What is sucralose

Sucralose (Sucralose or TGS CNS: 19.016; INS: 955), also known as sucralose, sucralose essence or 4, 1, 6, -trichloro-4, 1, 6, -trideoxygalactose, English name: Sucralose. sucralose is produced by chlorination of sucrose as raw material. It has a molecular formula of C12H19Cl3O8 and a relative molecular mass of 397.64. It is the only functional sweetener made from sucrose, with the original trade name Splenda, and is up to 600 times sweeter than sucrose. This sweetener has the characteristics of no energy, high sweetness, pure sweetness and high safety. It is one of the best functional sweeteners available.

Effects of sucralose

Sucralose itself belongs to a kind of flavoring agent, with very high sweetness, and it is a relatively common seasoning at present. When making some dairy products or condiments, adding some sucralose in an appropriate amount can effectively increase the sweetness in sucralose, thus to a certain extent can promote the appetite of the human body. But because sucralose itself contains energy that generally does not cause blood sugar fluctuations, so diabetics can eat it. But after all, it belongs to a food additive, it is not recommended to eat a special amount to prevent stimulation of the palate.

Dangers of sucralose

1. Destroying the beneficial bacteria in the intestine: Sucralose destroys the beneficial bacteria in the intestine of the body, reducing the number and quality of beneficial intestinal microorganisms by 50%. Moreover, these beneficial bacteria are associated with their own body weight, and these beneficial bacteria have the function of destroying fat. Therefore, it is likely that weight will increase after these beneficial bacteria are eliminated.
2. Reduce the efficacy of medicines: sugar foods can reduce the efficacy of therapeutic drugs
3. Release toxins: Baking foods containing sucralose releases a toxic substance called chloropropanol, which breaks down in foods containing sucralose during baking.
4. Occurrence of disease: Researchers have noted that sucralose may cause changes in insulin and blood sugar levels, and there is a risk of other similar intestinal diseases and even genetic changes.