Splenda Side Effects

Splenda Side Effects & The Possible Dangers Of Sucralose. Child Allergies Must Be Closely Monitored.

Before I begin I will say that I'm not a scientist that has personally done extensive research into a Splenda allergy or the side effects of Splenda.

What I do have is a working knowledge of how well our bodies are able to assimilate the right nutrition in the correct doses for efficiency. I've found that my body can more easily assimilate raw sugar and raw honey better than a chemically induced product such as sucralose.

The following is only my opinion for the question, "Is Splenda good or bad?"

We need to take the time and do our own research and not allow other people to make up our minds for us. Although that's much easier, it can have negative long-term effects on our families. Although Splenda has a catchy marketing slogan, “Made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar” it's a chlorinated artificial sweetener similar to aspartame and saccharin.

The Splenda ingredients found on the package says, "DEXTROSE, MALTODEXTRIN, SUCRALOSE". Right on their own website it says:

"SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener - the brand name for sucralose - is a no calorie sweetener that can help people:

  • reduce added sugars and calories in their diet
  • control calories from sugar to help manage body weight
  • control carbohydrate intake from sugar to help manage conditions like diabetes"

I believe our food regulatory system and the FDA is failing to ensure our long-term food safety. Why the backlash against giants like Monsanto? It's our dependence on sweets and sweeteners (both real and artificial) that is the driving force behind these kinds of products and many people don't seem to care whether they consume real sugar which can be metabolized or artificial sweeteners like Splenda.

Give us a slick slogan and a pretty girl and we'll buy it. But if it's not good then why is it FDA approved? For starters, the FDA has approved many products and drugs that were later are pulled off the market. Here are just a few:

  • Accutane (Isotretinoin) - On the market for 27 years. Use: Acne - Dates: 1982 to June 2009 - Recall: Increased risk of birth defects, premature births, miscarriages
  • Cylert (Pemoline) - On the market for 35 years. Use: Stimulant to treat ADHD/ADD - Dates: 1975 to Oct. 2010 Recall: Liver toxicity
  • Darvon & Darvocet (Propoxyphene) - On the market for 55 years. Use: Pain reliever - Dates: 1955 to Nov. 19, 2010 - Recall: Heart toxicity. Between 1981 and 1999 there were over 2,100 reported deaths
  • DES (Diethylstibestrol) - On the market for 31 years. Use: Synthetic estrogen to prevent pregnancy complications. Dates: 1940 to 1971   

New and inventive chemicals and additives are not the answer. Natural and safe are the answers. I once heard a world-class chef say, "Let an onion taste like an onion. Let a carrot taste like a carrot." Very good advice. 

Possible Splenda Side Effects

I'm not here to confirm nor deny the effects that consuming Splenda has on our bodies. However, evidence has been coming in little by little. I've looked and scoured the internet for confirmed, long-term studies with large groups that have used sucralose to varying amounts and have not found anything that would satisfy me. I did find some possible side-effects and they are: 

  • Migraine
  • Skin rashes
  • Agitation
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling
  • Muscle weakness

My advice is to first severely reduce your dependence on sugar. If you have a Splenda allergy or have exhibited symptoms or a possible intolerance of Splenda side effects you should go see your doctor, an allergist, or a chiropractor who practices Applied Kinesiology or muscle testing.

These kinds of food allergy symptoms can be harmful so it's best to get professional help. The doctor, allergist, or chiropractor can perform a series of tests to determine the root cause of the allergy and treat it accordingly. 

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