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Is Sucralose Absorbed or Metabolized? One of the other main things sucralose has been claimed by the manufacturer's to do is go straight through the body without being absorbed. To the contrary, sucralose is significantly absorbed and metabolized by the body. According to the FDA's "Final Rule" report, 11% to 27% of sucralose is absorbed in humans, and the rest is excreted unchanged in feces. According to the Japanese Food Sanitation Council, as much as 40% of ingested sucralose is absorbed. About 20% to 30% of absorbed sucralose is metabolized. The absorbed sucralose has been found to concentrate in the liver, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract. According to Dr. Mercola's website, "The manufacturer claims that the chlorine added to sucralose is similar to the chlorine atom in the salt (NaCl) molecule. That is not the case. Sucralose may be more like ingesting tiny amounts of chlorinated pesticides, but we will never know without long-term, independent human research," of which there is none. Some chlorinated molecules serve as the basis for pesticides such as D.D.T., and accumulate in the body fat. Does sucralose and any of the sweeteners on the market help with weight loss?
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2016 for the course ECONOMICS 3425 taught by Professor Kileb during the Spring '16 term at Moi University.

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