Came across this today and thought I'd share. Makes me wonder ... if it's good dentally, I wonder if xylitol survives stomach acid and could possibly get through to treat lyme biofilms ... or maybe at least enhance an active program? (Me and my kids are using xylitol to fight tooth decay caused by bacteria.) Follow link below to see entire pubmed review.
Effect of xylitol on an in vitro model of oral biofilm.
The aim of the present study was to examine whether xylitol, at different concentrations, inhibits the formation of an experimental model of oral biofilm.
Xylitol has a clear inhibitory effect on the formation of the experimental biofilms. This study shows that xylitol is not only efficient in inhibiting the acid production of cariogenic bacteria, but also in preventing the formation of a multispecies biofilm; it confirms the relevance of the use of this polyol for the prevention of oral diseases caused by dental plaque.
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Post Edited (PennyPru) : 11/6/2012 4:05:02 PM (GMT-7)