Erythritol is a natural substance found naturally in some fruits and even in the human body. It’s been used since 1870 and tested over 100 years with ZERO side effects! In fact, it is classified as an ANTIOXIDANT! Perhaps you are confusing it with Xylitol? Honey, for example, is much worse because of the high amount of fructose, calories and it spikes insulin. Erythritol has zero calories, zero sugar, does not cause gas or bloating like other sugar alcohols and again- is a natural substance found in fruits, plants and the human body. There is no change in blood sugar or insulin levels. There is also no effect on cholesterol, triglycerides or other biomarkers. For people who are overweight, with diabetes or other issues related to the metabolic syndrome, erythritol is an excellent alternative to sugar. Unlike other sugars, erythritol does not feed bacteria in the mouth. Multiple studies have examined the effects erythritol has on dental caries and show a reduction in plaque and the harmful bacteria, while another study shows no actual reduction in caries: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24852946 Multiple studies on metabolism and toxicity have been performed over the last 100 years. Despite long-term feeding of high amounts of erythritol, no negative effects have been discovered. In fact, it’s GOOD for you!
The scientific studies are endless: