Sucralose Myths

Myth: Sucralose has been linked to cancer.

Fact: No, sucralose does not cause cancer. Leading regulatory and health agencies have extensively reviewed the scientific literature on sucralose and concluded that it is not associated with negative health effects, including cancer.

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Myth: Sucralose was approved following very little testing.

Fact:  More than 100 studies, representing over 20 years of research, have proven sucralose has an excellent safety profile.

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Myth: Sucralose affects blood sugar control in people with diabetes.

Fact: Studies show that sucralose passes through the body virtually unchanged and has no effect on carbohydrate metabolism, short- or long-term blood glucose control or insulin secretion.

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Myth: No-calorie sweeteners actually cause weight gain by increasing sugar cravings.

Fact: Numerous studies have determined that no-calorie sweeteners do not increase appetite, food intake or weight gain. In fact, the vast majority of scientific literature confirms the benefits and safety of using no-calorie sweeteners and products for weight control and weight loss.

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Myth: Sucralose is not safe for children.

Fact: Sucralose has been tested and proven to be safe for use by children of all ages. In fact, sucralose can be part of the solution to the growing problem of childhood obesity by helping to reduce the amount of added sugars children consume daily.

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Myth: Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not consume sucralose.

Fact: Research has shown that sucralose does not have harmful effects on pregnant women or their babies. A number of studies required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were conducted, with results supporting the safety of sucralose during pregnancy and nursing.

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Myth: Sucralose isn’t safe because it contains chlorine.

Fact: The sucralose molecule contains three atoms of chlorine, which helps intensify the sweetness of sugar and remove the calories.

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Myth: Sucralose causes various side effects including headaches, allergies and gastrointestinal issues.

Fact: Scientists have conducted many studies to determine whether sucralose had any various side effects. Researchers have concluded that there are no known side effects of sucralose.

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