Xylitol Organic Crystal Powder as an aid in dealing with constipation
It has numerous benefits as a result of its interesting chemistry from being a sugar alcohol, and like Magnesium Citrate, it reliably causes ones intestines to absorb water, and thus it aids in speeding up the transit of material through them. It also promotes motilin secretion, and motilin aids the process of digestion and elimination.
The main function of motilin is to increase the migrating myoelectric complex component of gastrointestinal motility and stimulate the production of pepsin. Motilin is also called "housekeeper of the gut" because it improves peristalsis in the small intestine and clears out the gut to prepare for the next meal. A high level of motilin secreted between meals into the blood stimulates the contraction of the fundus and antrum and accelerates gastric emptying. It then contracts the gallbladder and increases the squeeze pressure of the lower esophageal sphincter. Other functions of motilin include increasing the release of pancreatic polypeptide and somatostatin.
One or two teaspoons in a cup of beverage should be all anyone might need. It's mild, but definitively effective, so be prepared. I'd recommend starting very slowly, with just a half teaspoon or so, and taking that at night.
Xylitol has no known toxicity in humans. When ingested at high doses, xylitol and other polyols may cause gastrointestinal discomfort, including flatulence, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome (see #metabolism above); some people experience the adverse effects at lower doses. Xylitol has a lower laxation threshold than some sugar alcohols but is more easily tolerated than mannitol and sorbitol.
Increased xylitol consumption can increase oxalate, calcium, and phosphate excretion to urine (termed oxaluria, calciuria, and phosphaturia, respectively). These are known risk factors for kidney stone disease, but despite that, xylitol has not been linked to kidney disease in humans.
Dogs and other animals
Xylitol poisons dogs. Ingesting 100 milligrams of xylitol per kilogram of body weight (mg/kg bw) causes dogs to experience a dose-dependent insulin release; depending on the dose it can result in life-threatening hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemic symptoms of xylitol toxicity may arise as quickly as 30 to 60 minutes after ingestion. Vomiting is a common first symptom, which can be followed by tiredness and ataxia. At doses above 500 mg/kg bw, liver failure is likely and may result in coagulopathies like disseminated intravascular coagulation.
I buy mine at Amazon, six pounds of Organic Xylitol for $31.95. I use it in my coffee, and it can be almost too effective. I'm going to start using just one teaspoon of it, and then use a bit of Stevia to get my coffee as sweet as I prefer it to be.
Thx for the awesome info Babel , always good to have another “ally” in keeping things moving properly !!!
Appreciate you posting this 👊
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Lately I have been craving Diet Pepsi and I couldn’t figure out why. Never been a soda drinker (full sugar is a NO).
I looked up the ingredients to see what might be the attraction and it’s the phenylalanine in the aspartame (not a healthy additive according to knowledgeable sources). The phenylalanine in it seems to help with pain relief?!
I’ve tried DLPA (DL phenylalanine) in supplement form and don’t get any noticeable improvement but I do with the Diet Pepsi.
I’m sure I will grow tarred of Diet Pepsi soon..hopefully..
Have a wee bit better day!
@babel-17 Greetings babel.
I used to be around on this lovely forum 2019 to 2021 approx. Love what you had to say about xylitol as a laxative. I am very familiar with some of the other uses but not the peristaltic aspect. Tired of magnesi
I am a chronic pain patient looking again at Kratom as an option. The medial world is so difficult since the new laws. Kratom was never quite enough pain control .I studied supplements as my covid project and learned how few companies had any legitamacy. I only use patented, research documented products now. What an eye opener.
So happy to see so many of the same people on the forum. Do like this one alot. You all have kept quality control up.
You have always reminded me of a scientist and I love your icon. Thank you for post.
Im having trouble getting in under my old password. But when I try to register it says im already registered. I am a senior disabled person and this site seems much more complicated than it used to. Maybe the anesthesia from the multiple surgeries ive had lately cooked my brain. Hope not. Using some of the top anti aging supplements and will be adding xylitol.
Great to be in contact with all you wonderful people again.
The last couple of months I've doing well with Magnesium Citrate* powder, from Bulk Supplement, and insoluble fiber that I buy in bulk from another company. I haven't dipped into that bag yet, been using a jar of the CVS brand stuff, but it's the same basic substance. They're all made from insoluble wheat or corn fiber.
*Yadda, yadda, yadda, it seems everything but the premixed drink we're all familiar with use a Magnesium Citrate that is actually in a slightly different form, but still effective.
"The name "magnesium citrate" is ambiguous and sometimes may refer to other salts such as trimagnesium citrate which has a magnesium:citrate ratio of 3:2."
That's what you get from most everybody.
"Know-How Foods Prebiotic Dietary Fiber (Non-GMO) - Made with 100% Fibersol-2 (2.5 lbs.)" is what I bought at Amazon. They sell a smaller, and a bigger, size as well.
I still use Xylitol.
I've also started taking one softgel of Docusate Sodium on most days. It helped in getting things go smoothly after I get up and have my coffee. 😉
I find when I eat more vegetables like Cauliflower and Broccoli that they add to the process of smooth digestion, assimilation, and elimination.
Magnesium Citrate intake is something that I adjust as needed. I don't take crazy amounts, so I don't worry when feel like taking a bit more.
Welcome back, @Katrina_B. !
I always appreciate discussions about constipation relief! LOL TMI LOL
Not sure why computer processors don’t offer spelling support for the word, “constipation”, so I have to type it SLOWWWWLY and double check it EVERY TIME I use the word.
I am always up for TMI discussion, so it is a repeat topic requiring (spell) care while typing.
Very cool to see some familiar characters on the forum. I think your membership here is fine, @Katrina_B. There is an automatic review of the first 3 posts once you get set up here. You are using the format here JUST FINE. Thank you for your patience as it’s a bit slower getting started but then the website moves along pretty well, much like the old platform now.
I’ve noticed a few of my magnesium supplements are claiming to have all forms of magnesium included in the bottles if I read the label right.
Still learning a lot. I’m using some liquid magnesium with citrates; chloride; glycinate; chelate buffered chelate and oxide..)..etc..
I’m on a titration for quitting kratom for a while. Don’t need magnesium supplements when I’m not using diuretics like coffee and kratom.
My electrolyte levels have been off balance but stabilizing now.
There’s a lot to learn about magnesium and especially in relation to kratom.
Typical labs for random health monitoring do not test magnesium levels and it might be wise to add that mineral. I got low on sodium before noticing the importance of magnesium supplementation with ALL kratom use, but I think I have an uncommon “sensitivity” making it even more important to monitor overall health routinely.
Let us know what YOU think/do!
Have a wee bit better day!
Did Babel-17 say to use xylitol as a supplement?
I’m curious if that is the case here.
Constipation is never a dull topic. As important as it is to stay healthy with well “flowing” plumbing. 👍
Just curious. I hadn’t considered that option in all of my years of kratom use. Now that yall mention it, sounds like a plausible option to try!
Have a wee bit better day!
Hey Laurie, I don't use it for anything else than the benefits we see at the Wikipedia page. Helps motility, provides food for good gut bacteria, and it helps keep the mouth clear of dangerous bacteria. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylitol#Dental_care
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