Sugar Alcohols

Potentially Harmful
Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates is type of sugar alcohol: a hybrid of sugar and alcohol molecules used as a low calorie substitute for sugar. HSH is made by hydrolyzing corn starch, potato starch or wheat starch to form a sugar then using hydrogenation to convert them into sugar alcohols resulting in sorbitol, maltitol and longer chain saccharides. This mixture without a dominant polyol is called HSH.
Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates
Health Impact
Can cause digestive issues and discomfort such as bloating, gas, diarrhea, and stomach pain.
A Systematic Review of the Effects of Polyols on Gastrointestinal Health and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Effects of Sweeteners on the Gut Microbiota: A Review of Experimental Studies and Clinical Trials
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
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