Xylitol is a stereoisomer chemical compound which act as natural sweetener. It is alternative to table sugar and it has similar sweetness & solubility as sucrose. Xylitol is anti-cariogenic which prevents dental decay problems, thus mainly used in candies, chocolates, chewing gums, and other confectionery products. It is derived from fruits and vegetables such as raspberries, sugar cane, mushrooms, corn husk, cauliflower and oats, among others. It is also occurs in the mitochondria of human body during the production of energy.
Rising demand for xylitol among the confectionery products
The increasing demand for xylitol due to its consumption in flavoring agent, food additive, confectionery, and others are accelerating the xylitol market growth. It offers natural sweetness to the product and thus better alternative for sucrose. Thus, it is used in mints, chewing gums with sugar-free content, less-calorie & oral products. These are the major factors which propelling the xylitol industry growth.
Owing to usages of xylitol in the skin care products
Moreover, it is mostly used in personal skin care products owing to its water-preserving characteristics. It is used to maintain the level of skin hydration which results the rising demand for xylitol across the skin care products such as lotions, creams, and others. in winter season. Xylitol is used to increase collagen level of the skin and resists the skin from sagging. The skin care products made with the xylitol offers softness to the skin and increase hyaluronic acid level.
Availability of alternative for the xylitol is hindering the market growth
However, the availability of cost-effective substitute for xylitol named as manitol, sorbitol, and ethyl maltol in near future aided to hinder the xylitol market growth. The fluctuating raw material prices for the production process of xylitol is hampering the industry growth. In addition, the excessive consumption of xylitol is experienced digestive side effects on the human body. The exposure of xylitol across the dogs is responsible for low glucose level and further cause to the death.
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