We got a note today from a customer wondering if xylitol has anything to do with migraines. We wanted to make sure everyone has accurate information on this…
Xylitol has no connection with migraines.
In fact xylitol has a very low glycemic index ( 7.0) and does not use the insulin pathway.
Your body actually makes about 15 grams of xylitol each day so your body recognizes xylitol which is all good!
Aspartame the main ingredient in NutraSweet is implicated in many neurological problems especially connected with eyes.
Aspartame was classified as a neurotoxin before it was approved by the FDA as a sugar substitute in the 1980s.
Aspartame accounts for 75% of all side effects reported to the FDA’s adverse reaction monitoring system 10,000 complaints in one year!
Vertigo, nausea, seizures and memory loss are some of the reported reactions people experience with NutraSweet.
Aspartame is implicated so much in vertigo problems that pilots and the military are routinely warned about the dangers of aspartame.
Aspartame is in so many things from diet candy to ice cream and drinks.
Watch out because Trident chewing gum ( and several others) mix xylitol with aspartame in the ingredients.
They advertise “Now with Xylitol” on the wrapper but less than 2% is xylitol the main ingredient is an artificial sweetener sorbitol ( not good) and also aspartame with other artificial sweeteners.
This is particularly confusing for people.
Zellies chewing gum is 100 percent sweetened with xylitol to make it very simple and safe for you!
So don’t be fooled and let other people know the truth!
My suggestion for anyone with migraines to search the ingredient lists.
Remove all artificial sweeteners from you diet especially Aspartame and Spenda.
Here is where xylitol is a very useful alternative!
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Hope this helps,
Ellie Phillips, DDS