Lactitol

What is Lactitol?

Lactitol is a sugar alcohol used as a replacement bulk sweetener for low calorie foods with approximately 40% of the sweetness of sugar. It is also used medically as a laxative. Lactitol is produced by two manufacturers, Danisco and Purac Biochem.

Lactitol is used in a variety of low food energy or low fat foods. High stability makes it popular for baking. It is used in sugar-free candies, cookies (biscuits), chocolate, and ice cream. Lactitol also promotes colon health as a prebiotic. Because of poor absorption, lactitol only has 2.4 Calories (9 kilojoules) per gram, compared to 4 Calories (17 kJ) per gram for typical carbohydrates.

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Sometimes i have bowel movements every 3-5 days. Sometimes it is a little tough to move it out, others are great even if it has been several days....

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Hi! I would like to ask since I notice that it's been a month I keep on pooping with blood and there's pain at my anus at the same time. I notice...

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Sometimes i have bowel movements every 3-5 days. Sometimes it is a little tough to move it out, others are great even if it has been several days....

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iin 2009..I had severe back pain after I was just painting & couldn t stand up straight..had ct done..showed 6mm bulging disc ..L4L5..flares up...

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