Sunday, September 21, 2008

Some Facts Of Splenda

Hubby yesterday was very curious of researching about Splenda or the other name is Sucralose. This is an artificial sweetener that most of the people use for their coffee. Even my hubby and myself sometimes we give a little bit to our son. We use it in our coffee in the morning and sometimes when i bake a cake and muffins. According to the study that was published in the Journal of Head and Face Pain reported sucralose as a possible trigger for migraine patients. Another study published in the Journal of Mutation Research linked high doses (2 g per kg; equal to 10,000 packets per day for the 150 lb person in the above example) of sucralose to DNA damage in mice.Wikipedia) Oh my i cant believe it but this was happened.

Another is this Thymus in which it is an organ that is important to the immune system. A report from NICNAS cites two studies on rats, both of which found "a significant decrease in mean thymus weight" at a certain dose.[21] The sucralose dosages which caused the thymus gland effects referenced in the NICNAS report was 3000 mg/kg bw/day for 28 days. For an 80 kg (176 lb) human, this would mean a 28-day intake of 240 grams of sucralose, which is equivalent to more than 20,000 individual Splenda packets/day for approximately one month. The dose required to provoke any immunological response was 750 mg/kg bw/day,[22] or 60 grams of sucralose per day, which is more than 5,000 Splenda packets/day (there are 11.9 mg of sucralose in a 1g retail packet of Splenda). These and other studies were considered by regulators before concluding that sucralose was safe. However, because some ingested sucralose is broken down and absorbed by the body there is concern that chronic consumption may lead to thymus shrinkage or other side-effects. (Wikipedia)

Other health problem of this Splenda according to the study are:

Gastrointestinal tract --> see wikipedia for more info
Organochlorides --> see wikipedia
Allergic reactions --> see wikipedia
Weight gain --> see widipedia

Hubby have some of this symptoms and i believe this is the cause of this stuff. We stop now using Splenda and hopefully this is true that when you stop using all symptom is gone.