We do not use sugar alcohol to sweeten because of the adverse affects. Sugar Alcohol (a form of carbohydrate) is not easily digestible and is a common cause of upset stomach. Once in the intestinal tract, the sugar alcohol will meet bacteria that ferments it, releasing gas, which leads to bloating, cramps, pain, and/or diarrhea.
Many ‘diet’ ice creams turn to sugar alcohols like xylitol, erythritol and sorbitol to sweeten but they can leave a bad aftertaste and cause digestive issues.
"On account of their poor digestibility, sugar alcohols can act as a laxative – though some types are more potent than others. Of all the poorly-absorbed sugar alcohols, erythritol is the least laxative one. Small studies done in healthy volunteers suggest that doses of 20 to 35 grams of erythritol may generally be tolerated well. But among people with irritable bowel syndrome or a fructose intolerance, symptoms of gas, nausea and diarrhea can be provoked at even very modest doses of a few grams.
The pints I profiled contained anywhere from 0 to 4 grams of erythritol (Arctic Zero and Wink, respectively) to 18 to 24 grams of erythritol (Breyer's Delights, Enlightened and Halo Top). If you trend toward constipation and are impervious to the effects of intestinal gas, you might find a pint of these products somewhat helpful in the bathroom. If you've got IBS, a tendency toward diarrhea or an otherwise sensitive stomach, consider yourself warned.” -US News and World Report
We sweeten with organic agave which is much sweeter than cane sugar so we can use a lot less (only 5 grams per serving). This is why Re:THINK has 2/3 less sugar than traditional ice cream. We are the FIRST and ONLY collagen-infused lactose-free A2/A2 Dairy ice cream! Re:THINK is the indulgent ice cream that’s better-for-you, diabetic and keto-friendly, gluten free with no sugar alcohol. We are truly the best choice for a ’tummy-friendly’ ice cream.