D-Xylose, CAS# 58-86-6, is a aldopentose type monosaccharide manufactured through extraction and isolation from wood, available as White crystalline powder. D-Xylose is widely used as sweetener. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries.
No significant side effects of D-Xylose are reported.
As D-Xylose is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of D-Xylose for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that D-Xylose could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use D-Xylose in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of D-Xylose for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. D-Xylose is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
No breaking news or public health crises reported about D-Xylose reported up to now.
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1. Intestinal malabsorption of D-xylose: comparison of test modalities in patients with celiac disease. [Scand J Gastroenterol. 2010 Nov]
Author: Tveito K, Brunborg C, Bratlie J, Askedal M, Sandvik L, Lundin KE, Skar V.
2. Novel D-xylose derivatives stimulate muscle glucose uptake by activating AMP-activated protein kinase alpha. [J Med Chem. 2008 Dec]
Author: Gruzman A, Shamni O, Ben Yakir M, Sandovski D, Elgart A, Alpert E, Cohen G, Hoffman A, Katzhendler Y, Cerasi E, Sasson S.