For everybody who chosen healthy life style:
– delicious taste
– without bitter after-taste
– leaving cooling taste in your mouth
– suitable for diabetics
– benefits dental health
– 30-40% less calories than sugar
– GI only 7
– it is 100%Natural (no artificial or chemical ingredients)
Packed in food grade self-stand self-sealed bags (zip locked)
A naturally occurring sweetener with all the taste and sweetness but only half the calories of sugar, XIVIA™ leaves no aftertaste and protects teeth from cavities.
Despite the improvements in dental health achieved through the use of fluoride, caries is still a widespread global problem. Decreasing sugar intake, and finding practical means to reduce its detrimental effects, remains a priority in controlling the incidence of tooth decay.
The formulation of confectionery sweetened with dentally safe sugar substitutes is a key weapon in the fight against caries. XIVIA™ Xylitol is particularly suitable for this purpose due to its unique dental properties.
XIVIA™ is proven to:
Help reduce the development of cavities (dental caries)
Resist fermentation by oral bacteria
Reduce plaque formation
Increase salivary flow to remineralize damaged tooth enamel
Complement and reinforce the effect of fluoride in oral hygiene products
Xylitol is recommended by many dental associations worldwide, through the endorsement of sugar-free confectionery products in which Xylitol constitutes at least 50% of the total sweetener.
EFSA has recently published a positive opinion for 100% sweetened Xylitol chewing gum. The claim wording states:
‘100 % Xylitol chewing gum reduces the risk of plaque in children and plaque is a biomarker for dental caries’.
Xylitol is the first and only polyol to be recognised individually for its unique dental benefits.
The Regulatory Team in DuPont Nutrition & Health has many years of experience in ingredients approval, claim management and substantiation. Our regulatory experts are located around the globe in the markets they serve and can support our customers with their claim communication and product registration issues.
Clinical Studies & Research on XIVIA™
Mother and child study
The aim of the study was to explore whether mothers’ habitual xylitol consumption could prevent the mother-child transmission of Streptococcus mutans, and how the result would be reflected in caries occurrence in the children.
Altogether 195 pregnant women with high salivary mutans streptococci levels were invited to the study. In the xylitol group, the mothers chewed xylitol chewing gum approximately four times a day for about two years. The use of the xylitol gum was started before the first primary teeth erupted to ensure that the “xylitol-effect” on the oral flora was established.
In the two control groups, the mothers received either fluoride or chlorhexidine varnish applications, 6, 12 and 18 months after delivery. All interventions discontinued when the child was two years old. Both saliva and plaque samples were collected from the mothers and their children during the study. The S. mutans levels of the samples were determined both using plate culturing and a strip test.
169 mother-child pairs, with the child at the age of two, participated in the study. In the xylitol group only 10 % of the children became colonized with mutans streptococci bacteria, even though the salivary bacteria levels of their mothers were not reduced during the xylitol consumption period. Xylitol did thus not reduce the children’s colonization by reducing that of their mothers, but rather by affecting the transmission properties of the mutans streptococci.
In the Xylitol group, only 10 % of the children became colonized with Streptococcus mutans. The corresponding results in the control groups were: In the F-varnish group, the colonization percentage was 49% and, in the CHX group, 29 %. At the age of 5 years, the children whose mothers had consumed xylitol chewing gum in the original study had significantly less dental caries (71–74% decayed, missing or filled teeth) than the children in the other two groups (Isokangas et al. 2000). Interestingly, although the children of mother’s in the chlorhexidine group exhibited reduced colonization by Mutans Streptococci after two years, this did not translate into a reduction in caries incidence after five years. This further supports the theory that xylitol does not exert an antibacterial effect on the oral bacteria, but rather a “modulating” effect on the oral flora as a whole, resulting in a shift towards a less virulent/cariogenic flora.
There was even a further follow up whereby the effects of xylitol were evaluated in children at the age of 10 (10 year follow up). It was observed that the primary teeth of the children belonging to the xylitol group were maintained completely cavity free. This has been attributed to the fact that xylitol has influenced the bacterial composition of the bacterial strain transmitted from mother to child. In addition, children from high risk mothers who used 100% xylitol containing chewing gum during the course of the study, when under the age of 2, appeared with their first cavities at the age of 8. These children also indicated 40% less caries when compared to the rest of the groups. In particular, the teeth of the children with mutans streptococci colonization had developed caries as early as the age of 5. Perhaps the most remarkable finding of this study is that this impressive reduction in caries was achieved solely through the treatment of the mothers, as the children received no treatment during this period. In addition, the follow up 10 year study is a proof of the long lasting effects of xylitol which are beneficial in this unique way.