Is Sucralose bad for you?
The short answer from the evidence gathered is, YES. That’s not just my opinion, but the research shows it. But just like vaping the government health experts say, it’s not as bad as eating sugar.
That to me is not a clean bill of health for Sucralose (Splenda) or any other artificial sweetener come to that. Here’s a few recent stories and studies that have appeared in the mainstream.
Ramazzini Institute Mouse Study
Scientists from the Ramazzini Institute in Italy found that mice developed different types of cancer including leukaemia. They fed mice high doses of Sucralose, they found that male mice were more likely to develop leukaemia after being fed Sucralose.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said in a statement that;
“the available data did not support the conclusions of the authors”
Case Western University
Researchers found that Sucralose (Splenda) given over a six week period worsens gut health by creating more inflammation in mice genetically bred with Crohn’s Disease. They also found that it increased the penetration of gut bacteria in the gut wall like e.Coli. Please note, the research only found issues when mice had Crohn’s Disease or gut issues.
The findings suggest that Splenda may increase symptoms of Crohn’s or other inflammatory bowel diseases in humans.
Washington University School of Medicine
Does Sucralose affect blood sugar response? Yes according to M. Yanina Pepino PhD researchers from Washington University. They reported that Sucralose (Splenda) is capable of changing the bodies insulin levels.
Quote from Pepino;
“When study participants drank sucralose, their blood sugar peaked at a higher level than when they drank only water before consuming glucose. Insulin levels also rose to about 20 per cent higher. So the artificial sweetener was related to an enhanced blood insulin and glucose response.”
Heating Sucralose (Splenda) Creates Carcinogens
Because chlorine is used in the manufacture of Sucralose (Splenda), it makes it unstable when heated during cooking. The high temperature used during cooking forms ‘chloropropanols’ (3-MCPD) which are possible carcinogens. Is this worth the risk?
Known List of symptoms associated with Splenda;
Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Swelling, Abdominal Tenderness, Amenorrhea, Back Pain, Blurry Vision, Breathlessness, Fatigue, Head Pain, Hip Pain, Insomnia, Interstitial Cystitis, Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Ringing In Ears, Seeing Spots, Shoulder Pain, Tingling In Hands, Unexplained Weight Gain, Vaginal Bleeding