Is saccharin safe? ('Sweet N Low' sugar E1954)

Take home message

Per FDA, a normal 130 lb person could consume 45 packets (34 mg each) of Sweet N Low for an entire lifetime, without adverse health effects. 

In addition to saccharin, Sweet N Low contains a small amount of glucose made from corn (to dilute the saccharin), cream of tartar (to improve the flavor), an calcium silicate (an anti-caking agent).

Saccharin is also sold as Sweet Tim and Nectar Sweet.  It is used in beverages and processed food.

Not all animal studies apply to humans.


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