How much sucralose is safe for an infant or toddler to consume? Does it just stay in the gut or is it absorbed into the bloodstream, affecting the kidneys and liver?

According to the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC), sucralose is a low calorie sweetener, which is made from sugar. It is almost 600 times sweeter than sugar and may be used in place of sugar to create a food or beverage that is low in calories. Everyone can use sucralose. Infants and toddlers can consume sucralose as part of a healthy diet. Studies in humans who consumed increased levels of sucralose over a 6-month period found no harmful effects. In addition, over 100 studies have been completed over a 20-year period and sucralose was found to be a safe sweetening ingredient. Sucralose is not broken down in the body and therefore has no calories. Sucralose travels through the body unchanged and you eliminate the sucralose after consumption.

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