POLYOLS are a group of chemicals that are used as sugar substitutes in food and other industries. These are polyhydric alcohols, which are characterized by a sweet taste, but have a much lower energy value than sugars. They are used in food as a sweetener that does not raise blood sugar levels. Thanks to this, they are often used by people with diabetes who need to limit their sugar intake. Polyols are safe for teeth because they do not cause caries.
In the food industry, they are used as thickeners, stabilizers and emulsifiers. They are used in the manufacture of ice cream, chewing gums, beverages, sweets and other food products. Polyols, as components with low energy value, allow the production of low-calorie and dietary products. In other industries, polyols are used to produce chemical products such as plastics, cosmetics, paints and medicines. They are also used in the paper industry as additives to improve paper quality. Polyols are used worldwide and are safe for health, however, excessive consumption can cause diarrhea or other stomach problems. Therefore, the recommended doses of polyol intake should always be observed.
Dosage: no specific guidelines.