Xylitol is a sugar alcohol used as a sugar substitute. It has a sweet taste but contains 40% fewer calories per gram than sugar. Xylitol is sometimes used to flavor candies, chewing gum, sugar-free foods, toothpaste, and mouthwash. This Xylitol is in crystal form. Xylitol may help support dental and oral health and is useful as a natural sweetener.* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.