Jump to content
  • Sign Up
  • Join Our Community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

Rae

Is Splenda Making You Sick?

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Hey guys,

I need advice. I know splenda is a gluten free product, but could it be contributing to my symptoms. I been gluten-free for three months now, but still feeling kind of sick. My mom suggested that I should eliminate any artificial sweetners from my diet. Has anyone had reactions to Splenda??? Come to think about it, I use Splenda everyday- in my coffe and 10 cups of tea a day, plus any products like diet soda that I drink. Any comments or experiences would be appreciated. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, Splenda and articifical sweeteners make me gassy and give me D (gluten issues aside). I used to get this taffy with fake sugar and I could clear a room :( It was horrible. Then there were these Baskin Robins hard candy with fake sugar and that did me in too. I gave up the stuff before I even knew about gluten, celiac disease, etc., but I still have the occasional (1x every few months) diet sprite (old habits don't die so easily).

I'd say there's no harm in giving up the stuff for a few days to see if you feel better. It definitely helped me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I for one don't use artificial sweeteners but I have heard, celiac aside, that it has bothered people in different ways. Could be an allergy or sensitivity??

Have you tried Stevia? I don't know if that would make a difference but I've heard good things about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I was first "diagnosed" with IBS, I was told to avoid artificial sweeteners, especially splenda, as they agravate gastro symptoms. I avoid them.

Elonwy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hey guys,

I need advice. I know splenda is a gluten free product, but could it be contributing to my symptoms. I been gluten-free for three months now, but still feeling kind of sick. My mom suggested that I should eliminate any artificial sweetners from my diet. Has anyone had reactions to Splenda??? Come to think about it, I use Splenda everyday- in my coffe and 10 cups of tea a day, plus any products like diet soda that I drink. Any comments or experiences would be appreciated. Thanks!

There are posts on the web from people who cannot tolerate Splenda. Even though it is made from sugar, the source of the sugar is the problem - methyl alcohol I believe, or commonly known as wood alcohol. Anyhow, it's hard on the liver supposedly. I would highly recommend trying going w/o and see what happens. Couldn't hurt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any of the sugars, "real" or not, are not good for you, and all can cause different ppl different problems.

I have no problems with Splenda, and most ppl can tolerate it just fine. HOWEVER many (I do not have any hard numbers) ppl can not. For those ppl it causes the typical GI symptons. If your one of those ppl I would suggest you aviod splenda,.

ALot of ppl swear by Stevia, and it sounds great on paper, but at ABOUT TRIPPLE the price of splenda (per same "serving") at my local stores, I can not afford to get hooked on it so have not tried it yet LOL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I swear by Stevia. It is all natural, gluten free and great taste.

I would highly recommend you try it.

Karen

Thanks everyone for your replies- I am going to stop using splenda. Where can I find Stevia? Is it FDA approved? Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Checkout Stevia

You can purchase through that site and there is info about the FDA as well in the FAQ section.

Others may know if it's available in stores or through other sites.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see stevia at pretty much all the health food stores and even some regular grocery stores have it in the healthy section. It comes in liquid form too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kroger and Whole Foods carry it here, and probably else where, but way to expensive.

They carry the "sweet leaf" brand dunno anything about htat brand, but been watching the price. If it gets to about same price as Splenda I will definitly try it... or even cclcose. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Splenda, or any other artificial sugar, can cause problems in people who are sensitive to it. The only way to find out is to get rid of it for a bit, and try again. You don't even really need to replace it, if you're willing to give yourself some time to adjust to less sweet tastes. You can use things like agave (lower glycemic index and a bit sweeter than sugar, so you don't have to use as much), and simply use less of it. Or you can use natural fruits (particularly dates). But as you adjust your taste preferences, you'll find that you don't need, or want, as much sugar, if all sugars are a problem and you have to reduce them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Splenda made me REALLY sick. I checked the ingredients -- maltodextrin is one of them -- but it is supposed to be safe if it is made in the US. At any rate, once I stopped using it, and switched to Turbinado sugar (raw sugar -- it seems I don't need to use nearly as much as processed), I got MUCH better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It could be the Soda you are drinking every now and then.  I have read that although Soda is manufactured Gluten Free, some of the ingredients might not be totally gluten free.

First, you are replying to a 7 year old thread. Second, please state reliable sources to support your " facts" as they are accusatory ( to the soda companies) and do not match up with generally accepted facts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Top Posters +

  • Upcoming Events

    • April 17, 2019 Until April 27, 2019
      0  
      April 17-27, 2020   For the past few years many of you have asked us to arrange a River Boat Cruise that will allow us to visit Amsterdam's famous Keukenhof Gardens at its prime time of the blossoming of the millions of Tulips and Hyacinths - alongside the windmills of the Netherlands.  With the participation of a minimum of 20 persons we have arranged an All-Inclusive Cruise from Antwerp to Amsterdam.  This cruise will not be offered to the public until January, 2019 and always sells out quickly.   THERE WILL BE NO MONEY REQUIRED NOR COMMITMENT FROM YOU until we have all the final costs and details.  If you are at all interested check out our website for as many of the details that we have as of this time.   We need your request to be placed on a list of interested participants so we can present that number to Uniworld to show we have the sincere interest in this All-Inclusive Bob & Ruth's Gluten-free Cruise.   PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE DETAILED INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE AS OF THIS TIME.   http://bobandruths.com
    • April 24, 2019 04:00 PM Until 08:00 AM
      0  
       
       
       
      Celiac Emotional Healing Support Group
       
       
       
      Again you are invited to join Johnny Patout, LCSW for Baton Rouge's first emotional healing support group meeting to assist those living with celiac disease manage the emotional challenges so many of us face. Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges.
       
      The professionals at Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center created the emotional healing support group to give us a safe place to begin to process our emotions and support each other as we heal emotionally while managing celiac disease and the resulting autoimmune disorders.
       
      The emotional healing support group meets every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, at the Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge. Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center is located at 4637 Jamestown Avenue, Baton Rouge, Suite B-1. Suite B-1 is upstairs.
       
      The support group is free and open everyone managing celiac disease. For more information: emotionalhealingforceliacs@hotmail.com
    • May 04, 2019 Until May 05, 2019
      0  
      Nourished Festival is a family-friendly event with 10 locations across the US. Attendees will be able to sample food, health and beauty products, meet with companies, learn about the most current food lifestyles, receive coupons and attend educational sessions with industry experts. 
      Nourished Festival, managed by The Nourished Group and presented by Enjoy Life Foods, is the largest gluten-free, allergy-friendly and specialty diet event in the US, with 10 locations including.
      ABOUT THE NOURISHED FESTIVALS
      Managed by The Nourished Group, formerly The Gluten Free Media Group, The Nourished Festivals are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the United States. Started in 2007, the events have expanded from one to ten cities throughout the country. The festivals cater to anyone looking to lead a healthier lifestyle or those who follow a specialty diet due to autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances. Offerings including Paleo, Keto, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Allergen-Friendly and Nut-Free products. The events provide the opportunity for attendees to sample and purchase new products, receive coupons, meet with brand ambassadors and attend educational classes with industry experts. For more information, visit http://www.nourishedfestival.com 
       
×
×
  • Create New...