Originally Posted by lylemcd
There seems to be huge variability in this (which the studies have also noted). I can tolerate small amounts but if I make a mistake and buy a high sugar alcohol protein bar, it's bad news. Others can handle more without issue.
I'll echo Lyle here, I've used sugar alcohols daily for over a decade, Extra "sugar free" gum is a pack a day habit for me. which is a substantial amount. And while I'm less sure of the overall health implications of it, I don't notice much gastrointestinal distress, though I've probably adapted as best one can to it at this point.
I also consume a fair amount of Isomalt with Werther's sugar free candy on occasion.