Topic: Your claims about sucralose are true, but...
Disclaimer: I am not claiming that sucralose isn't harmful. There's a lot of subjective testimony to the contrary, and I believe them! If they got sick after ingesting Splenda for long periods of time and got better after they stopped, then I absolutely believe them! There are many studies that empirically conclude that sucralose absolutely kills helpful intestinal bacteria and mutates bacterial DNA in high concentrations, but they do not know why or how.
All I am saying is that the explanations on this site about why harmful effects exist cannot possibly be true. I cannot--in good conscience--argue that sucralose does not have harmful effects.
I was reading your page on Splenda, and I came across a bit of a problem. Your claims about sucralose are mostly true in that it breaks down into chlorine (and I personally believe your claims about aspartame are 100% true. Horribly toxic stuff there), but the problem is that Splenda is only 5% sucralose. It's 95% glucose, a natural plant sugar.
So, in 30 grams of Splenda, there are 1.5 grams of sucralose. Only 0.225 grams of that sucralose is absorbed by the body and of that, only 0.0495 grams is metabolized. That's WAY, WAY, WWAAAAAYYY less chlorine than you get from ingesting even one gram (about 18% of one teaspoon) of table salt. Salt is half chloride ion. If salt increases the amount of sodium in the body's cells, that must mean that the body is breaking it all up into sodium and chlorine. So where is the chlorine going? Into the body in much larger amounts than from Splenda!
Also, your page explaining the "chemical soup" of sucralose is ridiculous. You see, compounds have this odd tendency to form compounds with completely different properties when they are mixed together.
I'm sure you've heard of hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide, right? They're both extremely toxic.
But if I mix them together and let it settle, I can drink the result. Why? Because when mixed together, they form fresh, pure water and table salt.
The properties of the ingredients of something have absolutely no influence on the properties of the result.
My conclusion after carefully studying your website is that this entire website is an advertising campaign to sell your products.
You are confusing potential customers into buying your products with unsubstantiated claims of benefits and are under-representing the possible negative effects. Also, most of the links you provide to products that "help people" are to websites that are registered in your name.
Now, to me, this sounds kind of like exactly what NutraSweet did.
On top of that, you're capitalizing on people's claims of being harmed by sucralose, which may be legitimate! Your explanations for the mechanisms of its harm are also becoming widespread, preventing the scientific community from properly studying and determining the real reasons why sucralose is harmful. You are indirectly keeping sucralose on the market and prolonging its ability to potentially hurt other people.
Last edited by PelPix (10-18-2011 3:59 pm)