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    Default Does anyone use Xylitol as a sweetener?

    I am new to DIY but really interested in it! I have been vaping for some time now and I'm happy to say-100% free of smoking. I have delved ito RBA's and love the tinkering and hobby aspects of vaping. It's not only been healthy for the body but for the mind as well! I've always been fascinated by chemistry and subsequently food preparation. I've worked as a chef for the last 20 years and find that alot of the e-liquids I've tried could use some tweeking. So here I am.
    Enough rambling...I'm researching as much as I can before I impulse buy DIY supplies and there is one question I have. Does anyone use Xylitol as a sweetener? I've seen few posts about it through searches here and was curious as to it's developement (if any) in DIY.
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    Why not something a little less harsh, like sucralose (splenda) or stevia?

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    I've never seen it sold as liquid, and would not use the powdered blends that I've seen. As long as you have a (liquid) source with no added fillers (other than PG/VG/water) or other crud, it sounds like a decent sweetener.

    It's a sugar alcohol, very similar to glycerine, seems to be quite non-toxic, and approximately as sweet as sucrose. I'd be interested in hearing how well it works.

    I've only used sucralose and ethyl maltol, and prefer ethyl maltol for it's added flavor. I've considered stevia, but I don't like the aftertaste of the powdered stuff that I tried for my morning coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killnine View Post
    Why not something a little less harsh, like sucralose (splenda) or stevia?
    Is there something about it I don't know? I would never use a syrup or anything with gums in it as I've read about the negatives of inhaling gums. I have no problems with using the other sweeteers, I think. I wanted to know about Xylitol because it reportedaly has added health benefits. Not clear on what you mean by harsh.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucentshadow
    I've never seen it sold as liquid, and would not use the powdered blends that I've seen. As long as you have a (liquid) source with no added fillers (other than PG/VG/water) or other crud, it sounds like a decent sweetener.
    Have the powdered blends had additives or somethig else thats harmful?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPoodles View Post
    Have the powdered blends had additives or somethig else thats harmful?

    Thanx for your responses
    Typically powdered sweeteners, not sugar, have filler added. Like the sawdust in a box of Tide. (It's in powdered detergents because folks use too much and if they didn't put the filler in it, then there would be suds covered floors across the nation. If they take the fillers out then a tablespoon would clean between 50-75 dry pounds of laundry.) The powdered sweeteners have fillers to make them more visually, volume wise, relatable to sugar so that so-much means so-sweet.

    I don't know what the fillers are or how harmful they are.

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    Great explanation^
    I love analogies lol
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    Puresucralose.com claims to use no fillers. I just ran across them on the web so I dont know anything more than under $40 for 2 oz. If anyone checks them out dont forget to share the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPoodles View Post
    Is there something about it I don't know? I would never use a syrup or anything with gums in it as I've read about the negatives of inhaling gums. I have no problems with using the other sweeteers, I think. I wanted to know about Xylitol because it reportedaly has added health benefits. Not clear on what you mean by harsh.



    Have the powdered blends had additives or somethig else thats harmful?

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    Filler is dextrose or maltodextrin in Splenda. When I was starting a bread company many years ago we got some pure liquid form sucralose to play with. One drop per gallon of iced tea was all it took. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it would work in solid form, since I haven't tried it. It might caramelize or something with the binder. Just a thought. I mentioned the sugar alcohols as harsh, at least to me, because of the 'anal leakage' it can cause on ingestion.


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    Thanks everyone- I've since found out from suppliers that Xylitol powder is 100% pure. No gums or fillers. I want to try this product simply for its beneficial properties. It's reported to prevent tooth decay by basing out acids that cause enamel erosion. It also avoids dehydrating the consumer. It can cause the negative effect that you mention killnine but only when very large amounts are ingested. The amounts used in this application wouldn't be excessive especially with sweet flavors and EM. I think you would have to vape more than 6 ml a day but thats just a guess. I will be taking this all into consideration when I add it to my mixes. I'll post again in some time and let everyone know how it turns out.

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    Xylitol is deadly for dogs. For that reason I would not have it around my house. I think I'll stick with EM.
    `course I don't let my dogs near my vapes but still..
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