New sweetener on the block RUINS health?

There’s no doubt, Americans are addicted to sugar.

And in our collective quest to ditch the white stuff, many give in to the marketing gimmicks of artificial sweeteners.

Of course, I’ve reported before how this is a risky move…

These options are linked to weight gain, cardiometabolic disease, and more.

And yet, new versions of the fake sweet stuff keep flooding the market.

Could this newest threat be the harshest of all?

Danger lurking

Neotame is a newer artificial sweetener. And it fits in with an already long lineup:

  • Acesulfame potassium
  • Advantame
  • Aspartame
  • Saccharin
  • Sucralose

But results from a new analysis, published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, are warning consumers that ingesting neotame could disrupt the delicate balance of their microbiome—the environment in which your gut bacteria thrive.

(You might recall that a healthy microbiome serves as the foundation to good health.)

For the test tube study, researchers exposed certain bacterial strains that are commonly found in our food supply to neotame.

Ultimately, they observed pathogenic responses, including:

  • Biofilm formation—a type of bacterial growth behind particularly tough-to-treat infections
  • Cell adhesion to diseased bacteria—which can trigger infection

In other words, neotame creates a pathogenic environment in the gut by altering behavior of the bacteria that live there.

Is that “healthy” sweet fix really worth all that?

Multiple health concerns

This isn’t the first time artificial sweeteners have been implicated to destroy gut health.

In fact, previous studies linked some of the most widely used versions, including aspartame, to similar gut disruption.

And yet, despite the known risks, many doctors still advise patients—especially those with Type 2 diabetes—to use them to better manage blood sugar levels or weight.

Not to mention, the study authors reiterated the same thing, even after landing on these dangerous findings!

But enough is enough.

This isn’t the first, or last, time you’ll hear about how dangerous artificial sweeteners are to your health… especially the newer varieties, like neotame.

In fact, I expose links to obesity, cardiovascular issues, and even cancer in the current issue of my monthly newsletter, Logical Health Alternatives (“Sweet POISON?”).

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“What is neotame? New artificial sweetener could damage human intestine.” StudyFinds, 04/25/2024. (