I beg to differ the noisy gurgling upset stomach and bowel gasses the xylitol delivers will distract from the discomfort of a sore throat.

For Sore Throat, Xylitol and Probiotics Offer No Benefits Over Placebo

Xylitol, a popular sweetener in sugarless gum, and probiotics are sometimes recommended as remedies for sore throat, but a randomized trial has found that neither works better than a placebo. Researchers assigned 1,009 people with sore throats to one of three groups: no chewing gum, xylitol gum, or sorbitol gum without xylitol.

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