Dear Dr. Ellie,
I noticed that Hersheys’ Ice Breakers Ice Cubes gum has xylitol for the first ingredient. I wrote to the company and they actually answered and said each piece contains 1.1 grams! I notice they also have mannitol syrup and maltitol, the ingredients in order are: xylitol, gum
base, maltitol syrup, mannitol, then natural and artificial flavors. But I
am using this for an adjunct source of xylitol.
Is this ok?
Be careful of mannitol and maltitol they can cause gastric distress, gas and bloating at very low dosages. I like the amount of xylitol in Ice Breakers but not these other ingredients.