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Doctor insights on: What Happened To Saccharine

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What happened to saccharine?

What happened to saccharine?

Toxicity: An experiment in rats showed that very high ingestion levels of saccharine caused bladder tumors. The doses were quite high and there is a question about whether the data transfers to humans. However other substitutes were developed and these have taken over the market so there is no economic reason to re-test saccharine. ...Read more

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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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Is saccharine (sweet taste) in toothpaste carcinogenic?

Weigh out: You need to weigh out all the pros, cons, risks and benefits, because there are so many things that are carcinogenic. Talk to your dentist about the ingredients in your toothpaste before making a final decision. ...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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Diabetic and I cannot have regular sugar. Can saccharin cause any types of cancer?

Diabetic and I cannot have regular sugar. Can saccharin cause any types of cancer?

Not likely: Saccharin is not likely to cause cancer in the amount commonly used by humans. You may wish to consider other sugar substitutes, like equal, splenda and stevia. ...Read more

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Does saccharine affect the teeth and gum?

Does saccharine affect the teeth and gum?

No: Saccharine has a long history. It is not suspected of causing any tooth or gum problems. ...Read more

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Does saccharin have the same tooth-rotting ability of sugar?

Does saccharin have the same tooth-rotting ability of sugar?

Yes: Sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol and many other 'sugar alcohols' can be broken down by bacteria in your mouth into acids that contribute to decay. Chewing gum that contains either xylitol or recaldent however actually remineralizes your teeth and cannot be broken down by oral bacteria. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how your body react to artificial sweeteners (aspartame, saccharin etc)?

Can you tell me how your body react to artificial sweeteners (aspartame, saccharin etc)?

Six sweet options: If goal is to avoid sugar try 3 Calorie-free: 1) Stevia: natural, but FDA approved use of RebA, not whole leaf & crude extracts; 2) Aspartame: synthetic, & breaks down with heat, so don't cook with it; can trigger headache & GI upset; 3) Sucralose--non-absorbed sugar; can cause headaches & GI upset. Can also consider these 3 caloric naturally sweet products--1) Pure maple syrup; 2) Agave; 3) Honey ...Read more

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Should I switch my toothpaste in pregnancy due to the sodium saccharin contained itn it?

Should I switch my toothpaste in pregnancy due to the sodium saccharin contained itn it?

Category C drug: Saccharin when used as a sweetener on a regular basis in pregnancy is classified as a category c drug. This means no human problems during fetal exposure are known but some animal studies are suggestive. When used with tooth paste the exposure is so small, unless you swallow the material, that any possible risk is minimized. ...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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