If your body is digesting properly, anything you put into your body will be picked up for digestion in some way.
If it happens to be rancid, your stomach will throw it out immediately by vomiting or diarrhea. It is naive, and maybe wishful thinking, to believe that our bodies will not immediately attack a toxic chemical.
Hence, migraines and diarrhea typically occur when eating toxic foods. Our bodies will even attempt to digest plastic or metals – it may not succeed, but the body will elevate its digestive acids and enzymes in order to try.
According to Consumers Research Magazine, concern was raised about sucralose being a chlorinated molecule because chlorinated molecules also serve as the basis for pesticides such as D.D.T., they accumulate in body fat, and are considered carcinogens.
However, Splenda’s manufacturer Johnson & Johnson emphasizes, “sucralose passes through the body unabsorbed.”
They claim sucralose doesn’t react with other substances in the body and is not broken down in the body. Corporate marketers promote sucralose as a patented multi-step process that converts natural sugar cane to a no-calorie, non-carbohydrate sweetener.
The result, the manufacturer says, is that the body doesn’t recognize Splenda as sugar or a carbohydrate, so it doesn’t metabolize it, making it calorie-free.
I disagree, and so do most independent researchers and chemists.
If your body is fed an indigestible product such as plastic (in margarine) or mercury (from inoculations or dental amalgams), and is incapable of dissolving these substances through normal digestive processes, the product will pass through the digestive tract partially undigested (if it doesn’t get stuck in your gall bladder first), or the toxin will be stored somewhere within your body tissues and fat cells.
So, if sucralose is ‘indigestible’ due to its laboratory compounding, then we have yet another serious health problem to consider, don’t you think?
Particularly for children and during pregnancy.
Sucralose Is Absorbed
Despite the manufacturer’s claims that sucralose is not metabolized by your body, many scientists believe it to be significantly absorbed and metabolized. According to the FDA’s “Final Rule” report, 11% to 27% of sucralose is absorbed inside the human body, and the remainder that is excreted remains unchanged in the fecal waste.
According to the Japanese Food Sanitation Council, as much as 40% of ingested sucralose is absorbed.
The FDA also states in their final report:
Because sucralose may hydrolyze in some food products … the resulting hydrolysis products may also be ingested by the consumer.”
They also report that sucralose was weakly mutagenic in a mouse lymphoma mutation study, and many of the tests submitted had inconclusive results.
So what they are saying is sucralose can break down before it’s consumed, and when that happens, you eat or drink the break-down products, which can also be toxic.
The absorbed levels of sucralose that were found in laboratory studies concentrated in the liver, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract of the laboratory animals.
Research animals fed sucralose exhibited the following symptoms:
- Shrunken thymus glands (up to 40% shrinkage)
- Enlarged liver and kidneys
- Atrophy of lymph follicles in the spleen and thymus
- Reduced growth rate
- Decreased red blood cell count
- Hyperplasia of the pelvis
- Extension of the pregnancy period
- Aborted pregnancy
- Decreased fetal body weight and placental weights
- Chronic diarrhea
- Maternal gastrointestinal effects
Soooooo, do you know anyone with these health symptoms, such as liver problems, that uses sucralose in Splenda?
Think there’s a connection? Ask the rats.
I won’t get anywhere near sucralose found in Splenda. Will you?
From Splenda® Is It Safe or Not? © 2004 Dr. Janet Starr Hull All rights reserved Worldwide. www.JanetHull.com
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