Anhydrous crystalline maltose

background

Anhydrous crystalline maltose has been used as a food stabilizer and a desiccant (chemical agent used to absorb moisture) for use in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
Anhydrous crystalline maltose has been studied in patients with Sjogren's syndrome (inflammatory autoimmune disorder) for treatment of dry mouth.
Limited information is currently available about the effects of anhydrous crystalline maltose for the treatment of any indication in humans.

Related Terms

ACM, disaccharide.

evidence table

These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.
 
Dry mouth (Sjogren's syndrome) (Grade: C)
Anhydrous crystalline maltose (ACM) has been studied and may be effective for relieving symptoms of dry mouth associated with Sjogren's syndrome (inflammatory autoimmune disorder characterized by a dry mouth and dry eyes). Additional study is needed.