Erythritol is a polyol a sugar alcohol that is a common ingredient in many reduced calorie foods. Erythritol is frequently replaced by sugar and comes in a powdery white form. Erythritol is used because it has zero calories, is safe for diabetics and because it does not cause cavities, but the product is not without drawbacks. Erythritol-when consumed in large quantities-can cause some gastrointestinal side effects.
bloating and gas
Those who eat a lot of products with erythritol have experienced bloating and gas. But because the body has trouble digesting erythritol, these symptoms-which is often observed with other alcohol sugar is minimal
Frequent consumers of erythritol have complained product laxative effect. . However should most safely be able to take a gram of erythritol without meeting the laxative effect that erythritol is not digested by the colon that most alcohol sugar. Side effects are more common in people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome
People who are allergic to Erythritol has come down with uticaria -. The scientific name for hives and swelling. But if there are any registered cases of erythritol allergy, this allergy very rare.