The Bitter Truth About Splenda

The Bitter Truth About Splenda

If you were told to ingest a biologically alien synthetic chemical whose presence on this planet did not predate 1976, and whose structure is only a few atoms away from the deadly pesticide DDT, and you knew that not only were there no long term human safety studies performed on it, but that it had been already proven in tests to have following adverse health effects [click hyperlinked text to read the study abstracts]:

· Shrunken thymus glands (up to 40% shrinkage) 

· Enlarged liver and kidneys.

· Abnormal histopathological changes in spleen and thymus

· Increased cecal weight 

· Reduced growth rate

· DNA Damage

· Adverse changes to gastrointestinal bacteria

· Abnormal Pelvic Mineralization

· Decreased red blood cell count 

· Hyperplasia of the pelvis

· Aborted pregnancy (Maternal & Fetal Toxicity)

· Decreased fetal body weights and placental weights 

· Bowel inflammation/Crohn's Disease

· Triggering migraine

· Increase glycosylation of hemoglobin (HbA1c) for diabetics

...would you still consume it? Of course not! And yet, millions of Americans (including our precious children!) are doing exactly that by consuming Splenda. So, what is sucralose, chemically speaking?

Like "Splenda," the term "sucralose" is a cute little marketing ploy. The true name of this ugly little chemical is actually too long for the human tongue to comfortably pronounce (which is usually an excellent indication that it is not safe to ingest!) Go ahead and see if you can wrap your vocal chords around this phonetic monstrosity:

1,6-dichloro-1,6-dideoxy-BETA-D-fructofuranosyl-4-chloro-4-deoxy-alpha-D-galactopyranoside

Despite the intended insinuation, sucralose is not a form of sucrose (cane sugar). Sucralose/Splenda is produced through artificially substituting three hydroxyl groups (hydrogen + oxygen) with three chlorine atoms in the sugar (sucrose) molecule. Natural sugar is a hydrocarbon built around 12 carbon atoms. When transformed into Splenda it becomes a chlorocarbon, in the same family as deadly pesticides like DDT, insecticides, biocides, disinfectants like Chlorox Bleach, and WWI poison gas like dichlorourea.

The makers of sucralose/Splenda argue that this "remarkably stable" chemical passes unchanged into the urine and feces, when in fact, up to 11% to 27% is absorbed into the body (FDA, 1999). In fact, the varying degrees to which sucralose is absorbed is used as a marker for gut and intestinal permeability to determine certain disease states. Once absorbed, some portion of this chlorocarbon accumulates in the body (between 1.6% to 12.2%). What effects will these accumulated chemicals have? According to James Bowen, M.D:

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Intuition



I intuitively knew that this garbage was no good.  This should be enough to spark anyone's intuition:  "biologically alien synthetic chemical whose presence on this planet did not predate 1976".  So the very long list of problems and diseases associated with splenda (does not deserve capitalization) is no big surprise to me.  Our FDA is the opposite of useful.

Duke Study on the subject



Here's a link to the Duke University study done on the subject: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18800291

Here's a NYT article on the subject: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/23/business/23splenda.html

Here's another great article on the subject: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/02/10/new-study-of-splenda-reveals-shocking-information-about-potential-harmful-effects.aspx

SPLENDA




Read carefully and have a Sweet SPLENDA Life !!!  tv

Splenda



Love your articles!  Would you consider doing a guest blog on my website about whole food eating and avoiding food additives?  http://www.angelamd.com   The site is a resource for my patients to visit as I get them off prescription meds by gradually adopting a whole food diet to help prevent and cure their disease!

Angela Henriksen MD

 

Re: Guest blog



Greetings Angela,

Thank you for your positive feedback!

Feel free to contact me at info@greenmedinfo.com and we can discuss further creating an article on the topic you mentioned.

All the best

Sayer Ji, founder

 

Sources are hyperlinked in the body



The studies are linked in the body of the article.

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Splenda



Would you please cite the studies indicating that Splenda is harmful? Without sources, your article is mere hearsay.

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