Previously published on Factoidz.com
The first order of business, on my part, to relieve fatigue is to eliminate harmful chemicals from my body. I’ve been using Splenda (sucralose) for approximately 3 years now, exclusively. My family and I have consumed about 7 bags of Splenda per month. According to James Bowen, MD, a biochemist and physician, sucralose is a chlorcarbon; in essence sucralose is chlorinated sugar which is in the same family as tetrachloride, methylene chloride (antifreeze) and trichloroethylene.
The USDA is really slow about warning us about the dangers of sucralose. For a long time Equal (Aspartame) was touted to be the best artificial sweetener ever. The problem with aspartame is that it crosses the blood brain barrier and can cause severe problems. According to aspartamekillsme.com aspartame contains 10 percent wood alcohol, which is poisonous. The aspartame in NutraSweet and Equal breaks down into formic acid and formaldehyde in the body. Formaldehyde is used as embalming fluid and formic acid is used in paint stripper. When we don’t know what we are putting into our bodies, we could be slowly killing ourselves.
Is sucralose similar to antifreeze?
Sucralose is chemically similar to antifreeze. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that antifreeze is poisonous to the body, yet we are more than willing to ingest similar chlorocarbons that release harmful chlorine atoms which interfere with metabolism. Our bodies are deigned to use organic molecules (in food) which contain carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen. Therefore, when we ingest foods, beverages and condiments which are made with these same elements arranged in the form of chlorocarbons, we can expect to have significant harmful effects to the kidneys, liver and other organs over time.
I’ve known for a long time that sucralose can be potentially harmful to the body, but I never thought about the adverse affects on me personally. I researched the possible side effects and discovered that I have some of them.
Some of the side effects of sucralose include:
Short term memory loss
Elevated blood pressure
Elevated cholesterol levels
The problems I have been having for months are short term memory loss, itching skin, itching scalp, anxiety, irritability, and extreme fatigue. Today is my first day off from Splenda. If, over time, my memory improves, my fatigue lessens, and my other symptoms disappear, I may be able to attribute my symptoms to sucralose sickness.