Splenda, the market name sucralose is one of the best selling artificial sweetener in the world. In the US, you can be found under the sucralose additive code E955
Tens of thousands of processed food products containing Splenda, which are sold in more than 90 countries. Many of these products are marketed for people who want to lose weight or control their diabetes. But research finds that even may worsen these problems, and `s related to many different negative side effects.
can find a list of consumer complaints using Splenda. The most common adverse effects and health problems of the list are:
- allergic reactions
- Weight gain and levels of blood sugar
- Problems with gastrointestinal
- migraines, seizures and dizziness
- the vision blurred
the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health has published a detailed scientific opinion of sucralose, revealing a long list of security issues, such as DNA damage, toxicity, and an increased risk of cancer development when cooked.
Sucralose- is not safe to cook!
In this report it came to the very important conclusion that challenged the state of sucralose as safe.
The main concern is that it is not an inert substance.
Sucralose, when heated, releases chloropropanols, part of the class of toxins dioxins. Splenda is sold as an ingredient that is stable when heated, so it ‘s suitable for cooking and baking. All these claims were refuted by scientific findings. On the other hand, artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, are not recommended for cooking because high temperatures they decompose.
According to recent research, sucralose begins to decompose at 119 ° C, and is completely degraded at 180 ° C.
Dioxin is the waste product of smelting, bleaching chlorine, incineration and production of pesticides, known negative health effects, including cancer and endocrine function disorders. This toxic compound was used in Agent Orange to defoliate the jungle during the Vietnam War. We can sit freely that ‘s one of the most dangerous chemicals in the world.
A study published in October sets the concern of chlorination reactions that occur when cooking sucralose in cookware stainless steel. dioxins and dibenzofurans, which are highly toxic components are created.
Animal research has linked Splenda consumption with increased risk of leukemia, so `s time for the FDA to reconsider the security situation of sucralose.
Sucralose- risk for intestinal health
According to that review, sucralose is responsible for the destruction of intestinal bacteria. An animal research from 2008 shows that sucralose can kill up to 50% of the useful bacteria in the gut.
The destruction of healthy intestinal bacteria makes us vulnerable to hostile microorganisms that can cause health problems. Our immune system is dependent on healthy intestinal flora, so that an artificial sweetener can destroy half of the useful intestinal bacteria should concern us.
Furthermore, sucralose is directed to useful microorganisms most harmful bacteria or other pathogens. Negative effects on intestinal flora are present even after a recovery period of 3 months.
Previous studies have shown that sucralose is happening unchanged through the gastrointestinal tract, but recent studies found that is metabolized in the intestine. The report indicates that “the safety profile of these metabolites assumed sucralose still do not know.”
health threat for diabetics
In order to control their disease, diabetics use artificial sweeteners. But animal studies and in humans have shown that sucralose is changing glucose levels, insulin and glucagon-like peptide-1. In September issue of the journal “Diabetes Care” has published a study that reached the same conclusion. Obese patients who were using sucralose experienced more gradual increase in peak plasma concentrations, decreased clearance of insulin and more gradual increase in peak insulin secretion rate, compared with the control group. The authors have declared that:
“The data indicate that sucralose has an effect on the response of blood glucose and insulin oral glucose tolerance in obese people who normally don`t use non-nutritive sweeteners. “
the need to address issues of toxicology
the review offered states that” many toxicological problems arising from long-term exposure to sucralose remain unresolved. ” Some of them are:
- Creation of toxic compounds, when `s
- potential drug interactions
- DNA damage and possible epigenetic adverse effects
- bioaccumulation (Splenda is absorbed by the body fat)
also shows that the acceptable daily intake of sucralose is probably hundreds of times higher than it should be. Recent research has found that the “no observed effect level” in intestinal bacteria in rats is 454 times lower than has been shown in previous studies. If we assume that the effects are similar in humans, we may experience negative health effects, even when we consume less than the ADI sucralose.
“The FDA classifies sucralose as an additive safe food for human consumption. Its decision was based on the results of 110 studies in animals and humans on the effects of sucralose. Two studies were conducted in humans, one of whom was a trial of four days by the manufacturer “as reported by the examiner.
