Safety Facts and Side Effects About Sucralose

Safety Facts and Side Effects About Sucralose

Sucralose, CAS# 56038-13-2, is a artificial sweetener manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER. Sucralose is widely used as sweetener as it is about 320 to 1,000 times as sweet as sucrose. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E955.

Is there some safety and/or health risk about Sucralose that consumers need to know? Let's check out some basic facts about this ingredient.

GRAS Exemptions: Yes

Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Sucralose is perfectly safe for using as food additives.

Suggested Dosage

Ingestion of Sucralose in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Sucralose: ADI 0-15 mg/kg bw

Special Groups Precaution

Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Sucralose could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Sucralose in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Sucralose for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.

General Side Effects

1. Sucralose can cause bloating, gas and diarrhea. 2. Sucralose can pose laxative effect when ingusted in large amount. 3. Sucralose may lead to lower healthy gut bacteria levels and may affect the absorption of certain medications.

Reported Health Issues

1. Study Found Blood Sugar Levels Not Affected by Sucralose-sweetened Desserts

Related Research

1. Early Life Stage (ELS) Toxicity of Sucralose to Fathead Minnows, Pimephales promelas. [Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2014 Aug]
Author: Stoddard KI, Huggett DB.

2. Sucralose, a synthetic organochlorine sweetener: overview of biological issues. [J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev. 2013]
Author: Schiffman SS, Rother KI.

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