Harmful effects of splenda & aspertame?!

wI consume quite a bit of artifical sweetners with all the diet soda, sugarfree candy, and adding it to my coffee. What if any are possible effects of them?
I am diabetic, and so i have been using Splenda instead of sugar. Aspartame can cause numerous side effects-headaches, cramps, weight gain, seizures, and dizziness are among some of the top complaints caused by regular Aspartame use. As of right now, there hasnt been any indication that splenda isnt safe, and really no studies to prove that it is. There are tons of sites about Aspartame Poisoning. The first link tells some of the major illnesses caused by aspartame use. Good Luck and God Bless!

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Some people say it causes headaches, brain tumors and other various forms of cancer.

Aspartame is banned in some countries like Japan.

Splenda has been proven to most resemble sugar, so there is no side affects. But Aspartame can cause side affects

Splenda, I love chlorinated sugar. Makes my memories fade away.

aspertame causes pimples

I dunno, but Aspertane is (like said above) linked to brain tumors and such. I never liked the taste of it. too sweet.

cancer in lab rats

Splenda is sugar, but it has been altered at the DNA level and there are no side effects published yet.

The other sweetners do have side effects and gross amounts will cause health issues, including cancer, migraines and other ailments.

hear it from a doctor. go to this web site and see the research and findings about these two deadly sweeteners.

Aspertame is a non caloric sweetener used in many diet soft drinks and food preparations. Because it degrades when heated and looses its sweeteness, aspertame can not be used for cooking and in sterilizing foods.

Several national and international organizations have assessed the safety of the aspertame sweetener and checked for its side effects. An Acceptable Daily Intake value of 40 mg/kg body weight per day was established. However, some allegations of health risks have launched a debate on the safety of aspertame. More on the aspertame sweetener.

The consumption of aspertame in Europe is estimated to be between 2.8 and 10.1 mg/kg body weight per day.

This aspertame consumption is estimated to be well below the Acceptable Daily Intake (40 mg/kg body weight per day) set by the experts of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), even for children and high consumers of artificial sweeteners such as diabetics. More.

Splenda, also known as sucralose, is artificial sweetener which is a chlorinated sucrose derivative. Facts about this artificial chemical follows:

Pre-Approval Research
Pre-approval research showed that sucralose caused shrunken thymus glands (up to 40% shrinkage) and enlarged liver and kidneys. The manufacturer put forth two arguments in an attempt to claim that sucralose is not toxic:

The dose of sucralose in the experiments was high. However, for chemicals that do not have generations of safe use, the dosage tested must be adjusted for variations in potential toxicity within the human population and between humans and rodents. In order to this, toxicologists estimate a variation of effects in the human population of 10 times. In other words, one person may not have effects until a dose of 10 mg per kg of body weight (10 mg/kg) is reached, while another person may have chronic toxicity effects at 1 mg per kg of body weight (1 mg/kg). In addition, it is well known that many chemicals are much more toxic in humans than in rodents (or even monkeys). For example, the chemicals that the sweetener aspartame breaks down into vary from 5 to 50 times more toxic in humans than in rodents. Therefore, toxicologists estimate a further 10 times the dose for differences between human and rodent toxicity for a total of 100 times (10 * 10).

In order to estimate a potential safe dose in humans, one must divide the lowest dose in given to rodents that was seen to have any negative effects on their thymus glands, liver or kidneys by 100. That dose is then known as the maximum Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) for lifetime use. Keep in mind that the TDI is just an estimate. Some chemicals are much more than 10 times more toxic in humans than in rodents (or will cause cancer in humans in low-dose, long-term exposure and do not cause cancer in rodents at all). A person ingesting the TDI for some chemical may find that it causes cancer or immune system or neurological problems after many years or decades of use. So, if the manufacturer claims that the dose was equivalent to 50 diet sodas, then the TDI would be one half (1/2) of a diet soda, and even that dose may or may not be safe.

The manufacturer claimed that the sucralose was unpleasant for the rodents to eat in large doses. They said that starvation caused the shruken thymus glands. From the New Scientist (23 Nov 1991, pg 13):

[Toxicologist Judith] Bellin reviewed studies on rats starved under experimental conditions, and concluded that their growth rate could be reduced by as much as a third without the thymus losing a significant amount of weight (less than 7 percent). The changes were much more marked in rats fed on sucralose. While the animals' growth rate was reduced by between 7 and 20 percent, their thymuses shrank by as much as 40 percent.

Other adverse effects reported in pre-approval research included:

Shrunken thymus glands (up to 40% shrinkage) (EO56)
Enlarged liver and kidneys. (EO57 & E161)
Atrophy of lymph follicles in the spleen and thymus (EO51, EO56, EO151)
Increased cecal weight (E151)
Reduced growth rate (EO57)
Decreased red blood cell count (EO55)
Hyperplasia of the pelvis (EO57)
Extension of the pregnancy period
Aborted pregnancy (E134)
Decreased fetal body weights and placental weights (EO32)

Is Splenda safe?
Here's what every woman should know about artificial sweeteners.

instant death and children born with heads of golden retrivers. lol just kidding

Diet coke makes my face break out. I never read that as a side effect, but when I cut out the soda my face clears up. It's the soda!

Artificial sweetners affect the reaction time of your nerves and functions of your brain. Aspartame has been shown to cause brain damage in children uner 5. These sweetners also negatively affect your immune system and physical performance and how your body processes sugars.bottom line sugar is way better for you or nothing at all

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