Artificial sweeteners have been around for ages but these ubiquitous substances have undergone very little human testing. Their safety is very questionable to say the least. To wit: possible toxicity may occur from long-term ingestion of artificial sweeteners such as Sucralose (Splenda) and Aspartame. In addition, weight gain may occur when ingesting these man-made chemical compounds.
Toxic poisons (i.e., chlorine) become existent as a result of the metabolism of artificial sweeteners in the human body. These poisons accumulate over time in the body and are usually present in organs such as the liver, kidneys, intestine, and the brain. Why does this occur? Because the human body has not adapted to metabolize non-natural chemicals. Good bacteria within the intestinal tract is reduced which causes intestinal diseases (i.e., Crohn's disease, irritable bowel disease, etc.). Symptoms of toxicity may include belly bloating, skin irritation, swollen extremities, occasional headaches, and joint stiffness.
BOTTOM LINE: Artificial sweeteners are not regulated by the FDA and therefore buyer beware when shopping for nutritional supplements. Most whey protein powders contain artificial sweeteners.
Brian Danley, CFT
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.