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Doctor insights on: Acesulfame Potassium Dangers

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Is acesulfame potassium safe?

Is acesulfame potassium safe?

Acesulfame potassium: Yes it is safe! Please go to Wikipedia and learn how safe it is. Relax! ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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Is Acesulfame Potassium safe?

Most likely: an artificial sweetener more common in europe than in the US. despite some un sanctioned claims that it is a carcinogen, the FDA and similar british agency Deem it safe, and discounts carcinogicity. It is probably best to avoid if you are attempting to loose weight as it has the potential to raise insulin levels, stimulating you to crave more food, similar to how diet sodas prevent weight loss. ...Read more

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Is Acesulfame potassium safe to consume? It's in one of my drinks. Thanks.

Is Acesulfame potassium safe to consume? It's in one of my drinks. Thanks.

It is an artificial: sweetener. I don''t believe in artificial sweeteners, and I don't think they are healthy. I would not drink it,personally. ...Read more

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Can acesulfame potassium cause diarrheal?

Can acesulfame potassium cause diarrheal?

Sweeter than sugar : Scientists found that acek increased glucose uptake by 20-30 % compared to regular sugar. Although it has been approved by the fda, its safety is still questioned by the center for science in the public interest. Acek's side effects are headaches, liver complications, mental confusion, precancerous, visual impairment, and kidney problems. I would be cautious about using acek sweeteners. ...Read more

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Hello. I am taking protein supplement daily. I am worried about the acesulfame potassium in it. Please advise me..

Hello. I am taking protein supplement daily. I am worried about the acesulfame potassium in it. Please advise me..

Stop taking it then!: If you're worried about any given ingredient, then stop taking supplement since by definition, supplements aren't necessary. And consider eating real food eg beans, eggs, chicken, fish, etc as your source of protein rather than depending upon supplement w/various ingredients. If convenience is an issue, find some other protein supplement that doesn't have specific ingredient of concern. ...Read more

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Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Can tooth decay be caused by aspartame and acesulfame k?

Can tooth decay be caused by aspartame and acesulfame k?

Acid: Tooth decay is caused by acid, a byproduct of bacterial digestion. These substances are not part of their diet. All the best... ...Read more

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Is having a potassium level of 2.5 dangerous?

Not immediatelu: A potassium level of 2.5 is not ideal, but it's not immediately dangerous. A low potassium level isn't serious until it is less than about 2.0. That said, you need to find out why your potassium level is low, and you need to get it into the normal range. ...Read more

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Do you think having a potassium level of 5.4 is dangerous?

Do you think having a potassium level of 5.4 is dangerous?

Potassium 5.4: Potassium 5.4 is not dangerous. However, that value leaves little margin for diet potassium, so you must restrict potassium foods ...Read more

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What are some of the dangers of high potassium levels in the body?

Death: If your kidney function is normal, you can't get a high potassium from diet, only from a purposeful od with medication. High potassium causes no symptoms, just death. It stops the heart. It's used in executions. ...Read more

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