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Acesulfame Potassium - What is it, is it bad?

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Created September 06, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Title says it all. I see it in a bunch of stuff. Hack it

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14877 · August 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

That being said, you're right it's probably best to avoid or strongly limit the stuff. I take protein powders and often bcaa blends, so I choose one with a sweetener, and one without usually, which cuts my exposure 100%.

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14877 · August 29, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Thank you for raining on my parade. Unfortunately, xtend and PW are the only BCAA/EAA matrices that aren't intolerable, and their sweet taste improve workout performance (cyclists who just swish gatorade in their mouth without swallowing perform better than those on water- sweet is motivating

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14877 · August 29, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Thank you for raining on my parade. Unfortunately, xtend and PW are the only BCAA/EAA matrices that aren't tolerable, and their sweet taste improve workout performance (cyclists who just swish gatorade in their mouth without swallowing perform better than those on water- sweet is motivating).

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5531 · September 07, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Thanks for the info, I'll be avoiding it from here on out.

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15976 · September 07, 2011 at 1:03 PM

it's in the Xtend BCAA mix that I take.

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12847 · September 06, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Not good stuff

**Acesulfame K stimulates insulin secretion in a dose dependent fashion thereby possibly aggravating reactive hypoglycemia ("low blood sugar attacks").

Acesulfame K apparently produced lung tumors, breast tumors, rare types of tumors of other organs (such as the thymus gland), several forms of leukemia and chronic respiratory disease in several rodent studies, even when less than maximum doses were given. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, it was petitioned on August 29, l988 for a stay of approval by the FDA because of "significant doubt" about its safety.** http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-sweeteners.html

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5531 · September 07, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Thanks for the info, I'll be avoiding it from here on out.

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1334 · September 07, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Like any artificial sweetener, avoid.

Though Ace K would be a good stage name for a rapper or something.

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799 · August 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Its a potentially carcinogenic artificial sweetener unfit for human consumption. Infinite Labs and ALLMAX Nutrition BCAA powders do not contain any artificial sweeteners, flavors, or dyes. Infinite Labs contains silicon dioxide used as an anti-caking agent. Both brands taste terrible. 30 minutes after mixing with water they dissolve and the flavor is less prevalent. Xtend, Purple Wraath, and other "BCAA matrix" products all contain artificial sweeteners, flavors, and dyes and should be avoided.

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14877 · August 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

That being said, you're right it's probably best to avoid or strongly limit the stuff. I take protein powders and often bcaa blends, so I choose one with a sweetener, and one without usually, which cuts my exposure 100%.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc
14877 · August 29, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Thank you for raining on my parade. Unfortunately, xtend and PW are the only BCAA/EAA matrices that aren't intolerable, and their sweet taste improve workout performance (cyclists who just swish gatorade in their mouth without swallowing perform better than those on water- sweet is motivating

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14877 · August 29, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Thank you for raining on my parade. Unfortunately, xtend and PW are the only BCAA/EAA matrices that aren't tolerable, and their sweet taste improve workout performance (cyclists who just swish gatorade in their mouth without swallowing perform better than those on water- sweet is motivating).

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35 · September 06, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Not good stuff at all. Reminds me of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbmSp4bo61U

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0 · August 29, 2012 at 7:26 PM

CLEAR AMERICAN sells a "Naturally Flavored Sparkling Water Beverage With Other Natural FLavors: in 33.8 FL OZ plastic bottles at all Wal Marts. I was just drinking the Mandarin Orange and thinking that this flavor I will add to my list because it is so good. It tastes great when really cold out of the refridgerator. I have been drinking it on and off for many years. I have Hypoglycemia. I wondered why I was feeling so lousy at the end of the day after drinking this produt. Thanks to the Internet, I will not drink it anymore. Seems like this stuff should be taken off the market. How many people know that Phenylalanine is something that anyone with PKU cannot have? I didn't. So many different things to know that we are expected to decipher. All dangerous products like this should never make it to the stores!

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