And because seemingly every discussion of health and well-being these days now leads to the gut, there is evidence that artificial sweeteners
can adversely affect the numbers and diversity of the friendly bacteria in our intestines.
Given the widespread and increasing use of artificial sweeteners
, and the current epidemic of obesity and related diseases, more research is needed to determine the long-term risks and benefits of these products," said Azad.
Production volumes of nascent natural alternative sweeteners
are low or virtually non-existent on account of high-priced feedstock, low yields, scarce growth and costly extraction processes.
The rising demand for natural sweeteners
such as stevia and the declining demand for diet soft drinks, which are the primary users of artificial sweeteners
, can pose a serious challenge to the growth of the market during the forecast period.
Aspartame is a low-calorie sweetener
composed of two amino acids (building blocks of protein), aspartic acid and phenylalanine components found naturally in protein containing foods, including meats, grains and dairy products.
make this difficult transition easier allowing people with diabetes to eat their favourite foods.
The alternative sweetener
market has been a crowded space for some time now.
The highest growth, as well as significant volumes, is observed in Acesulfame K and Sucralose within soft drinks; whereas Stevia Sweeteners
still have some way before becoming mainstream.
We wanted to study this population because these sweeteners
frequently are recommended to them as a way to make their diets healthier by limiting calorie intake," Pepino said.
Wisdom Natural Brands has developed a hybrid sweetener
, SweetLeaf Stevia SugarLeaf, by bonding SweetLeaf Stevia to cane sugar.
In contrast, applying a sweetener
tax on inputs induces manufacturers to reduce their use in food processing.
Brand Safety Concerns Acesulfame Sunett, Sweet One Approved by the FDA in 1998, potassium despite some research that found rats developed tumors.