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Sucralose - Good or Bad?


#1

how does everyone feel about sucralose? I read articles that say its bad for gut and then other people say that its not. Which is it? I seem to have constant mild constipation problems and I wonder if its tied to the sucralose in my supplements.


#2

I doubt it. If anything too much sucralose is known to cause the runs.


#3

yeah thats probably unlikely given that haribo used sucralose in the sugar free gummy bears awhile back and people were getting explosive craps so i doubt it could have the opposite effect on you.


#4

Sounds like the two above posts are confirmation of sorts that it may not be great for optimal gut health.


#5

That said I prefer to use a pinch of sucralose in my oatmeal, etc instead of a crap load of splenda.


#6

I’m inclined to try cutting it out to see if my symptoms go away. I try to eat plenty of fiber, drink enough water(at least 2 liters a day). I definitely have some kind of gut issue just cannot figure out what is causing it.


#7

Yes, Steven, why don’t you just cut out the sucralose-laden supplements and add plain old pure dextrose to sweeten up the unflavored ones, which is absorbed almost immediately into the bloodstream to refuel your glycogen.


#8

Do you consume oats daily?

Since switching to gluten free oats my digestive system has been pretty much golden. I have no problem with other gluten sources but oats just don’t agree with me

have a look at what foods are a constant presence in your daily diet, and try eliminating them.