Our Energy Pods are an ever-evolving food product that uses high-quality sweeteners to ensure that they are both tasty and healthy for the masses. One of the key sweeteners we use at Ketogeek is erythritol, a naturally occurring sweetener, that has several potential health benefits. One of the reasons this sweetener is great is its potential in helping reduce dental carries and aiding oral health, especially compared to sugar which is one of the key culprits behind poor oral health.
In this double-blind randomized controlled study(1) with 485 primary school children that lasted for 3 years, children were given candy made from either erythritol, xylitol, or sorbitol three times per school day. A dose of about 7.5g of these sweeteners was used. For comparison, Energy Pods have a range between 8-12g of erythritol per Energy Pod.
At the end of the study, scientists found out that when it comes to dentin caries, the erythritol group showed superior results to sorbitol and xylitol groups. The time to develop caries lesions was the longest in the erythritol group.
What was interesting was that even after the intervention was done and when scientists did a check back on the participants of the study(2), they found that the results of this sweetener persisted 3 years after the study was conducted and the stoppage of sweetener consumption.
The sweetener we use in Energy Pod has the potential to help improve the oral health of children and maybe a smart investment even after stopping the consumption of the sweetener. Go get some!