Artificial sweeteners have toxic effects on gut microbes

A study reveals FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes. The collaborative study indicated relative toxicity of six artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-k) and 10 sport supplements containing these artificial sweeteners. The bacteria found in the digestive system became toxic when exposed to concentrations of only one mg./ml. of the artificial sweeteners.

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