Artificial Sweeteners

Used widely to sweeten toothpaste and other oral care products, as unlike sugar they don't promote tooth decay, were created as a synthetic low or no calorie alternative to sugar.

Artifical sweeteners were created as a synthetic low or no calorie alternative to sugar to help combat obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. They include sodium saccharin, acesulfame, aspartame, neotame, sucralose, sorbitol, and xylitol. They are used widely to sweeten toothpaste and other oral care products, as unlike sugar they don't promote tooth decay.

Uses:

Sweetener - used widely in mainstream oral care to give products a sweet taste.

Issues: 

Carcinogens - saccharin has been linked to bladder cancer, brain tumours, and lymphoma in rodents.  

Laxative - too much sorbitol can cause diarrhoea in Children.

Methanol poisoning - spartame is primarily made of aspartic acid and phenylalanine which have been synthetically modified to carry a methyl group. Humans are not equipped to break down methanol so methyl alcohol travels through your blood vessels into sensitive areas, which can cause damage in your tissues.

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