Sucralose: Debunking Misinformation
It is unfortunate that there is so much confusion and misinformation about sweeteners. Sweeteners have received bad press, primarily because of aspartame, a sweetener which degrades when heated and tastes bad. However Sucralose, a low-calorie sweetener that makes Vi-Shape Shake Mix, Neuro and GO a great choice for those looking to limit their sugar intake, has been found safe in both hot and cold applications. Not only that, but Sucralose has had over 110 peer reviewed studies completed that have deemed it safe for consumption.
Some people feel that the FDA approves drugs too easily (i.e. Vioxx, Phen Phen), so looking at other countries who abide by more stringent regulations is often a good benchmark to take into consideration. With this in mind, the fact that Sucralose has been approved by over 80 countries globally is a great indicator of its safety when used as directed.
In addition to the confidence found in the global community, research studies have shown that Sucralose does not pose any neurological, reproductive or carcinogenic hazards to consumers. Because of its safety, the number of people using Sucralose has been on the rise.
Sucralose is found in common products such as Diet V8 Splash Juice, Clear ‘N’ Natural Sparkling Flavored Waters, Sugar-Free Jell-O, diet colas and can be found in more than 4,500 food and beverage products. To put the amount we use in perspective, our products contain about ¼ of the amount of Sucralose in a diet cola and roughly 1/3 of a Splenda packet.
An alternative to using Sucralose and keeping our product low in sugar would be to use a natural sugar alcohol, such as Xylitol. The problem with Xylitol is that it causes diarrhea in approximately 20% of the population!
With all of these factors taken into consideration and additional research conducted by our team of scientists, this is a brief synopsis as to why Sucralose is a safe ingredient and why it is used in our products.
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