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Splenda is being threatened to be pulled off the market by the FDA because of concerns it causes stomach ulcers. Could this signal the death of many drinks that contain splenda, such as Aquafina Flavor Splash? At least it'll eliminate a diet coke from the market...
04-04-2006, 09:28 PM
Oh no! :(
DC Splenda was great...
Does that mean that all sucralose sodas will be pulled out from the market... even Peñafiel Naturel...oh khrap!
[ 04-04-2006, 08:39 PM: Message edited by: Ramón Coca-Colero Anti-Peje ]
04-04-2006, 09:41 PM
Good, Splenda is NASTY!!
04-04-2006, 10:05 PM
Or maybe they'll bring back that wonderful old Diet Mountain Dew that tasted so much less artificial and had so much less of an aftertaste than the new stuff [/sarcasm]
Rob The SURGE Drinker
04-04-2006, 10:22 PM
splenda is nasty. real nasty. i hope it is gone soon
04-04-2006, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by Ramón Coca-Colero:
Oh no! :(
DC Splenda was great...
Does that mean that all sucralose sodas will be pulled out from the market... even Peñafiel Naturel...oh khrap! I don't know what they'll do in Mexico, if they'll keep allowing it to be put in sodas made outside the U.S. They used to do this with acesulfame potassium(used in Coke Zero, Pepsi One, etc.) back in the early 90s when it was banned by the FDA. It was allowed by Coca-Cola to be used in Coca-Cola Light in Europe. If they do something similar with Splenda remains to be seen.
Right as I am typing this I see a commercial with this old diabetic guy saying how great splenda is and how is life is peaches and cream because of Splenda.
Okay, so I exaggerated a bit in my description, but the guys that make Splenda aren't going down without a fight.
04-05-2006, 01:48 AM
There have been concerns over aspartame for as long as I can remember, and that hasn't been pulled off the market. Heck, saccharin is still around, even though it's not nearly as rampant as it once was. So honestly, I don't see Splenda going anywhere.
04-05-2006, 07:54 AM
I hate Splenda in soda, but love the powdered variety for tea and coffee.
I guess Sunett might be the alternative if it's actually pulled.
Hey, weren't cyclamates re-evaluated as being safe now? From what I heard they taste the closest to sugar.
04-05-2006, 09:28 AM
Originally posted by Doug:
Splenda is being threatened to be pulled off the market by the FDA because of concerns it causes stomach ulcers. Could this signal the death of many drinks that contain splenda, such as Aquafina Flavor Splash? At least it'll eliminate a diet coke from the market... do you have a link to this story? i saw a story on NBC news last night about Aspartame - that they have now found it doesnt cause cancer...i guess they were studying it???
04-05-2006, 09:41 AM
Splenda News Story (http://www.food-business-review.com/article_news.asp?guid=6F5555F7-450F-4517-8AFD-84F3D4063607)
Here is a news story should be what you are looking for. smile.gif
04-05-2006, 01:21 PM
Well, I knew there was something wrong with splenda when I got a headache after drinking Pepsi One.
that stuff is not right.
04-05-2006, 01:27 PM
Not only is Splenda disgusting and bad for you,but it makes up all 7up plus soda's.So 7up might have to bring Dnl back,I hope.
04-05-2006, 01:50 PM
splenda has really taken a bite out of aspertame's profit in just a few years. i believe i've read that, both, the aspertame manufacturers and sugar lobby are funding studies to find something wrong with splenda.
so, you may want to take this study with a grain of salt (or sugar). ;) though... it may be valid. who knows.
Some people are concerned about what Splenda may or may not do to the body and sugar is far worse.
Sugar can increase the size of your liver by making your liver cells divide and it can increase the amount of liver fat.68,69
Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney such as the formation of kidney stones.70,71
Sugar can damage your pancreas.72
Sugar can increase your body's fluid retention.73
Sugar is enemy #1 of your bowel movement.74
Sugar can compromise the lining of your capillaries.75
Sugar can make your tendons more brittle.76
Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.77
Sugar can reduce the learning capacity, adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders.78,79
Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves which can alter your mind's ability to think clearly.80
Sugar can cause depression.81
Sugar can increase your risk of gout.82
Sugar can increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease.83
Sugar can cause hormonal imbalances such as: increasing estrogen in men, exacerbating PMS, and decreasing growth hormone.84,85,86,87
Sugar can lead to dizziness.88
Diets high in sugar will increase free radicals and oxidative stress.89
High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.90
High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration and is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.91,92
Sugar is an addictive substance.93
Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.94
Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.95
Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.96
Your body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.97
The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.98
Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).99
Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.100
Sugar can slow down the ability of your adrenal glands to function.101
Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.102
I.V.s (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to your brain.103
Sugar increases your risk of polio.104
High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.105
Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.106
In intensive care units: Limiting sugar saves lives.107
Sugar may induce cell death.108
In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44 percent drop in antisocial behavior.109
Sugar dehydrates newborns.110
Sugar can cause gum disease.111
04-05-2006, 02:16 PM
every thing is fine for you in MODERATION!
04-05-2006, 02:34 PM
Originally posted by Theta Sigma:
Hey, weren't cyclamates re-evaluated as being safe now? From what I heard they taste the closest to sugar. I had Coke Light sweetened with cyclamates in Europe and I thought it was excellent. So I would love it if it could make a comeback here.
04-05-2006, 06:39 PM
C2 and Diet Coke with splenda are the only two Coke products I see with sucralose.
Keep in mind the splenda amount in C2 is almost non existant so it probably isn't an issue.
Even if it is they could replace it with more Ace-K/Aspertame if needed.
shortened summary for common drinks:
Diet Coke Splenda -- 0 asp, 30 ace-k, 40 sucralose
C2 --- 12 apspartame, 12 ace-k, 2 sucralose
Coke Zero 58 asp, 31 ace-k
Diet Coke 125 asp
Diet Cherry 50 asp, 34 ace-k
So assuming equal toxicity among artificial sweeteners C2 is healthier than the others as the total dosages are lower.
04-05-2006, 07:28 PM
I haven't found a way to make this table pretty but here is the revised table:
</font><blockquote>code:</font><hr /><pre style="font-size:x-small; font-family: monospace;"> Coke 27 HFCS, 0 asp, 0 ace-k, 0 sucralose, 23 caffeine
Diet Coke 0.1 HFCS, 125 asp, 0 ace-k, 0 sucralose, 31 caffeine
Coke Zero 0.1 HFCS, 58 asp, 31 ace-k, 0 sucralose, 23 caffeine
C2 C2 12 HFCS, 12 asp, 12 ace-k, 2 sucralose, 23 caffeine
Diet w Splenda 0.1 HFCS, 0 asp, 30 ace-k, 40 sucralose, 23 caffeine
Diet Cherry 0.1 HFCS, 50 asp, 34 ace-k, 0 sucralose, 23 caffeine
Mello Yello 32 HFCS, 0 asp, 0 ace-k, 0 sucralose, 35 caffeine
Dt Mello Yello 0.2 HFCS, 38 asp, 86 ace-k, 0 sucralose, 35 caffeine</pre>[/QUOTE]
04-08-2006, 05:50 PM
My guess sugar and aspratame are lobbying against Splenda. Same reason stevia has never been approved as a sweetner.