Though the ingredient list doesn't mention sugar, but the supplement fact panel lists one gram of sugar per serving, that one gram of sugar shown on the Turmeric Gummies comes from the Isomalto-oligosaccharides (also known as IMO), a commonly used fiber additive and sweetener. We use VitaFiber™ IMO in conjunction with pectin, as a base in some of our gummies. Since the serving size of the turmeric gummy is larger than most of our other gummy products (4 gummies per serving), the quantity of IMO aggregates into more than 0.5g glucose and is thus rounded up to 1 gram of sugar, per FDA labeling regulations.
The IMO we use is made from a blend of organic, non-GMO cornstarch and organic, non-GMO tapioca, which undergoes a fermentation process, followed by a filtration process (so the IMO is considered corn-free).
The sweeteners we use in our sugar-free gummy products, varying from product to product, are monk fruit extract, stevia leaf extract, Erythritol and Xylitol. Erythritol and Xylitol, which are sugar alcohols, are derived from organic compounds. Sugar alcohols, monk fruit and stevia have lower glycemic index readings than sucrose (common sugar), don’t contribute to tooth decay, contain dietary fiber and have fewer carbs.