Sucralose is derived from sugar. It has no calories (not metabolized), yet is believed to be 600 times sweeter than sugar. Food manufacturers and consumers use it in both cooking and baking, and its benefits as a sugar substitute with high heat stability make it ideal for diabetics wishing to control their blood sugar levels.
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Sucralose was approved by FDA as a safe sweetener. FDA Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) is 5mg/kg body weight. Sucralose is main sweetener used in SPLENDA®.
Most of the Sucralose people consume is not absorbed and passes through the body. The little that is absorbed is excreted in the urine and doesn’t accumulate in the body. As a no-calorie alternative to sugar, Sucralose-containing foods and beverages still allow people who are following a weight loss or weight management program to enjoy tasty options. For example, a light yogurt containing Sucralose can save 50 or more calories per serving compared to regular yogurt, and a 12-ounce glass of iced tea sweetened with Sucralose can save more than 100 calories compared to the same glass of tea sweetened with sugar.
Serving Size & Timing
As a sweetener, individual needs may vary. More research may be required to determine an exact serving size in relation to a person’s body mass. However, the recommended amount is 30mg.