Like sucrose (table sugar) it can be digested to glucose and fructose. However, it differs from sucrose in one highly important respect. While in sucrose the glucose and fructose are bonded together with a linkage called α1-2, in isomaltulose the linkage is α1-6. This difference results in profoundly different effects on human (and animal) physiology with multiple potential health benefits when isomaltulose is consumed in place of sucrose and certain other carbohydrates. The benefits arise because, in comparison with sucrose and most other carbohydrates, isomaltulose is digested slowly and steadily by humans and animals, and is essentially no substrate for oral bacteria (i.e. isomaltulose is kind to teeth by not promoting tooth decay).
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