Splenda Article

New Study of Splenda Reveals Shocking Information About Potential Harmful Effects 


 James Turner, the chairman of the national consumer education group Citizens for Health, has expressed shock and outrage after reading a new report from scientists outlining the dangers of the artificial sweetener Splenda (sucralose).

In animals examined for the study, Splenda reduced the amount of good bacteria in the intestines by 50 percent, increased the pH level in the intestines, contributed to increases in body weight and affected P-glycoprotein (P-gp) levels in such a way that crucial health-related drugs could be rejected.

The P-gp effect could result in medications used in chemotherapy, AIDS treatment and treatments for heart conditions being shunted back into the intestines, rather than being absorbed by the body.

According to Turner, "The report makes it clear that the artificial sweetener Splenda and its key component sucralose pose a threat to the people who consume the product. Hundreds of consumers have complained to us about side effects from using Splenda and this study … confirms that the chemicals in the little yellow package should carry a big red warning label."


   Globe Newswire September 28, 2008

   Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A 2008;71(21):1415-29

*This is just the beginning of the negative data you will be seeing about this synthetic sweetner. This information is MEDICAL JOURNAL data and to be highly regarded.
Sucralose (Splenda) takes a sugar molecule and attaches a chlorine molecule to form sucralose. The body does not recognize this new synthetic chemical and therefore it does not spike the glycemic index when ingested as a "safe" alternative to sugar.
Chlorine is a big time disinfectant and highly toxic to all living things. It just makes sense then that the end result of putting it into the body results in a significant loss of the friendly gut flora. These "probiotics" or friendly bacteria are utterly necessary for proper digestion. All kinds of digestive problems result in a reduction of this gut flora. Things like diarrhea, constipation, IBS, and Chron’s disease are oftentimes the result of a disruption in the flora balance.
If you know anyone using this synthetic sweetner you may want to print off this article and share it with them. It may save them a ton of health problems down the road. Additional data on the hazards of sucralose can be found at Dr. Mercola’s M.D. web site at www.mercola.com
By the way most of the new energy shots being sold retail are using this synthetic sweetner for their flavor profile. Be sure to use this information as a tool to upsell your prospect to a better/healthier alternative; the new UltraShot.


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