Sucralose is the only non-calorie sweetener made from sugar. Sucralose is white to off white, crystalline powder. It is freely soluble in water, methanol, and alcohol. It is slightly soluble in ethyl acetate. It functions as a nonnutritive sweetener. Our Sucralose has a clean, sweet taste that is approximately 600 times sweeter than sugar.
The safety profile of sucralose
Safety studies show that sucralose is a safe and essentially inert ingredient. Conclusions from the studies include the following:
*No known side effects
*Not toxic: No adverse effects seen in test animals, even in amounts equivalent in sweetness to *40+ pounds of sugar per day for life
*No effect on carbohydrate metabolism
*No effect on short- or long-term blood glucose control or on serum insulin levels: Sucralose is suitable for people with diabetes
*No calories or carbohydrates: Sucralose is not recognized by the body as a carbohydrate and is not metabolized or otherwise broken down for energy
Does sucralose cause weight gain?
No. Several studies have shown that low-calorie sweeteners can actually aid in weight loss and/or weight management. For example, researchers in one study found that when foods and beverages containing sucralose were used as part of a program to reduce calorie intake and increase levels of physical activity, overweight children were able to slow their rate of weight gain. While a few smaller studies have suggested that low-calorie sweeteners may cause cravings and/or weight gain, such an association has not been confirmed in larger studies, and the majority of the research still finds that low-calorie sweeteners such as sucralose can be helpful weight loss/weight management aids. With rising obesity rates, people are often looking for one “magic” solution to help them lose weight. And, while low-calorie sweeteners can help, it is also important to practice portion control and participate in regular physical activity in order to reach weight loss goals. Also, when incorporating foods and beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners into a weight management plan, these products should be used in place of the full-calorie versions in order to reduce total calorie intake.
Can people who have diabetes consume foods and beverages containing sucralose?
Yes. Sucralose has no effect on blood glucose or insulin levels in people with diabetes, and therefore it is safe for them to consume. Foods and beverages sweetened with sucralose provide sweet options that are lower in carbohydrates, which are helpful for people who have diabetes, who must monitor their carbohydrate intake.
As with any nutritional concern, people who have diabetes should talk to a registered dietitian, health care provider and/or diabetes care professional for advice on incorporating foods and beverages containing sucralose into their diets.
Does sucralose cause tooth decay?
No, sucralose does not cause cavities. The bacteria in plaque do not break down or “eat” sucralose, and therefore the acids that can lead to cavities do not form. Sucralose does not increase the growth of bacteria in the mouth and does not promote tooth decay.
Can pregnant and breastfeeding women consume sucralose?
Yes. Anyone can consume sucralose, including pregnant and breastfeeding women. Research has shown that sucralose does not have harmful effects on pregnant women or their babies. Although sucralose may be consumed as part of a healthful pre- and post-natal diet, a pregnant or breastfeeding woman should talk to her physician or health care provider about consuming the necessary nutrients to support her and her baby’s health throughout pregnancy and infancy.
Is sucralose safe for children?
Yes. There is no evidence that sucralose is at all harmful to children. In fact, sucralose can be part of the solution to the growing problem of childhood obesity by helping to reduce calories from sugar. Foods containing sucralose, including low-fat flavored milk, yogurt, juices, and pudding, can be included in a healthful meal plan for children to help ensure they are getting all the necessary nutrients, while not getting a lot of extra calories.
1. High Intensity Sweetener (HIS) made from sugar
2. Closest sweetness profile to sugar of any HIS
3. On average 600 times sweeter than sugar by weigh
4. Very soluble and easy to handle
5. Extremely stable
6. Non Calories or Carbohydrates
7. Does Not Cause Tooth Decay
8. No Effect on Short or Long-Term Blood Glucose Control
9. No Effect on Carbohydrate Metabolism
|Characteristics||White crystal powder|
|Assay(calculated with reference to the dried substance)||98.0%min|
|Specific rotation||+84.0°- +87.5°|
|Water Content||2.0% max|
|Ignited residue||0.7% max|
|Heavy metals(Pb)||10ppm max|
|Hydrolysis products||Passed test|
|Related substances||Passed test|
Sucralose appears in over 4,000 products, including:
*Dairy Products (low-fat flavored milk, light yogurt, low-fat coffee creamer, etc.)
*Cereals & cereal bars Desserts (light pudding, light ice cream, popsicles, etc.)
*Snack Foods (light canned fruit, reduced calorie baked goods, candy, etc.)
*Beverages (light juice, iced and hot tea, diet soda, coffee beverages, etc.)
*Syrups and Condiments (light maple syrup, low-calorie jams, jellies, etc.)
*Nutritional Products & Dietary Supplements
|High Intensity Sweetener:||600 Times Sweeter Than Sugar By Weigh||Soluble:||Very Soluble|
|Stable:||Extremely Stable||Calorie:||Non Calories Or Carbohydrates|
|Does Not Cause Tooth Decay:||Yes||Name:||Sucralose Based Sweetener|
|Assay:||98.0%min||Safety Profile Sucralose:||No Known Side Effects|
|Sucralose Is Safe For Children:||Health For Food Products|