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newlifter87
01-18-2003, 10:53 AM
Do artificial sweeteners that have 0 calories (like splenda) spike my insulin becasue i have heard people eat cottage cheese with it to make it taste better and i eat my cottage cheese as my bed meal so i wouldnt want to add it if it will spike my insulin.

Mark21087
01-18-2003, 10:55 AM
No. Equal has only like 1 gram of dextrose per serving.

Timbo
01-18-2003, 03:04 PM
"Str8flexed Wannabe"...just out of curiosity, where did you fathom such a question? I'd be interested to see where this information came from--especially since it's probably spreading like a wildfire. Honestly, could one gram of straight-up glucose even affect insulin levels to a great extent? I highly doubt it. And we're not even talking about straight-up glucose, but rather, an artificial sweetner. I suggest you do a little research on Sucralose (i.e. Splenda), which should provide some good insight.

newlifter87
01-18-2003, 04:06 PM
im sorry but i forget where i heard it. also my title isnt deragatory or anything i just admire layne for his body building knowledge and physique.

Timbo
01-18-2003, 07:54 PM
Newlifter...I was just playing with ya, kid. Actually, I'm going to look up some info on the whole sucralose/splenda deal, but I generally don't see any problems with it. As far as my reference to the name, don't take any offense to that. I'm a goon and I like to have fun on these boards by calling peeps by nicknames or handles or what-not. It wasn't meant to call you out or anything. L-Train's a great guy, everybody should wanna be like him:-)

Timbo
01-18-2003, 07:59 PM
Newlifter...check out this little Q and A on Sucralose:

http://www.labrada.com/products/lc_lb_faq.html

JD-
01-18-2003, 08:00 PM
personally i just try to stay away from that stuff whenever i can, as aspartame and the like have had some interesting effects on some people

the protein powder i use contains Stevia though, which is a 0-cal natural sweetner with none of the reported side effects of aspartame... some sort of herb actually... and in my opinion, anything that grows from the ground and hasnt been f*cked up genetically won't hurt you... and damn it tastes good too! (supposedly 40 times sweeter than sugar)

you can actually buy it online and use it in recipes just as you would nutrasweet/sugar/splenda

www.stevianow.com

cctez
01-18-2003, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by newlifter87
Do artificial sweeteners that have 0 calories (like splenda) spike my insulin becasue i have heard people eat cottage cheese with it to make it taste better and i eat my cottage cheese as my bed meal so i wouldnt want to add it if it will spike my insulin.

Supposedly sucralose AKA splenda has no significant glycemic impact. I read this from the Splenda website...

cctez
01-18-2003, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by cctez
Supposedly sucralose AKA splenda has no significant glycemic impact. I read this from the Splenda website...
Check it:
http://www.splenda.com/page.jhtml;jsessionid=LPV0YF1OGJTE0CQPCB3SUYYKB2IH WNSC?id=splenda/diabetes/main.inc

Chuwawa
01-19-2003, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by JD-
... and in my opinion, anything that grows from the ground and hasnt been f*cked up genetically won't hurt you...

You better change your opinion. There's a million things that grow in the ground that haven't been ****ed up genetically and will hurt you; mushrooms, for example.

speda1
01-19-2003, 05:54 PM
I tested my response to Splenda (via glucose monitor) and my blood sugar remained stable (3 point drop) after ingesting it.

It has been speculated that some people might experience an insulin response to Splenda based solely on psychological reaction. The mouth tastes something sweet so the brain signals the pancreas to release insulin. Kind of like being one of Pavlov's dogs. I have'nt seen any studies that show this to be true though.

You could always get a glucose monitor and check yourself if you're worried.

cctez
01-19-2003, 06:43 PM
Originally posted by speda1
I tested my response to Splenda (via glucose monitor) and my blood sugar remained stable (3 point drop) after ingesting it.

It has been speculated that some people might experience an insulin response to Splenda based solely on psychological reaction. The mouth tastes something sweet so the brain signals the pancreas to release insulin. Kind of like being one of Pavlov's dogs. I have'nt seen any studies that show this to be true though.

You could always get a glucose monitor and check yourself if you're worried.

Cool, great info and thanks for letting us know. I am sure that this single test wouldn't be enough to satisfy everyone, but it's enough for me. Thanks again.

newlifter87
01-19-2003, 07:44 PM
yeah, thanks guys. ill be using the splenda with a little less guilt, its so freakin sweet though its hard not to

Timbo
01-19-2003, 08:02 PM
Speda...that's quality information, my friend. Do you use your glucose monitor often, following meals? One thing that I might mention, however, is that insulin response doesn't necessarily correlate to the glycemic response (i.e. blood glucose). In particular, certain amino acids have a very potent stimulatory effect on insulin; thus a primary reason behind a combination of whey and dextrose post-workout. Phenylalanine is one amino that has a potent insulinemic effect, and that's why it's hypothesized that artificial sweetners made with phenylalanine (i.e. Equal) have an insulinemic response. This is pure speculation, though, as no studies have been conducted on such. As you may know, we've actually got very few studies of the effect of REAL FOOD on insulin levels.

speda1
01-20-2003, 08:41 AM
Yeah, it would be better to test insulin levels. But thats not possible outside of a lab.

DominicN
09-20-2009, 02:37 AM
I think it's safe to assume that everything the official diabetes union have on the "this is ok to use list" have a minimal impact on blood glucose and slin.

mcFreid
09-20-2009, 05:00 AM
I bet in 6-7 years from now this thread will be resurrected.




















































































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willldabeast
09-20-2009, 06:08 AM
wow

knewz305
12-22-2011, 12:00 PM
"in my opinion, anything that grows from the ground and hasnt been f*cked up genetically won't hurt you... "

except poison ivy, oak sumac, etc lol

BBqChicken1
12-22-2011, 01:08 PM
"in my opinion, anything that grows from the ground and hasnt been f*cked up genetically won't hurt you... "

except poison ivy, oak sumac, etc lol


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