Can Xylitol reduce stomach acid?
Stomach acidity is a very interesting subject.
I think stomach acidity has a lot to do with mineral balance in the entire body.
When the body is too acidic – it is often because of mineral deficits.
When the body is acidic – the saliva becomes acidic.
Increasing intake of good minerals will mineralize the body and in consequence potentially balance stomach acidity.
There is research to show that xylitol enhances body uptake of calcium – when taken in doses of about 20 grams a day.
This has been suggested as a good idea for women who are prone to osteoporosis.
I know many patients who have found acid reflux disappears when they consume xylitol + a good mineral supplement or good mineral-rich diet.
It is possible that the mechanism is similar.
You may want to explore the writing of David Brownstein about salt – and the fact that limiting salt can precipitate acid reflux.
I would suggest that good salt, good sugar ( like xylitol) and good fats are essential for health.
It is best to use a good sea salt like Himalayan or Celtic sea salt – rather than give up salt altogether.
Hope this answers your question.