Being newer, it hasn’t taken the beating the aspertame has, when it comes to questions about its safety. And, being newer, that’s part of the problem – there aren’t a lot of long term studies showing just how safe it is. To get in on the controversy, check out Splenda’s site (pro-Splenda), the discoverers of sucralose (pro-Splenda), website from the Sugar Association (anti-Spenda).
Of course Spenda isn’t just sucralose – it also contains maltodextrin and dextrose. There’s only a small amount of sucralose per teaspoon of Splenda because sucralose is incredibly sweet, and needs to be "diluted". Most of the calories in Splenda come from these added ingredients.
A report last September in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain indicated that sucralose may trigger migraine attacks. What I want to know is, has this been a problem for you? Do you avoid Splenda?
And is this just about Splenda? Sucralose is in an increasing number of products – not all are "sugar free", and some even contain sucralose and aspertame.
What contains sucralose? Thousands of products including Diet RC Cola, Arm & Hammer Dental Gum for Kids, Atkins Diet shakes, Pedialyte Pops and Whitey’s Ice Cream. Everything from milk products to juices to sauces to baked goods to formed meat chunks – and the number of products is growing.
Do you avoid Splenda? Why or why not?