The FDA and health organizations across the globe have continuously confirmed the safety of consuming sweeteners after decades of research and over a hundred verified studies.
Recent news reports covering the sweeteners category have spread misinformation and implied that Splenda Brand Sweeteners caused poor health effects.
Millions of consumers rely on Splenda as an important part of achieving their health goals, and they deserve accurate information, supported by sound science, so they can safely manage their personal health. We want our consumers to have all the facts so you can feel confident reducing added sugar intake that doesn’t compromise on taste, with Splenda, and achieve your health goals.
At Splenda, we are passionate about helping people live happier, healthier and longer lives by making it easier to reduce their sugar intake. We put sound science first and support efforts to truthfully educate consumers to enable your health options and success.
Below are some misperceptions and recent false claims about sucralose and Splenda – and the real, science-backed facts.
#1: FALSE CLAIM: I heard that sucralose and Splenda have been linked to DNA damage, cancer, and is genotoxic. Is this true? This is false.
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#2: FALSE CLAIM: I read that the World Health Organization (WHO) warned against using artificial sweeteners. Is it true that the WHO made this advisement? This is false.
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#3: FALSE CLAIM: I read that Erythritol is an artificial sweetener and it causes risk of heart attack and stroke. Is this true? This is false.
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The Calorie Control Council: “Discouraging the use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners is at odds with the health and nutritional profile of half of Americans. Evidence indicates that low- and no-calorie sweeteners do not raise blood glucose or insulin levels and, when used to replace sugar, can help lower carbohydrate intake, which is especially important for those managing pre-diabetes and diabetes. When used as intended, as a replacement for added sugar, low- and no-calorie sweeteners are useful tools for blood glucose management and are a viable sugar reduction strategy.2 ” See full statement here.
The International Sweetener Association: “Low/no calorie sweeteners have enabled this innovation and ultimately contribute to the creation of healthier food environments by allowing people to enjoy food and drinks with less sugar and fewer calories, while still meeting their taste preferences…it is a disservice to public health to not recognize low/no calorie sweeteners’ role in reducing sugar and calorie intake and aiding in weight control.” See full statement here.3
1. Splenda Professionals. 22, May 2023, Scientific Publications Summary, https://www.splenda.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Scientific-Publications-Summary-2023.pdf. 2. Calorie Control Council. 22, May 2023, Low-and No-Calorie Sweeteners Continue to be Safe and Effective Options for Managing Non-Communicable Diseases like Diabetes, Heart Disease and Obesity, https://caloriecontrol.org/low-and-no-calorie-sweeteners-continue-to-be-safe-and-effective-options-for-managing-non-communicable-diseases-like-diabetes-heart-disease-and-obesity/. 3. International Sweeteners Association.15, May 2023, International Sweeteners Association response to World Health Organisation guideline on low/no calorie sweeteners https://www.sweeteners.org/isa-response-to-who-guideline-on-low-no-calorie-sweeteners/