Here is another reason to avoid sucralose, especially when it is in protein powder or, worse yet, ready-to-drink protein beverages. A new study was just published online: 29 May 2023, in which the author stated this,
The study, published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, found that a metabolite of sucralose, called sucralose-6-acetate, is “genotoxic.” That means it breaks down the genetic material that makes up DNA, explained Susan Schiffman, PhD, senior author of the study and an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University.
When DNA strands break and are then rearranged and repaired, that can increase the risk of cancerous cells forming, previous studies have shown. ( 1)
Buying unflavored protein powders, without anything added, like artificial flavors and artificial sweeteners, is the best way to ensure you’re getting the purest, cleanest, and highest protein percentage powder. Thus, I’ve been telling my customers this with an emphasis on avoiding sucralose A.K.A. Splenda.
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