Is sucralose safe? (an artifical sugar)

Take home message

Splenda is the most popular artificial sweetener. It is heat stable and can be used in baking.

The FDA reviewed more than 110 studies before, in 1998, approving it as an artificial sweetener.

The results of the studies showed no evidence that it can cause cancer or pose a threat to human health. 

Per FDA, the amount that a normal person can consume the equivalent of 23 Splenda packets every day for an entire lifetime, without an adverse health effect. 


Sucralose Acesulfame Potassium
Sucralose yes No
Splenda yes No
Mt. Dew (also contains aspartame) yes Yes
Pepsi, Diet yes Yes

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