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Food intolerance to Sorbitol

Discussion in 'Hypersensitivity and Intolerance' started by taniaaust1, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    I thought I'd get myself a treat which i hadnt had in a long while... apricot juice and ended up drinking 4 cups of it today only to then end up with MAJOR heart burn (burning all the way up and burping about twice per every minute) and refluxing into my mouth, lasting for many hrs. I also felt ill (the kind of ill one gets after a food intollerance.. along with my head feeling a bit off).

    My first thought was.. have i an issue with fructose but on researching that, that didnt make sense as i quite often drink apple juice and dont end up how i was today and apples are much much higher in fructose then apricots. Then i saw that apricot juice contained Sorbitol so started to research that.

    My research showed that Sorbitol is in diet soft drinks (i wont drink those as many of the diet products make me ill) and also in sugar free candies and sugar free chewing gum (that makes me ill and affects my head). I found out that Sorbitol is also in apples, plums, prunes, peaches .. so to try to confirm if my issue was Sorbitol, I started trying to find out if its in higher concentrations in apricots then in apples.

    Then i finally found the answer i was seeking.. IT IS!! the apricots contain almost DOUBLE the amount of Sorbitol. Ive also remembered now that Sorbitol was one of the many things too in that gum i reacted too.

    Finally worked out another thing that affects me :Retro smile: (im so happy as ive found my food intollerances often very hard to work out and one dont think about things like Sorbitol being in your fruit).

    Maybe this post will help someone else who also has an issue with Sorbitol.

    http://www.healthhype.com/foods-high-in-fructose-sorbitol-fructans-and-fodmaps.html
  2. Carrigon

    Carrigon Senior Member

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    I can't have sorbitol or maltitol in anything. I get severe diarrhea and cramps. Any of those sugar alcohols kills me. I can't have anything diet. That and aspartame. Aspartame makes me feel like I've got a bladder infection. I have to stay away from anything that has any of that in it.
  3. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    I cant stand Aspartame.. to me it even tastes like poison. I can taste the slightest amount on it in things which others often say they cant notice.. and that yucky taste lasts and lasts. I cant see how that is even meant to make things taste nice.
  4. Garfield

    Garfield

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    I thought sorbitol was solely an artificial sweetener, I didn't know it was also a natural occuring sugar!

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