... Splenda makes my stomach turn as well. It tends to give me many more side effects than anything else. I'm not a fan of the cramping and diarrhea so much. (23 replies)
... I've tried both nutra sweet and splenda. Also soribotol. I prefer nutra sweet over splenda. Splenda at first gave me the runs as well. I decided not to use splenda bcuz i also don't like trying new products.
However, different strokes for different folks. MY two cents. (23 replies)
... Chloride is NOT the same as Chlorine. Many different things in the labs are broken down into other chemicals... just because they sound like they are the same, they are NOT! It's just something that happens on a chemical level.. when you break it down to a molecular level, things need to bind to other things. Just buy a general chemistry book, and don't worry that you are... (23 replies)
... With respect to Debby - I avoid sugar alcohols like the plague, always read ingredients of any product that is "lite" or sugar free etc. -- and Splenda all by itself will give me the runs. (23 replies)
... My 2 cents worth... the spenda did not give you the runs, it was the added SUGAR ALCOHOL... if you read the package it will tell you that excessive consumption will cause those symtoms. but SPENDA alone will NOT....
Debby (23 replies)
... The article states that although the manufacturer's claim that it's made from sugar is technically true, it's misleading, because it's sugar combined with chlorine. So it isn't really "natural".
I'm going to e-mail the moderator to see if I'm permitted to post the URL.
Will get back to you on this. (23 replies)
... Is Splenda included in the book? Does it point out that it is indeed not natural like it represents itself? (23 replies)
... VERY OFF TOPIC... but Midwest, I got confused for a minute about which board I was on. I only go to the Thyroid Board and this one, but you, I'm used to seeing over there.
But Hiya, anyway, and thanks for the information (as usual). :wave: (23 replies)
... I'm a newbie here on the Diabetes board, so I feel a little timid about stepping into any discussion here. But I've just read an informative article comparing the various artificial sweeteners in an attempt to make my mind up about their risks before I begin using any of them on a regular basis.
The article was written by David Schardt, a nutrition expert for the Center... (23 replies)
... I get a lot of the Splenda side effects too. Every time I eat or drink any of it, I get bloated and oftentimes get diarrhea. (23 replies)
... I'm really p.o.'ed because a couple of my favorite Kroger brand products which had been sweetened with Nutrasweet (aspertame) have changed over to Splenda and not only does Splenda give me the runs, they just don't taste as good to me either. I liked their "Lite" cranberry cocktail, and now it tastes like bad kool aid, and they put it in their non-fat yogurt too. I think I'll... (23 replies)
... I've grown weary of Splenda after reading the information about it in those lawsuits. It seems like a misinformation campaign from Splenda, and I'm not very comfortable with that. (23 replies)
... I have type 1 diabetes, and I love Splenda!! It tastes the most like real sugar because it's made from real sugar... and I haven't had any problems similar to the problems I tend to have with sorbitol. I happen to be VERY sensitive to things like sorbitol - I get severe cramps and bloating. But that's never the case with Splenda. don't know what's in it, but I love the... (23 replies)
... :rolleyes: I love Splenda and haven't noticed any adverse affects, maybe I need to pay more attention. I know Splenda has cloride in it, which is what is in swimming pools? That's why some law suits are being filed, the claim is "made from sugar", but actually it starts with sugar, three parts of it are removed and it becomes cloride....check out their web site for details. ... (23 replies)
... Interesting to read all of these messages about different sugar substitutes. I have a book which I may not be allowed to mention (don't remember whether I can). It's written by a diabetic gentleman who is an endocrinologist. I believe he says that Splenda can effect your blood sugar, and that only STEVIA and aspartame do not. He recommends STEVIA above all others. You can... (23 replies)
... I am not diabetic, but I have had definite side effects from consuming Splenda, including diarhea and sever bloating. It just doesn't sit well with me. (23 replies)
... I know about the sugar alcohols - mannitol, sorbital, etc. Learned the hard way. After I was diagnosed about 10 years ago, my kids thought they were doing me a favor by giving me a present of "sugar-free" candy - which I gobbled up - WOW!!!!! Nothing left in my innards after that :rolleyes: (23 replies)
... I have never used Spenda, but you are explaining sounds to me like the sugar alcohols. Most "sugar free" ice cream has lots of sugar alcohols. My hubby calls them the enema ice creams. (23 replies)
... To answer the last question first - there have been a lot of unhealthy things in foods - and drug recalls of course - so I tend not to place much faith in "new" things until they have been around for a while and haven't killed anybody :rolleyes:
I had the runs after trying Splenda in ice cream, and later in a baked product, so I'm not going to use it, and have asked close... (23 replies)
... Color me confused. Very :confused:
I certainly expected to like Splenda but a few weeks ago had a severe reaction whenever I consumed Ice Cream sweetened with Splenda. I experienced very noticeable stomach distress and symptoms similar to a strong laxative -- complete intentinal flush in a few hours. I do not experience anything like this with ice cream with any other... (23 replies)