Sucralose side effects

March 4, 2013

Sucralose is used as an artificial sweetener. It is a zero calorie sugar substitute. It is produced under the influence of heat as well as in a particular range of pH conditions. Actually, it is a chlorinated form of sucrose.  It is six hundred times sweeter when compared to sugar.  In addition, it is two times sweeter than another sugar substitute termed as Saccharin.  That is why it is used in different baking products and products which require longer shelf life.  The daily consumption of sucralose is only limited to 5mg/kg of the exact body weight.

Some Common Side Effects of Sucralose

  • Gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, bloating and nausea
  • Itching, rashes, swelling, skin irritations and hives
  • Wheezing, difficulty in breathing
  • Cough, runny nose
  • Itchy eyes, palpitation, pain in the chest muscle
  • Sudden onset of anger, anxiety, mood swings, depression
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

Serious side effects of Sucralose

  • Enlargement of the kidneys and liver
  • Decreased growth rate
  • Atrophy of the lymph follicles present in the spleen and thymus
  • Increase in cecal weight
  • Pelvic hyperplasia
  • Fetal body weight is decreased
  • Placental weight is decreased
  • Pregnancy period can be prolonged
  • Red blood cell count is reduced
  • Stillbirth or aborted pregnancy
  • Blurred vision, migraines and headaches

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