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Equal Sugar Substitute Side Effects
Depends: There are three main sugar substitutes-equal, slenda & nutrisweet. They have been tested extensively and are believed to be safe, although some people can have some sensitivities to one or another. Then there is stevia, which is plant based. Btw-just because something is natural doesn't necessarily make it safe. The saying-everything in moderation, is the best way to go. Best wishes. ...Read more
Not so much: The first big randomized controlled study to determine the benefits of xylitol in reducing caries in a susceptible population found no statistically significant benefit. I think that the important lesson here is that while xylitol is not a magic bullet, there is much wisdom in limiting the amount of sugar consumed and xylitol may help. ...Read more
Taking into account the side effects, is it possible to use stevia as a fully sugar substitute? Or should it only be used as a complement?
Xylitol for anti-cav: Saccharin, sorbitol, xylitol, and a few others. The best one is xylitol because it has anti-cavity properties. It inhibits the growth of cavity causing bacteria and also makes the saliva less acidic, chewing gum also increases salivary flow. Saliva cleanses the teeth and buffers plaque acids. So only chew gum that contains xylitol. ...Read more
no it is a sugar, just like sucrose or table sugar. In fact some evidence suggest that it might lead to fatty liver and metabolic abnormalities - especially in the usual dietary form as high fructose corn syrup - which is used in many products as a cheap substitute for regular sugar - which in excess is not good for you either ...Read more
You can, however...:
Most sugar substitutes like NutraSweet and Splenda are toxic and should be avoided. Truvia is relatively safe, though its marketing claim of being "all natural" is dubious. See https://authoritynutrition. Com/truvia-good-or-bad/
Its main ingredient is erythritol from GMO corn. I prefer to use pure erythritol in bulk from non-GMO sources (cheaper too). See
https://authoritynutrition. Com/erythritol/ ...Read more
None of them are!: Study the evidence. The trials in the 1970s triggering cancer in rats with cyclamate + saccharin used gigantic doses & have no clear relevance to either usual dosages or humans. Study: http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/artificial-sweeteners. However, there is evidence that real sugar is linked to a higher incidence of cancer, both directly and through promoting obesity. ...Read more
Not enough research: Just yesterday, american heart association & american diabetes association published a joint scientific statement on use of non-nutritive sweeteners, including stevia, aspartame, sucralose, etc. Bottomline, not enough human studies to determine good from bad. Check it out at http://circ. Ahajournals. Org/content/early/2012/07/09/cir.0b013e31825c42ee. Full. Pdf. ...Read more
No better/no worse: They're all about the same. Use whatever you think tastes better. Some can't be used in baking. ...Read more
Splenda: That's a good question. Several animal studies have shown that splenda (sucralose) can have multiple adverse effects on the body. It is difficult to translate that information to humans, and you probably consume far less than was given to the animals, but I think it is safe to say that the best advice is to use it in moderation. ...Read more
Can stevia cause cavities? (sweet leaf the only sugar substitute from a plant not made of chemicals)
Studies say artificial sweetner can lead to weight gain and/or increase blood sugar level (Src:'sugar substitute' in wiki).Does Stevia has same effect?
Absolutely, however: Mechanism of weight gain/↑ed blood sugar clearly not the artificial sweeteners per-se. Far more likely the issue is supporting/promoting behaviors of seeking sweet tastes & eating more carbs while thinking this would be OK, compensated for by the artificial sweetener. Tiny imbalances, over time, will produce significant changes in body fat. ...Read more
When a drink says Sugar Free and has Aspartame (spelling) does it have 0 Sugar? Does aspertame have the same negative side effects as Sugar?
Artificial sweetner: Aspartane is a commonly used sugar substitute. It has Zero sugar in it. But it does have some metabolic effects like the sugars. So avoid or minimize its use.... it may not be totally safe as it is claimed. ...Read more
None: Also:having fewer dental cavities.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it normal for a non-diabetic's blood sugar to constantly be between 55-75mg/dL? I feel no hypo side effects.
What alternative medication is there to Glucuphage for the control of blood sugar. And what are the side effects?
Good question!: Unfortunately, your excellent question is beyond the scope of a 400 character answer as there are at least 30 medicines and they act by different mechanisms and have different potential for side effects. Whole books have been written on this subject. ...Read more
Bottom line: There's still subscience & questions. Some sugar peddled as "better" is simply refined differently for the gullible. The real effects are in the psychology -- which are you most likely to overeat? Very few people get obese eating grapes or apples; cake and candy are fattening not because the sugar is processed (if that's the term) but because there's much more and folks will gorge on it. ...Read more
Probably Limited: Terminology is confusing and research is largely inconclusive. Despite concerns in the 1970s regarding artificial sweetener and bladder cancer, there is no scientific evidence that artificial sweeteners are associated with cancer or other serious health problems. Sugar alcohol sweeteners can cause flatulence. There are concerns - inconsistent - regarding metabolic endocrine changes. ...Read more
Trying to cut down sugar/sweets in my diet. Are there any alternative sweeteners that are safe and don't cause unpleasant side effects?
I agree with Dr. Jayaraj that stevia is a healthy alternative sweetener but not everyone likes its flavor. Erythritol may be the safest natural sweetener available and tastes more like sugar. See http://authoritynutrition. Com/erythritol/
Xylitol is another good choice, though large amounts may cause loose stools. ...Read more
Ventolin/blood sugar: Typically albuterol should not have any bearings in the blood sugar. It has been noted with large doses of IV albuterol can aggravate preexisting DM and acidosis. More commonly steroids wether systemic or inhaled has a more consistent effect on blood sugar. Need to have testing for possible underlying diabetes. ...Read more
I'm diabetic tipe 2, planning to do CABG, what the highest value for a random blood sugar that does not cause side effects when in operation CABG?
How many times a week can I have the alcohol free Red Bull energy drink, without facing any real side effects or increased blood sugar?
I had cervical ep. For radiating severe neck pain. Sugar "hi" high, huge weight gain (20 in a week). How long do these side effects last?
I've been on levlen ED for 2 months I want to change to Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) I'm on my last sugar pill will I get any side effects starting Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) like extra bleeding?
Should not: You are not really changing much except the brand of the pill. Your body will not likely notice any difference. ...Read more