My cousin who started to switch to alternative sweeteners when my son was diagnosed with diabetes. He wanted to see the flavor difference and maybe make a healthier choice. He ended up with violent migraines, severe stomach upset (constipation and loose bowels) along with dizziness and nausea. He eliminated the splenda from his diet and he was fine. I noticed that Niklas gets really bad headaches when drinking juice sweetened with splenda (crystal light, healthy balance apple juice etc). I did research about this and was appalled to find that headaches and all the symptoms my cousin experienced are COMMON side effects. Plus another adverse side affect is that it actually makes you gain weight instead of helping you lose it!
Has anyone else experienced these effects? How common are these problems associated with splenda? I did talk to my son's endocrinologist who said that small amounts are ok. But I have found that sucralose (splenda) is in everything - how could that be? I find it horrible that this is endorsed by many organizations as the safe alternative to sugar if this is true!
How does everyone else feel?