International Journal of Dentistry / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Review Article

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

Table 2

Maximum bolus doses of some dietary sugar alcohols not causing catharsis. Based on de Cock [15].

Sugar alcoholMaximum sugar alcohol dose (g/kg body weight)
MaleFemale

Erythritol0.660.80
Xylitol0.30.3
0.35–0.40.35–0.4
D-Glucitol0.170.24
D-Mannitol0.30.3

Based on the 2-year Turku feeding study in adult subjects accustomed to xylitol [4].