What is Sucralose in your Supplement? Is it Safe?


When scanning the supplement label, you will often find the ingredient Sucralose. What exactly is sucralose?


By James Herb  Updated : 2/29/2024

Sucralose is a no-calorie artificial sweetener sometimes sold under the brand name Splenda®. The key term here is "artificial." If you are trying to adopt a healthy lifestyle and the label reads artificial, place it back on the shelf, as it is something unnatural.

They derive Sucralose from sugar by altering a few molecules and the outcome is a product that is 600 times sweeter than sugar. Sweeteners contribute only a few or no calories to a diet, the only reason they are so popular.

Artificial Sweeteners can Increase Bad Gut Bacteria


Sucralose is not broken down in the body for energy. Instead, it passes through your digestion system and gets excreted in urine. This may sound great, but there are concerns about how this affects your intestines and gut health. Gut bacteria play a major role in your body's processes. Good bacteria fight off infections and regulate a healthy immune system. Researchers have revealed that artificial sweeteners may alter the balance of bacteria in your gut, from good bacteria to bad. Your body does not just brush aside artificial sweeteners; it grapples with breaking them down, leading to digestive issues like bloating, gas, and diarrhea. (1)


The FDA may have approved Sucralose as a food additive and it can make your food sweeter without adding calories to your diet, but your body cannot break them down causing digestive and gut issues. When shopping, opt for real sugar over sucralose.