Question - What chemicals are in Splenda?

Answered by: Frances Torres  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 16-06-2022  |  Views: 610  |  Total Questions: 14

Splenda usually contains 95% dextrose (D-glucose) and maltodextrin (by volume) which the body readily metabolizes, combined with a small amount of mostly indigestible sucralose. Sucralose is made by replacing three select hydrogen-oxygen groups on sucrose (table sugar) molecules with three chlorine atoms. Like other artificial sweeteners, sucralose is highly controversial. Some claim that it's entirely harmless, but new studies suggest that it may have some effects on your metabolism. For some people, it may raise blood sugar and insulin levels. No, SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener does not contain formaldehyde. No, SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener does not contain aspartame. Aspartame is another no-calorie sweetener unrelated to sucralose. STORY AT-A-GLANCE. An in-depth scientific review of sucralose (Splenda) reveals an extensive list of safety concerns, including toxicity, DNA damage, and heightened carcinogenic potential when used in cooking. When heated, it releases chloropropanols, which belong to a class of toxins known as dioxins. Yes the sucralose molecule contains three atoms of chlorine, and this is the key to how we intensify the sweetness of sugar and remove the calories. There is no cause for concern about the safety of sucralose due to the presence of chlorine.

https://www.thrillist.com/health/nation/artificial-sweeteners-vs-sugar-which-is-better

Sucralose, also known as Splenda, passes through the body easily and does not build up in body fat. It's also 600 times sweeter than sugar, so a little goes a long way.

https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/splenda-cancer

There's no evidence that Splenda (sucralose) causes cancer. Some research suggests it can cause inflammation, particularly in your bowel. Chronic inflammation of the bowels is a risk factor for some types of cancer.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/natural-sugar-substitutes

Stevia is probably the healthiest option, followed by xylitol, erythritol and yacon syrup. "Less bad" sugars like maple syrup, molasses and honey are slightly better than regular sugar, but should still be used sparingly. As with most things in nutrition, moderation is key.

https://www.businessinsider.com/safety-health-artificial-sweetners-2016-12

How to pick the safest artificial sweetener, based on science When it comes to sugar, we're eating too much. Hollis Johnson. But are low-calorie sweeteners the best alternative? Getty. Sugar alcohols (Xylitol) — "safe" Aspartame — "safe" Acesulfame-K — "safe. Stevia — "safe" Saccharin — "safe" Sucralose — "safe"

https://www.uab.edu/shp/nutritiontrends/recipes-food-facts/food-facts/artificial-sweeteners

Acceptable Daily Intake: 5 milligrams for each kilogram of body weight. For a 150-pound person, 340 milligrams a day would be safe. A packet of Splenda contains 12 milligrams of sucralose.

https://naturalforce.com/blogs/nutrition/sucralose-splenda-bad-for-you

According to a study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, sucralose negatively impacts the gut microbiome. Once gut bacteria come across it, they chow down and die off. In experiments with animal models, sucralose was found to kill off as much as 50% of the "good" gut microbiome.

https://www.cheatsheet.com/health-fitness/the-best-and-worst-artificial-sweeteners-on-the-market.htm

Here's a breakdown of the most harmful and least harmful artificial sweeteners, so you can determine what's best for you and your diet. Sucralose (Splenda) You can use sucralose for baking. Aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet) Saccharin (Sweet'n Low) Sugar alcohols. Stevia.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/are-artificial-sweeteners-a-good-alternative-to-sugar

In addition, the fructose found in most types of sugar may damage the liver and cause insulin resistance. The FDA has approved five artificial sweeteners: acesulfame, aspartame, neotame, saccharin, and sucralose. And some short-term studies suggest that artificial sweeteners may have that effect.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/stevia-vs-splenda

Stevia is approximately 200 times sweetener than sugar and gets its sweetness from natural compounds in the stevia plant called steviol glycosides ( 9, 10 ). Meanwhile, Splenda is 450–650 times sweeter than sugar. Thus, a smaller amount of Splenda is needed to reach your preferred level of sweetness.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5522834/

Sucralose induced elevated pro-inflammatory gene expression in liver. As described above, sucralose could increase the production of bacterial pro-inflammatory mediators, which may cause inflammatory responses in host tissues after being translocated into the host circulation.

https://thecompounder.com/splenda-can-kill-you/

Splenda Can Kill You. Pre-Approval Research. Pre-approval research showed that sucralose caused shrunken thymus glands (up to 40% shrinkage) and enlarged liver and kidneys.

https://www.healthline.com/health/diabetes/sucralose-and-diabetes

Sucralose doesn't have a negative impact on people with diabetes. It actually has zero effect on your blood sugar levels, so there's no need to worry about a spike in sugar. When you eat sucralose, most of the substance passes through your body without being absorbed into your system.

http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/knowledge_base/detail/splenda/

First, most splenda is packed in a filler called maltodextrin. This is a starch and is very difficult to digest. Splenda, aka sucralose, is a sucrose-like molecule. Basically, they have added Chlorine atoms to sucrose to make it indigestible by humans.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170717091043.htm

Summary: Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a new study. Consumption of artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame and sucralose, is widespread and increasing.