What Splenda Isn't Telling You
What Splenda Isn’t Telling You
Wouldn’t it be great if the phrase “Aspartame Free” meant it was safe? Wouldn’t it also be nice that a “Zero Calorie Sweetner” actually had zero calories? And lastly, wouldn’t it be nice to know that this product has been thoroughly studied and found safe for regular use?
That’s what the creators of this synthetically created chemical would have you believe, but those are all lies.
“Sucralose was discovered by Tate & Lyle and researchers at Queen Elizabeth College, University of London, in 1976. Tate & Lyle subsequently developed sucralose-based Splenda products in partnership with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. “ - Wikipedia
When we are talking about Sucralose, we are talking about Splenda, and we are talking about Johnson & Johnson; the same company who threatened to sue Dr. Mercola when he was writing his book “Sweet Deception” about artificial sweeteners. So what is so bad and what is so deceptive about Splenda, after all, it is “made from sugar”.
It’s NOT Zero Calories
Splenda is made from 2 essential ingredients: Sucralose and some form of Maltodextrin. What is Maltodextrin? “While technically a complex carbohydrate because of it's low-sugar content, maltodextrin has a glycemic index of 130 (table sugar is only 65). A high glycemic index means that it goes through the digestive system and into the bloodstream very quickly.” (Read more about it HERE)
So if Maltodextrin basically is sugar, why are they putting it in a sugar free package? Moreover, 1 package of Splenda has about 4 calories… not zero. So, how do they get away with this? Well, like most things, with loopholes. Any time a product contains less than 1g of sugar, it can legally be called “sugar free”, even if it isn’t. Splenda is not sugar free.
Sucralose by itself doesn’t affect blood sugar levels, but because it is mixed with the maltodextrin, it is something that people with Type 1 Diabetes need to be aware of. Saying that Splenda is made from sugar so it tastes like sugar is a ridiculous claim considering that each packet contains 99% Maltodextrin (sugar) and less than 1% of Sucralose. Why? Because Sucralose is 600x sweeter than than sugar, so they can’t just give folks 1 sand grain of it. They need to give it a bulking agent, which is what Maltodextrin does.
Synthetic Covalently Bonded Chloride Compounds
The difference between Sucrose(sugar) and Sucralose(Splenda) is but a few atoms, but which atoms they are matter.
In order to create Sucralose, you remove a 3 select hydrogen-oxygen groups from sugar and replace them with three chlorine atoms.
Now before you completely fall asleep or zone out like you did in 10th grade, let me tell you why this matters to you.
Chlorine doesn’t bond with with organic matter, meaning, that nowhere in nature will you ever find choline “naturally” bonded to anything. When scientists synthetically bond chlorine to matter, it is called Synthetic Covalently Bonded Chloride Compound.
What products have Chlorine Bonded Compounds?
DDT PCBs Agent Orange Splenda
Because it is syntactically bonded, and because nature can not create it, your body also has no enzymes to break it down. Most of it gets digested, but there’s still plenty of this neurotoxin left in your body even up to 5 days later.
Studies Haven’t Proven Anything
The food industry isn’t much different from the drug companies when it comes to deceptive practices. The FDA was built to protect consumers by regulating drug and food manufactures. But it has become just another monster program that bends to will of corporations with large checkbooks while the American people continue to suffer and are billed for it.
The FDA requires that studies be done to prove or disprove the effectiveness and truth of a product on the market, but they don’t require that these be independently funded studies. (catching on yet?)
Splenda was introduced as the alternative to aspartame, after it’s predecessor had gotten a bad rep.
0% of the Splenda studies showed any ill health effects, and so the FDA let it sail right through, even the American Diabetes Association was on the party wagon. 0 calories. 0 sugar. 0 health issues.
But 90% of independent studies proven them wrong. Nutrisweet, like aspartame, killed 6,000 people before it was pulled. A few more studies were done by the same companies who made the product, and it was back on the shelf, “new and improved”.
Splenda has the same story line, and we are watching history repeat itself at the expense of human lives.
Less than 10% of the studies conducted pertained to the safety of Splenda. As a matter of fact, 15 were about safety, and 13 were funded by the company who makes Splenda. That’s about as fair and balanced as a Sean Hannity episode.
The longest safety study (for people who would eat it everyday) was for 4 days. That’s right. Four days.
“Sucralose has no affect on blood sugar levels” is an accurate statement, however 99% of the packet is maltodextrin (sugar) and less than 1% is the Sucralose. So what are you actually eating? Maltodextrin, a sugar bulking agent, which, is about 4 calories after ingestion. Sucralose has the same founding bonding ingredients as the world’s most toxin chemicals, which your body can not break down.
Eating some every now and again won’t kill you but neither would sniffing wasp spray, but you’re not doing that are you? The problem comes when a Type 1 Diabetic orders a tea and adds 10 Splenda packets. (who really just uses one anyway?)
If 1 packet has 4 calories and a less than 1g of sugar then our Diabetic friend just had 40 calories and let’s say about 5g of sugar.
Now if our friend does this daily, or several times a week, over a long period of time, that’s where our serious concern comes in. Splenda is known to give migraines because it’s a neurotoxin. It doesn’t completely leave your body and gets absorbed into your fatty tissue.
You and your family are the guinea pigs here, taking synthetically created chemicals to avoid the dangers of another.
Sucralose, otherwise known as Splenda is an unnatural and unhealthy product that we recommend all our Members abstain from.
10/25/2016 10:56:56 am
Is Splenda in my cup or two of coffee each day. I generally drink iced tea sugar free also caffeine free. On occasion I might bake something that calls for sugar which is not often I will substitute with Splenda or depending on what it is a combination of it and sugar. Should I be worried about my use based on the chart at the beginning of the article that listed the dangers of Splenda? Thank you.
2/7/2017 09:22:07 pm
My body responds immediately to most artificial sweeteners: I tend to feel slightly nauseous. I also get, what I call, "the shakies" after a few sips. Splenda seems to be the worst. So if that's a person's response, it can't be good for us.
10/6/2020 08:47:53 am
Your post contains a lot of misinformation. As a PhD organic chemist, I can attest to the fact that there are over 1500 naturally occurring organic compounds that contain chlorine, including the antibiotic vancomycin, which is made by a soil bacterium. Here is a review of the area: Pure & Appl. Chem., Vol. 68, No. 9, pp. 1699-1712, 1996.
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