Archive for the ‘Artificial Sweeteners’ Category


Fortified Splenda: The New Deception of Artificial Sweeteners

Posted on June 30th, 2011 by Dr. Mercola  |  4 Comments »

The food industry never ceases to amuse Dr. Mercola whenever it introduces products that are designed to deceive and manipulate you. Among its latest gimmicks is “fortified” Splenda. The sucralose-based artificial sweetener now has three new versions: Splenda Essentials with 1 gram of fiber Splenda Essentials with B vitamins Splenda Essentials with antioxidants The manufacturer, […]


Private Experiments Provide More Proof of Aspartame Dangers

Posted on April 28th, 2011 by Dr. Mercola  |  1 Comment »

Another American has hammered a nail in the coffin of aspartame. Dr. Joseph Mercola recently interviewed Victoria Inness-Brown, a California native who conducted a personal two-and-a-half-year experiment on the effects of aspartame on rats. Her book, My Aspartame Experiment: Report from a Private Citizen, describes her experiment in full detail. Inness-Brown’s concern over her family’s […]


Why Aspartame is America’s Deadliest Artificial Sweetener

Posted on July 30th, 2010 by Dr. Mercola  |  15 Comments »

Aspartame is commonly sold under the brand names NutraSweet and Equal. It was one of the first artificial sweeteners to hit the market. About 180 times sweeter than sugar, aspartame is now an ingredient in more than 6,000 products consumed in over 180 countries by around 250 million people worldwide. But did you know that […]


Erythritol: Vitaminwater’s Other ‘Safe’ Sweetener

Posted on May 29th, 2009 by Dr. Mercola  |  11 Comments »

Erythritol is a polyol or sugar alcohol approved for use as a bulk sweetener which does not contain as many calories as sugar. It does have around 60 to 80 percent of the sweetness of sugar and is similar in taste to sucrose. Sugar alcohols naturally occur in plants, with part of their chemical structure […]


Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With Stevia

Posted on December 5th, 2008 by Dr. Mercola  |  1 Comment »

Can you imagine eating all the ice cream, cake and sweets you love and letting your children do the same without having to worry about your blood sugar levels? It doesn’t sound as impossible as you might think. Keep your fingers crossed (I am) because the FDA may soon decide the future of stevia – […]