What is the difference between Xylitol and Erythritol?
Xylitol is just as sweet as Sugar. 1tsp Xylitol replaces 1tsp of Sugar.
The disadvantages are that it is dangerous to animals as they cannot metabolise it like humans can. In animals it can lead to a rapid drop in blood sugar (Hypoglycaemia), which could ulitmately lead to death.
Xylitol can cause a laxative effect and flatulance in sensitive individuals as it works like dietary fiber in the body.
Erythritol is only 70% as sweet as Sugar. It is safe for all species and does not cause a laxative effect or flatulance in sensitive tummies.