Some of the most common symptoms, usually noticed within a 24-hour period following consumption of Splenda products, include:
- Gastrointestinal problems: bloating, gas, pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea
- Blurred vision
- Blood sugar increases
- Headaches and migraines
- Allergic reactions, including swelling of the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, or throat
- Weight gain
- Allergic skin reactions: Redness, itching, swelling, blistering, weeping, crusting, rash, eruptions, or hives
- Breathing problems: wheezing, tightness, cough, or shortness of breath
- Stuffy nose, runny nose (clear, thin discharge), sneezing
- Heart palpitations or fluttering
- Joint pains and aches
- Bloodshot, itchy, swollen, or watery eyes
- Anxiety or sensation of being “spaced-out”
How is Splenda Ending up in Drinking Water?
Well, its presence in water supplies may very well be a sign of just how prevalent its use is, because as revealed in that one absorption study, sucralose is expelled in urine and feces pretty much unaltered. I’m not sure which is more concerning, the thought that so many people use and excrete Splenda that it’s becoming a drinking water contamination hazard, or that sucralose is so persistent—so difficult to break down that it can pass right through your body, and go through chemical water treatment, and STILL be present to have another go through the system of another unsuspecting person having a drink of water!