It is recommended as a sweetener for people with diabetes mellitus and those, controlling their weigh.
Sorbitol is a natural sweetener with a great deal of benefits. As sorbitol is not a carbohydrate, it has practically no effect on blood glucose level. In persons with diabetes mellitus, sorbitol is taken up better than glucose. Due to its ability to turn to fructose in human body this sweetener does not require insulin secretion for this process. In addition, it promotes glycogen accumulation in liver, rather than in muscle tissues, thus providing glucose supply to other tissues. Sorbitol also has antiketogenic activity and is of interest for use in diabetics due to disposition of patients with diabetes mellitus to ketoacidosis.
In addition, sorbitol is very soluble in water and does not react to rise in temperature, what provided for its application in dietetic cookery. This substance can replace sugar in drinks (coffee, tea, stewed fruits, juice), confectionery and bakery, marmalade, jam and other dietary food products not only for diabetics, but also for healthy people completely.
Sorbitol also has positive effect on gastrointestinal tract functioning: it stimulates gastric juice secretion, has choleretic action, improving bile outflow and preventing its retention, provides slight laxative effect. It was found, that sorbitol consumption promotes growth of intestinal microflora, synthesizing vitamin B complex, such as thiamine, pyridoxine and biotin.
Recommended daily dose – not more than 15 g a day.
Pregnant women, children under 7 – as prescribed by a doctor.
Proteins – 0 g, fats – 0 g, carbohydrates – 95.75 g.
250 g powder in a tube.