These two studies consisted of 36 people in total, 23 of which actually consumed sucralose. 4 days testing investigated the relationship between sucralose and tooth decay, not human tolerance.
We can freely say that if you are a long-term user of Splenda, you are acting as a guinea pig, because the consequences of long term use in humans are not yet known.
Looking through the research literature, can be found that only 10% of studies regarding sucralose are about their safety. Eight years ago, there were only 15 studies regarding the safety of sucralose, 13 of them funded by the manufacturer of Splenda, which was a huge conflict of interest.
Industry studies funded
I can hardly believe that the results of independent security studies funded by companies producing artificial sweeteners.
In 1996, Dr. Ralph Walton reviewed 165 studies on aspartame and found significant discrepancy between the results and the source of funding for the studies. 74 of them were industry related funding and 91 were independently funded.
- 100% of industry-funded supported the safe use of aspartame
- 92% of independent studies discovered at least a potential health problem.
As Dr. Watson said, from the remaining independent studies 7 supporting the safety of aspartame, 6 were conducted by the FDA, and the seventh was only a review of the literature industry-sponsored research.
If we consider the relationship between the FDA and various industries that won`t be sure how truly independent is the FDA investigation. Give any value to this concern, you`d be looking at 100% of industry-funded studies that claim that aspartame is safe, and 100% of independent studies indicate a health problem.
This is proof of how powerful the influence of sponsored enterprises on the safety of aspartame not only, but all kinds of products and compounds studies. This bias is a great flaw- system to receive FDA approval, `s is not mandatory to have any king of independent study. “The Examiner” suggests that senators please contact Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, if you want to take any action regarding this issue, and ask them for independent studies and appropriate with respect to the safety of artificial sweeteners as aspartame and sucralose. In addition, you can contact John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Congressmen Steve Stivers and Pat Tiberi to ask for support.
Prevalence and diagnosis of sensitivity
The negative effects of sucralose are often overlooked or misdiagnosed, because they mimic other common conditions. These are the most common symptoms that you may notice 24 hours after consumption of a product containing sucralose:
- Heart: palpitations or fluttering
- Head: Migraine headaches and pains head, swelling of the throat, tongue, lips, face
- Joints: pain or pain
- Lungs: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing
- Nose: sneezing, congestion or nasal
- Stomach: gas, pain, swelling, nausea, vomiting (bloody) diarrhea
- Eyes: redness, itching, swelling
- skin redness, itching, swelling, rash, hives, rashes, blisters
- neurological :. Anxiety, depression, dizziness
represent a challenge for removal if you suspect you suffer from sucralose sensitivity. Remove all products containing sucralose from your diet completely, if symptoms are gone, you have your answer. During the next 24 hours reintroduce a small amount of sucralose to see what their reaction, in order to verify his suspicions twice.
may take more than 3 months to improve any gastrointestinal or other health problem, if you`ve been consuming Splenda for a long time. Try to improve the intestinal flora, to accelerate the healing process. Eat vegetables and fermented probiotics.
The only way to eliminate the side effects of Splenda is completely avoided. Read carefully the products they are buying because many of them contain sucralose or other artificial sweeteners, not only food but regular diet products as well.
is not a safe substitute for sugar
Splenda is made from sugar, but the chemical composition is similar to DDT. Many research indicates a list of health problems, from promoting cancer and diabetes to the destruction of the intestinal flora.
Since the approval of the FDA safety is clearly not a guarantee, they are consuming is at your own risk. Sayer Ji says:
“dioxins and DDT are highly toxic, resistant to decomposition when released into the environment, and this is the reason they are classified as” persistent organic pollutants “
in 2000, Splenda was releases like “Made from sugar and tastes like sugar” but the slogan retired in 2007 after allegations rival Merisant Co, which produces Equality, manufacturers of Splenda are intentionally confusing the client, thinking that their products are healthier and safer than other artificial sweeteners. But all artificial sweeteners ceased to be marketed as healthy replacement for years or natural sugar. ”
can only strongly suggest our readers to avoid all artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, acesulfame potassium, neotame and many more. In one way or another, all are harmful and dangerous to health.