep
the best of the artificial sweeteners - just keep it away from pets!
08/06/2020, By Y
Good alternative to sugar.
07/06/2020, By Saberia
01/06/2020, By Talent
Right alternative to sugar
18/05/2020, By Petra
Works perfectly in baking. Only drawback is that it doesn't curb my sugar cravings and I tend to eat more than I should
17/05/2020, By Yerusha
The new sugar
13/05/2020, By Martine
I love xylitol. It’s great for cooking and baking and coffee! My favourite sugar replacement. Sooo much better tasting than most!
12/05/2020, By SavStClaire
A staple in my pantry.
06/05/2020, By Trudy
Lovely alternative
29/04/2020, By BeeBee
Tastes good - I love it, so much so that I kept using it even though it gave me runs.
Helped my taste buds become more sensitive to sweetness. - Went to my sister's and had 1 teaspoon of sugar in my tea for the first time in one month and it tasted like I'd put 6 teaspoons.
08/04/2020, By Alex
Great alternative sugar! I use it for my baking too!
21/02/2020, By Nanette
Wonderful alternative to sugar. Very sweet and can replace sugar in most recipes.
01/02/2020, By Amy
Will recommend this product to reduce the sugar intake in the body and replace the sugar with xylitol
19/01/2020, By Aid
09/10/2019, By D
Great for homemade toothpaste. Mix with coconut oil and baking soda some peppermint essential oil. No more chemicals
24/09/2019, By Cam
Great value for money
17/09/2019, By Cape Cook
Good quality Xylitol - contains no GMO.
29/08/2019, By Natalie
Good alternative to sugar. A little goes a long way.
14/07/2019, By Erick
Great, but expensive for pensioners!
11/06/2019, By Maxine
Tastes sweet, well-priced and lasts long. Worth buying.
09/06/2019, By Mat
It's perfect I use this at home and the 5g individual sachets on the go
05/06/2019, By Kaminee
Closest similar taste to sugar with no weird aftertaste.
04/03/2019, By Rohi
I like this brand because it is value for money. I am glad that i found a great substitute for sugar that is natural, affordable and tastes great (no after taste)!
20/02/2019, By Graham
quite sweet
07/01/2019, By Marlies
Great to bake with and well priced.
31/10/2018, By Anonymous
It's keto friendly and banting friendly. It's most definitely better than sugar that's for sure.
30/10/2018, By Kris
Good alternative now that sugar is evil ;)
19/10/2018, By Struan
I’m not mad about the after taste and I don’t enjoy the stomach cramps but it does work well in baking
28/09/2018, By Charmaine
I bake with this, to make yummy, sweet tasting treats!
22/08/2018, By Newgirlharper
It is always best to do research on a product before purchasing...thus allowing you to make an informed decision as it is your health that is at stake.
Xylitol is not an "innocent" alternative to sugar.
Do the will be alarmed by what you find. Not all "health alternatives" are healthy.
03/08/2018, By Kim
Always good quality
21/07/2018, By Lana
I've used this before and it tastes fine but I'm not so sure if this is actually good for you so switched to fructose.
21/07/2018, By Kim
Love this brand as its always consistently good. I dont miss sugar at all and no nasty after taste.
14/07/2018, By Nixx
Great substitute for sugar with baking and hasn't got a chemical taste that you usually find with sweeteners.
24/06/2018, By Nazrhana
lovely alternative for sugar for baking. Not sure on the health benefits according to new studies.
07/06/2018, By Leanne
Great for sugar free baking
02/05/2018, By J
My favourite alternative to sugar. A little goes a long way.
27/04/2018, By Sam
Perfect alternative to sugar
21/03/2018, By Dips
This is an extract from

I have not done a lot of research but if I can come across 1 article in less than 5 minutes on the web - it appears the health food stores have not done a lot of research either - blindly trusting their sources. Everyone needs to take their own health into their own hands. Everything needs to be questioned even the health industry.

Xylitol (Erythritol, Maltitol, Mannitol, Sorbitol and other sugar alcohols that end in –itol)

Sugar alcohols aren’t absorbed well by the body and cause an allergic reaction for those who have a sensitivity to it. In addition, it has gastrointestinal side effects that include bloating, gas, cramping and diarrhea. Its laxative effect is so pronounced that it’s actually part of the chemical makeup for many over-the-counter laxatives.

Even though these sweeteners have been on the market for decades, pregnant and breastfeeding women should select a natural sweetener instead. WebMD states: “Not enough is known about the use of xylitol during pregnancy and breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.” (16)

Special note to dog owners: Sugar alcohol-based artificial sweeteners are a life-threatening toxin to dogs. Be mindful of breath mints, candies, sugar-free gum, frozen desserts and other foods when your pets are around. (17)
01/02/2018, By Eroets
I like it, but it can be finer - xylitol crystals are too big.
19/12/2017, By Nathalie
I was so disappointed when I found out how Xylitol is made, I can't believe this stuff has been snuck into our health foods. Xylitol is not a natural product at all, it might come from corn (in most cases) but it is super refined sugar produced through the hydrogenation of xylose by using serious chemicals like hydrochloric acid - ending with a product that our bodies cannot digest. The deeper I look the more it sounds like the margarine of sugars, I will not be buying it again ever!
15/12/2017, By Emma
Tastes as good as sugar and MUCH better for you. I also find Xylitol to be much more palatable than Stevia
17/10/2017, By Pauline
Using this in my remineralizing tooth powder recipe - what a great additive to enhance teeth health! Besides that, a spoonful in my tea tastes just the same as sugar without all the added calories!
13/10/2017, By Tracey
I cannot tell the difference in taste between this and sugar - made the transition to sugar-free far less "traumatic"
04/09/2017, By Tebogo
I really enjoyed this.
First time I had it, it made my tummy run a bit, but after subsequent uses, my tummy doesn't react anymore.
I'm done with sugar, I don't even miss it.
24/07/2017, By Rose
great sugar substitute
01/07/2017, By Maryke
I only keep normal sugar because of guests, but I sub Xylitol in almost all my baking and the difference is hardly noticeable.
26/06/2017, By Jo-anne
I love baking with this product. I blend it finely in my spice mill to make icing sugar.
30/03/2016, By Michelle
When I first used this sweetener I got the runs, was about to give it away, but after the first use, I went back to it, no more runs. Worked well for me, plus I did not need to mix it with anything. I enjoyed the taste. Just like sugar.
16/03/2016, By Ashleigh
Always have xylitol in my home, great sugar substitute and gets the tummy working well. Don have too much at once...
05/02/2016, By Alta
The absolute best replacement for sugar. Ive tried Stevia in the meanwhile and it has the same aftertaste as canderel. Xylitol is the best with no lingering aftertaste!
12/09/2015, By Liesl
This product helped me ditch the sugar in my coffee and tea. It is a fantastic sugar substitute.
22/07/2015, By Seipati
it takes great

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