Sugar Alcohols Like Xylitol Deactivate Respiratory Viruses

In this study, researchers wanted to “explore the antiviral potential of sugar alcohols against respiratory viruses with pandemic potential” to help mitigate future pandemics. They found that “sugar alcohols [like xylitol] can inactivate respiratory viruses known to have pandemic potential.”

Tesch, M., Westover, J., Gonzalez, M., & Rahaghi, F. (2023). Exploring Chemotherapeutic Agents as Countermeasures against Respiratory Viruses: Antiviral Potential of Sugar Alcohols.