Are artificial sweeteners safe?

Yes. There was some controversy about saccharin in relation to a laboratory study in which very high levels caused bladder tumors in rats. Most other sweeteners have an excellent safety profile.. A few have objections for various reasons to aspartame. But sucralose and others seem totally fine.

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Are artificial sweeteners safe for people with diabetes?

Sweeteners. Yes, they arr safe! That said, when did you start to have diabetes? If it was in your 30's or more you can be treated to totally get rid of diabetes. Please see a dietitian! Read more...

Artificial sweeteners safe in pregnancy?

No. Aspartame as in diet drinks causes a form of deviation in brain metabolism known as excitotoxicity. It is a complex subject and i suggest that you go to wikipedia for explanations. Read more...

Are diet sodas and other products with artificial sweeteners safe to consume while pregnant?

Maybe not. I really think all diet drinks with aspartame (nutrasweet) are really not that safe whether pregnant or not. I suspect aspartame barely got through onto the market. Some scary stuff about the use of aspartame. Splenda is in diet rite sodas and may be safer. Sweet and low seems to be safe despite past history. I think the safest sugar is stevia. No drink products have it though. Business idea? Read more...
Yes. The american academy of pediatrics' committee on nutrition appointed a task force to investigate this question, and they concluded that all the currently available artificial sweeteners are safe during pregnancy. The fda recommends that pregnant women limit aspartame consumption to "moderate levels"-- which is actually a lot more than you would think (roughly 10 cans of diet soda daily). Read more...

Is it safe to consume artificial sweeteners while pregnant?

Diet and pregnancy. Artificial sweeteners should probably not be used in excess during pregnancy. There are no definitive studies of risks or safety - however, the currently available artificial sweetening products are generally considered safe when used in moderation during pregnancy. You should observe a well balanced diet during your pregnancy - there are numerous sources of guidance for diet in pregnancy. Read more...

Is it safe to eat artificial sweeteners while pregnant?

In moderation. Like any food or medicine you ingest, you should always clear it with your doctor if there are doubts. Adding artificial sweeteners to your diet is safe in moderation. You need to consider what foods you ingest that already have them in the ingredients as to not overdue it by adding them to other foods. Read more...
See below. There is no true contraindication. A lot of misinformation in the public arena, but not harmful. Read more...

Is stevia safe to consume for a person with high blood sugar levels vs. Artificial sweeteners?

Stevia. Yes, you can safely assume that stevia, per se, should not raise your blood sugar. However, stevia (and other sweeteners, whether artificial or not) is often coupled with foods or other ingredients that can raise your blood sugar. For example, a cookie that uses stevia as a sweetener, but still is composed of lots of processed flour, which raises blood sugar similar to sugar. Read more...

I have a Hx of gestational diabetes. I'm 4 wks pregnant now and want to start off right. Which artificial sweeteners are safe during pregnancy?

None. If you have had gestational Diabetes in he past most artificial sweeteners that contain aspartane will do you no favors in this pregnancy. Consider modifying that amount of sugar in your diet and possibly substitute honey which is a simple more digestible sugar. Talk to you OB MD about this issue when you make an appointment and congratulations on thinking ahead droning this pregnancy. Read more...

I'm veg. Goal=weightloss, musclegain. I Lift weights. I use whey protein supplements 1gm/kg body weight. They hv artificial sweeteners & cholesterol. Safe?

Probably safe but .. What do you think you are gaining by eating supplements and pills and powders. Why don't you just eat a good well rounded vegan diet and continue your exercise program. You cannot eat food and talk to it and direct it to your muscles. Your body will absorb what it does, then it goes to your liver where it is metabolized, then out to the rest of your body. Read more...