The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners
. . . And why BioCorp LLC doesn’t use any artificial sweeteners in their products?
Before we dive in, what is Sucralose?
Sucralose is a zero-calorie artificial sweetener otherwise known as Splenda. Sucralose is made from sugar in a multi-step chemical process in which three hydrogen-oxygen groups are replaced with chlorine atoms. In 1976, Sucralose was discovered by accident when a scientist at a British college allegedly misinterpreted instructions about assessing a particular substance.Splenda is commonly used as a sugar substitute in both cooking and baking. It is also added to thousands of food products worldwide. Unfortunately, it is known now that cooking with Splenda (Sucralose) is most harmful to human health. What makes Sucralose so popular is its low price and the fact that it is about 400–700 times sweeter than sugar, devoid of a bitter aftertaste unlike many other popular sweeteners.
Does Sucralose affect your blood sugar and insulin?
A case study involving 50 people showed that most of them experienced a negative side effect associated with their blood sugar levels. Furthermore, these side effects also include weight gain and sugar cravings.
Baking with Sucralose may be harmful.
A study has shown that cooking in high heat with Sucralose has some alarming effects. This is because such a process causes Sucralose to break down and thus interacting with other ingredients in specific ways. One study found that heating Sucralose with glycerol, a compound found in fat molecules, produced harmful substances called chloropropanols. These substances may raise the risk of cancer.
Sucralose and your gut bacteria.
Having a healthy microbiome is probably the most important contributor to weight loss. There is a reason why the microbiome is called our second brain. The gut directly communicates with our brain for countless functions such as digestion, immune function and risk reduction linked to many diseases. When microbiome levels in our gut are not sufficient, beneficial bacteria like Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria are significantly reduced, while more harmful bacteria are less affected. What’s more, studies indicate that the microbiome des not return to healthy levels soon after the excess negative bacteria is introduced.
What is a microbiome?
Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microscopic living things are referred to as microorganisms, or microbes for short. Most of the microbes in our intestines are found in a “pocket” of our large intestine called the cecum, otherwise known as the gut microbiome.
Does Sucralose promote weight gain?
As mentioned earlier, we need a healthy microbiome (gut bacteria) to digest food to break down and thus properly utilize calories. This phenomenon may explain why some people can eat 5000 calories without gaining weight and some people can eat 800 calories and still have a tough time losing weight.
A while ago, an interesting study involving identical twins was conducted. One twin was severely overweight while the other one was lean. They investigated their individual microbe levels only to find out there was a significant difference between the two. Surely enough, one had an overgrowth of certain harmful bacteria while the other one simply did not. Once they transferred some healthy bacteria from the lean twin to the overweight twin the results proved astounding. They overweight twin started to lose weight even though they put them on the same caloric diet.
This study shows how important it is to have a healthy microbiome, which becomes compromised through artificial sweeteners such as Sucralose.
The microbes in our gut are controlling our entire body.
• They digest food
• They help support weight loss
• They control healthy sugar levels
• They support brain health
• They boost the immune system
• They aid in the digestion of fibers
• They support proper functioning of the central nervous system
• They help keep cholesterol levels healthy
• They contribute to heart health.
We hope that this educational information will assist you in making the right decision during your next shopping trip. At BioCorp LLC we only use high-quality Stevia and Monk Fruit to sweeten our products. These two natural sweeteners have no negative side effects on the microbiome and blood glucose levels.