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  • Can Xylitol cause anxiety and depression?

  • kasey23

    11 September 2021 at 7:46 pm

    This might sound weird but I recently switched to a new toothpaste that had this as an ingredient. I noticed I started feeling very off. I was almost feeling as if I was in a mild state of depression. Then out of nowhere, I was having panic attacks and felt sick to my stomach from any kind of bad thought that crossed my mind. I actually vomitted a few times.

    The only connection I could make is Xylitol. I stopped using it and felt better after a few days. I tried it again, and once again I had the same issue. Is it possible this can cause depression and anxiety in certain people?

  • alexmac

    13 September 2021 at 5:00 pm

    I have never heard anything about it but that doesn’t mean this can’t be an issue for some people. I think it is worth looking into more since you seem to have issues with the stuff. I know it comes from two forms, one being corn and the other is tree bark. It is considered to be deadly to cats and dogs as well.

  • amaryllis

    16 September 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Isn’t this sweetener in a lot of healthy foods and gum as well? I somewhat remember reading about it a few years ago, that it helps prevent dental cavities. I don’t believe I have ever had it. I never heard of it being connected to anxiety or depression either.

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