By phatgirl Latest Reply 2010-05-13 18:19:04 -0500
Started 2010-05-12 09:47:08 -0500

Did antone see the video on here about splenda? it states that it was first intended for a insect killer.

10 replies

spiritwalker 2010-05-12 16:38:53 -0500 Report

Each of us must decide for ourselves what we will put into
our bodies. There are many products for sweetening.
I don't use splenda. I prefer Stevia which comes from a
plant source.

petals 2010-05-12 21:58:53 -0500 Report

Is Stevia sold with stevia on the package or as something else?

veggie1962 2010-05-13 18:19:04 -0500 Report

One product, called Stevia in the Raw (but it does have a form of sugar as a bulking agent) actually has "stevia" in the name. Other products are TruVia and PureVia and Sweet Leaf.

kdroberts 2010-05-12 12:39:37 -0500 Report

I didn't see the video but it wasn't intended as an insect killer. It was discovered when a foreign tech misheard somebody say "test" and tasted it. The research was being done by a sugar company on what happened when they replaced parts of sucrose with different halogens. There was no intention to create anything specific, just entirely experimental to see what would happen.

MAYS 2010-05-12 13:07:13 -0500 Report

Thanks for the info, so many different stories out there, careful weeding out is necessary.

phatgirl 2010-05-12 13:25:10 -0500 Report

I just watched the video again.. and yes it was intended as an insecticide.waych the video it's on this site on video's…THE TOP REASONS TO AVOID ARTIFICAL SWEETNERS.

kdroberts 2010-05-12 18:55:17 -0500 Report

What makes the video true? There are plenty of sources on the web of how sucralose was developed, they all say the same thing and none mention insecticides. Believe what you think is right but verify it with at least a couple of other sources first.

monkeymama 2010-05-12 10:30:16 -0500 Report

I am a avid user of Splenda and is what my team has recommended for me as a substitute. I have even made a delicious chocolate chip cookie with their recipe. It is a very good and stable product for consumption and baking/cooking.

MAYS 2010-05-12 10:11:50 -0500 Report

Most of your " health based " products were discovered to be useful in other areas after careful examination.

A prime example of this is (Viagra) Sildenafil (compound UK-92,480) It was initially studied for use in hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina pectoris (a symptom of ischaemic heart disease). Phase I clinical trials under the direction of Ian Osterloh suggested that the drug had little effect on angina, but that it could induce marked penile erections, Pfizer therefore decided to market it for erectile dysfunction, rather than for angina.

I am sure that there are many more examples out there, it really makes you wonder about some of the products and their actual side effects, why and what causes them.