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Six Concerns Surrounding Sucralose

Unlock the Sweet Secrets of Sucralose: Exploring Artificial Sweeteners for Informed Nutrition Choices

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and expand your knowledge as we dive into the captivating world of artificial sweeteners. Join us on a mouthwatering journey through the research findings and discover the impact of sucralose on your health. Don’t miss out on this enlightening episode of the Empowered Nutrition Podcast, where we empower you to make informed choices about sweeteners. Listen now and satisfy your curiosity for a healthier, sweeter life!

🔸 Claim 1: Stability and Digestion
Sucralose was believed to pass through the gut undigested and unchanged. However, research shows that Sucralose breaks down in the gut, releasing chlorine into the system and raising concerns about its potential health risks.

🔸 Claim 2: Impact on the Gut Microbiome
Initial claims suggested no effect on the gut microbiome, but subsequent studies have demonstrated that Sucralose disrupts and damages the microbiome in both humans and animals, leading to a compromised gut barrier and systemic inflammation.

🔸 Claim 3: Intestinal Barrier Integrity
Sucralose was believed to have no impact on the intestinal barrier, but it has been found to damage the gut lining, leading to increased permeability, epithelial scarring, and bacterial infiltration. These effects are associated with inflammation and increased risk of colon cancer.

🔸 Claim 4: Bioaccumulation
Contrary to initial claims, Sucralose does bioaccumulate in the body, particularly in adipose tissue. Studies have shown that it persists in fat tissue even after discontinuing its consumption, and it can lead to increased lipid accumulation in fat cells.

🔸 Claim 5: Metabolic Effects
Early claims stated that Sucralose had no effect on metabolism, blood glucose, or insulin. However, research over the past two decades has revealed that Sucralose alters glucose and insulin concentrations in humans, impairs liver metabolic health, and blunts thyroid function.

🔸 Claim 6: Biological and Toxicological Impact
Initial claims suggested no toxicological impact or consequences on genes. However, studies have shown that Sucralose increases the risk of genotoxicity, DNA damage, and cancer. Heating Sucralose produces toxic compounds, further exacerbating its potential harm.

🔬 We’ll also delve into the genotoxicity of sucralose and its potential association with increased cancer risk. Prepare to be amazed as we explore how even mild heating of Sucralose can release toxic compounds that harm DNA.

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🎧 Listen to the full episode on the Empowered Nutrition Podcast to learn more about the research findings and gain insights into making informed choices about sweeteners and their impact on your health.

Reference:
Schiffman SS, Scholl EH, Furey TS, Nagle HT. Toxicological and pharmacokinetic properties of sucralose-6-acetate and its parent sucralose: in vitro screening assays [published online ahead of print, 2023 May 29]. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev. 2023;1-35. doi:10.1080/10937404.2023.2213903https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37246822/

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