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Doctor insights on: Sweet N Low Saccharin

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Are there problems associated with saccharin?

Thanks for asking!: The epa in 2010 concluded that it no longer considered a potential hazard to human health. ...Read more

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What is the connection between saccharin and cancer?

What is the connection between saccharin and cancer?

None: This was arrived at through deeply flawed studies in the early 1970's. Saccharin forms microcrystals in animal urine but not human urine; the crystals are promoters but do not cause mutations. But thanks to the politics (and perhaps the sugar lobby), saccharin could no longer be used as an artificial sweetener. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of 'saccharin sodium' in toothpaste?

What is the benefit of 'saccharin sodium' in toothpaste?

Taste: The only benefit is that it adds a sweet taste to the toothpaste. Without it, the toothpaste would be very bitter. Don't worry - it does not cause cavities. ...Read more

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Are aspertame/saccharin better for your teeth than sugar?

Are aspertame/saccharin better for your teeth than sugar?

Not really : Sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol and many other 'sugar alcohols' can still be digested into acids by oral bacteria to cause decay. Xylitol is the only artifical sweetener that the oral bacteria cannot break down and it actually remineralizes the teeth. Chewing gum with recaldent will also strengthen teeth. ...Read more

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Are there withdrawal symptoms from saccharin/aspartame?

Are there withdrawal symptoms from saccharin/aspartame?

Aspartame: An artificial sweetener, is declared to be safe & no correlations, to my knowledge, exists with sexual dysfunction, or withdrawal. ...Read more

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Is it true that saccharin promotes tooth decay?

Is it true that saccharin promotes tooth decay?

No: This artificial sweetener cannot be metabolized by the oral bacteria. Thus, no acid is produced meaning less tooth decay. Additionally, the use of sugarless products promotes salivary flow which helps buffer acid and decrease your decay risk. ...Read more

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