Kabocha Extract Xylitol: Here's The Scoop

Welcome to "Here's The Scoop" on kabocha extract xylitol which is a suitable fit for those looking for a better quality of life and a healthy A1C. This is the only sugar replacement on the market that tastes just like cane sugar without any bitter aftertaste. Best of all, it is derived from 100% organically grown Non-GMO kabocha, a Japanese superfood. 

Here's The Scoop

100% Natural Sweetness: Derived from Non-GMO kabocha, kabocha extract xylitol is born from an all-natural low-temperature extraction process without the use of additives. It bakes, cooks, and tastes just like sugar. Compared to commercially produced corn or birch xylitol, it is superior in taste and quality. 

Diabetic-Friendly Sweetener: Managing blood sugar levels is crucial, especially for individuals with diabetes. Research shows that xylitol has negligible effects on blood sugar levels and insulin, making it a safe and suitable choice for diabetics or anyone aiming to manage their blood sugar (1)(2). In addition, polysaccharides extracted from curcurbits (kabocha is in the family) have been found to have hypoglycaemic properties and to potentially support beta-cell regeneration (3). 

Zero Calorie & Zero Glycemic Index: Seeking healthy blood sugar levels? Kabocha extract xylitol is the sweetener for you! Unlike most xylitol that comes in at 10 calories per teaspon, kabocha extract xylitol is zero calories. With its zero glycemic index, there is no insulin stimulation (4). 

Cavity-Fighting Properties: Just like corn xylitol, kabocha extract xylitol can be a hero for your oral health! Studies suggest that it helps reduce the risk of cavities and tooth decay by inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth. The effectiveness of xylitol on dental plaque reduction was discovered in 1970 during a study conducted in Turku, Finland. Xylitol has been widely accepted globally as a natural sweetener approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (5).

Aiding Weight Management: Embarking on a weight management journey? Kabocha extract xylitol can be your ally. With zero calories per teaspoon, it allows you to enjoy sweet indulgence without guilt, supporting your health goals. A study conducted on mice consuming xylitol shows promising results for reduction in visceral fat along with lower blood glucose levels (6).

A 3-week study conducted on a rat model experienced a 50-75% reduction in total cholesterol and LDL from the consumption of 10% xylitol drinking water. A similar trend has been reported among humans at a higher consumption level of 40-100g/day of xylitol (7).

Other Health Benefits: There is research that connects xylitol to increased collagen production, protection against osteoporosis, and feeding the friendly bacteria in your gut. (8)(9)(10)

Mild Digestive Discomfort: While xylitol offers numerous benefits, moderation is key. Excessive consumption of xylitol may cause mild digestive discomfort, such as bloating or gas, in some individuals (11). The same is true for the sugar alcohol erythritol and "rare sugar" allulose. On a positive note, your body can adjust very well to xylitol. Increase the intake slowly and give your body time to adjust. To enjoy its sweetness without any unwanted side effects, we recommend introducing kabocha extract xylitol gradually into your diet while listening to your body's response.

Remember Your Pets: As much as we adore our furry friends, kabocha extract xylitol is for human consumption only and not for pets (12). Keep products containing kabocha extract xylitol out of their reach. Numerous household food items such as: coffee grounds, chocolate, onions, garlic, alcohol, dairy products, and diabetic medications should be kept away from dogs.

Citations:

For those seeking further information, we provide citations to reputable studies and research on kabocha extract xylitol.

Note: As with any dietary change or health consideration, it is always best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional for personalized advice and to address any specific health concerns.

Footnotes

  1. Wiebe, N., Padwal, R., Field, C., Marks, S., Jacobs, R., & Tonelli, M. (2011). A systematic review on the effect of sweeteners on glycemic response and clinically relevant outcomes. BMC medicine, 9, 123. https://doi.org/10.1186/1741-7015-9-123
  2. Ashcroft, S. J., Weerasinghe, L. C., Bassett, J. M., & Randle, P. J. (1972). The pentose cycle and insulin release in mouse pancreatic islets. The Biochemical journal, 126(3), 525–532. https://doi.org/10.1042/bj1260525
  3. Simpson, Rachel and Morris, Gordon (2014) The anti-diabetic potential of polysaccharides extracted from members of the cucurbit family: A review. Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietry Fibre, 3. pp. 106-114. ISSN 2212-6198. core.ac.uk/download/pdf/20363846.pdf
  4. Ashcroft, S. J., Weerasinghe, L. C., Bassett, J. M., & Randle, P. J. (1972). The pentose cycle and insulin release in mouse pancreatic islets. The Biochemical journal126(3), 525–532. https://doi.org/10.1042/bj1260525
  5. Gunnars, K. (2018, October 4). Xylitol: Everything You Need to Know. Healthline. Retrieved [July 27, 2023], from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/xylitol-101
  6. Nayak, P. A., Nayak, U. A., & Khandelwal, V. (2014). The effect of xylitol on dental caries and oral flora. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dentistry, 6, 89–94. https://doi.org/10.2147/CCIDE.S55761
  7. Ahmad, N. and Yusoff, N. (2015) The Effects of Xylitol on Body Weight Loss Management and Lipid Profile on Diet-Induced Obesity Mice. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 3, 54-58. https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx?paperid=60202
  8. Salli K, Lehtinen MJ, Tiihonen K, Ouwehand AC. Xylitol’s Health Benefits Beyond Dental Health: A Comprehensive Review. Nutrients. 2019; 11(8):1813. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11081813
  9. Islam, M. S., & Indrajit, M. (2012). Effects of xylitol on blood glucose, glucose tolerance, serum insulin and lipid profile in a type 2 diabetes model of rats. Annals of nutrition & metabolism61(1), 57–64. https://doi.org/10.1159/000338440
  10. Amo, K., Arai, H., Uebanso, T., Fukaya, M., Koganei, M., Sasaki, H., Yamamoto, H., Taketani, Y., & Takeda, E. (2011). Effects of xylitol on metabolic parameters and visceral fat accumulation. Journal of clinical biochemistry and nutrition, 49(1), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.3164/jcbn.10-111
  11. Islam M. S. (2011). Effects of xylitol as a sugar substitute on diabetes-related parameters in nondiabetic rats. Journal of medicinal food, 14(5), 505–511. https://doi.org/10.1089/jmf.2010.0015 
  12. Mäkinen K. K. (2016). Gastrointestinal Disturbances Associated with the Consumption of Sugar Alcohols with Special Consideration of Xylitol: Scientific Review and Instructions for Dentists and Other Health-Care Professionals. International journal of dentistry, 2016, 5967907. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/5967907 
  13. Murphy, L. A., & Coleman, A. E. (2012). Xylitol toxicosis in dogs. The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice, 42(2), 307–vii. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvsm.2011.12.003