March 17th, 2011
Our Premium Detox 7 Day Comprehensive Cleansing Program contains many ingredients to help rid your body of the toxins that have built up in your body over your lifetime. One of these ingredients is sorbitol. What is sorbitol and how does it help with the detoxifying process. Well, sorbitol is a sugar alcohol that is found in many foods including cookies, chewing gum, throat lozenges, soft drinks and hard candies. Like Mary Poppins said, “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Sorbitol occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables and is manufactured from corn syrup. In addition to being a sweetener, sorbitol acts as an excellent source to help keep the capsules moist. It is about two thirds as sweet as sucrose with one third fewer calories. Which means it is a better additive for those with diabetes. It has been safely used in processed foods for over fifty years and is also used in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Sorbitol keeps the capsules from drying out or hardening. It has a cool pleasant taste and provides bulk to the capsules. It does not contribute to the formation of dental cavities or erode tooth enamel. Because sorbitol is absorbed slowly, blood glucose and the subsequent insulin release will not increase rapidly. Unlike other artificial sweeteners, sorbitol has some nutritional value because it provides the body with dietary energy. Because sorbitol is a sugar alcohol it is considered a carbohydrate that is not completely absorbed by the body so that it doesn’t increase the body’s blood sugar level. (To Be Continued)