Sucralose, marketed under the brand name Splenda, is a bestselling artificial sweetener around the world, and is associated with many side effects.
Side effects include:
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Seizures, dizziness, blurred vision, and migraines
- Allergic reactions
- Blood sugar increases
- Weight gain
- Allergic Reactions
And that’s not all! An in-depth scientific review of sucralose published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health reveals an extensive list of safety concerns, including toxicity, DNA damage, and heightened carcinogenic potential when used in cooking.
When heated, it releases dioxins. Dioxin is a waste product of incineration, smelting, chlorine bleaching, and pesticide manufactur-ing, and it’s well-documented health effects include cancer and endo-crine disruption. In fact, dioxin, which was a toxic component in Agent Orange used to defoliate jungles during the Vietnam War, is easily one of the most dangerous chemicals known to man. Splenda is made from sugar, but chemically it’s more similar to DDT!
According to Dr. Mercola, “My strong suggestion is to avoid ALL artificial sweeteners like the plague. While mechanisms of harm may differ, they’re all harmful in one way or another. This includes aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal), sucralose (Splenda), saccharin (Sweet’N Low), acesulfame potassium, neotame, and others."
MAKING THE SWITCH! For the past four years Maillette Family Chiropractic has relied on Advocare to supply our patients, family, and friends with superior vitamin/supplement support. However, Advocare has raised a red flag with their use of Splenda/ Sucralose to sweeten all their supplement drinks. It is with great concern and disappointment that we have decided to no longer carry the Splenda based products in our office. Ethically if we preach true health care how can we recommend the use of such a poison as Splenda/Sucralose to our patients.
GREAT NEWS! We have found Genesis Pure, a five year old, natural nutrition company. Genesis Pure was founded by Dr. Lindsey Duncan, an award winning naturopathic doctor, who believes in using top nutrition and the philosophy of “Cleanse, Balance, and Build” to create overall healing and wellness. This philosophy includes utilizing nutrition to create an alkaline body for optimum physical health. You will find several products within Genesis Pure to be very similar to Advocare, however, never using artificial sweeteners and only pure and organic natural products. If you have any questions please contact us. Check out Genesis Pure at www.TeamSharp.com.