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Chewing Tons of Sugar-Free Gum Can Actually Cause Diarrhea
Some features on this site require registration. Please click here to register for free. Hello and thank you for registering. Please complete the process by verifying your email address. If you can't find the email you can resend it here. Some features on this site require a subscription. Diarrhea would of been an improvement in my case. GAS, double over with gas for hours. The sugar substitutes they use cause the problems. Unless you're diabetic, there's no reason to eat the stuff.
And even then, is it really a necessary food item? A saw a dietician on a talk show once who said skip the butter-substitutes and go with regular butter, just use a little bit.Why Does Sugar Free Candy Give You The Hershey Squirts?
Well, it's great if you want to completely empty your digestive system. Works better than any laxative! Sugar free ice cream gives me the shits so bad it's almost overwhelming. It took a few times before I realized what was causing it.
I'm diabetic and I have no problems with sugar free stuff. I use stevia whenever I can, but it's not exactly ubiquitus the way other sugar substitutes can be. Meanwhile, if I had to choose between butter and margarine, I'll choose butter everytime. The difference between the two is negligible in terms of fat content, and hydrogenated oils fuck with your triglycerides big time. Olive oil, yes, but coconut oil and palm oil are very bad for you.
Anything saturated needs to be monitored carefully. You should try Smart Balance spread, the one that lowers your cholesterol.Or maybe you have even experienced volcanic diarrhea for yourself after eating some…? Is it just a coincidence that people get diarrhea after eating or is there some truth to this potential wive's tale?
Some say that the growling noise your stomach makes after eating a handful of these delicious little bears are their spirits growling inside you. However, this claim doesn't seem to hold much truth, as you can imagine And we just made that up. No, it has nothing to do with gummy bear spirits or anything like that. It actually has to do with something called Lycasinwhich the famous Haribo company popular candy company that makes gummy bears uses as a sugar substitute.
It is a trademarked name for what is called maltitol, which is a sugar alcohol that is often found in sugar-free candies, gum and so on. Maltitol isn't quite as sweet as sugar, but it is very sweet and is much lower in calories. While maltitol has been shown to be relatively safe, it definitely doesn't produce comfortable results when consumed in too high amounts.
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It goes through the digestive system pretty much untouched because the body does not really know what to do with this foreign and strange looking substance, and this is what causes the problems.
However, this is also the reason substances like this are used as sweeteners for diabetics Because the digestion takes longer and isn't as much, which means they won't suddenly spike blood sugar levels. One small scale study tested the effects of Both were given this dose orally on an empty stomach and within 3. Another larger study took groups of volunteers and gave them different amounts of maltitol for 3 days in a row.
Both of these studies are mentioned on the Toxicology Data Network's website. But besides maltitol there are also a bunch of other sugar alcohols that can potentially have the same negative side effects, some of which include…. You may want to avoid these sugar alcohols unless you are severely constipated and looking for the relief of diarrhea. Sugar alcohols are not all bad though. In fact, some are found naturally in fruits and vegetables.
But some are made synthetically and some might be better avoiding. And you may get a good laugh out of them if you aren't struggling from diarrhea yourself at the moment. If there is a God, please help me leave this plane with my dignity intact.
They changed the color of the bag. I didn't know. I spent 24 hours in the fetal position on my bathroom floor repeating "please God, why? It worked like a charm, after eating handfuls he was on the toilet for days. He continued to eat them not knowing they were the cause of his explosive diarrhea. Only when he finished the bag did I decide to reveal my secret. Based on the reviews it may seem that just about everyone who consumes these candies is bound to get diarrhea.
However, there are some people that can enjoy the delicious sweetness without such side effects much better than others.White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's gum habit went viral this week, after a strange tidbit from a interview resurfaced on social media.
Back in August, Spicer told the Washington Post that he chews and swallows 35 sticks of Orbit cinnamon gum a day!
As the factoid picked up steam, everyone's been speculating about whether it's actually safe to chew and ingest that much gum.
Sorbitol is the first ingredient in Orbit. A report on two case studies published in the journal BMJ found that ingesting high amounts of sorbitol could cause chronic diarrhea, malnutrition, and severe weight loss.
One of the case study subjects was a year-old man who was chewing 20 sticks of gum, and eating other foods with the sweetener.
In another small study published in the journal Gastroenterology inpeople began experiencing gas and bloating after consuming 10 grams of sorbitol, and cramps and diarrhea after 20 grams.
One stick of Orbit gum contains 2 grams of sorbitol. Poop problems aside, the sweetener does not cause any long-term damage to the intestines, says Dr. Sorbitol-related digestive issues are typically resolved when someone stops consuming the ingredient. Raj adds—sorbitol affects everyone differently. Whenever someone experiences unexplained gas, bloating, cramps, or diarrhea, Dr. Raj suggests cutting off sorbitol to see if it makes a difference.
In addition to sugarless gum, sorbitol can be found in diet drinks, dried fruit, and sugarless candy. And, Dr. Raj says, people who are chronically bloated should avoid chewing gum altogether because it causes you to swallow extra air.
There is one other relevant, though small, risk worth mentioning: If you swallow a large amount of gum every day, it could stick together and form a bezoar, which is a mass trapped in the gastrointestinal system that causes an obstruction, says Dr. By Kristin Canning January 26, Save Pin FB ellipsis More. Image zoom. Getty Images. Close Share options. All rights reserved. Close View image.I swear my sphincters were screaming.
It felt like my delicate starfish was a gaping maw projectile vomiting a torrential flood of toxic waste. Flammable liquid. Brought them in yesterday morning and a bunch of the guys immediately downed a handful each.
Within half an hour they were in the bathroom. Best moment of the day was when one of them who had been in the bathroom for half an hour by that point texted one of the others. Everything previously written is true. It's all true. Don't eat more than 15 in a sitting unless you are trying to power wash your intestines. When the rumbling started I sprinted down the hallway and made it to the bathroom just in time for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to stampede from my backside, laying waste to my home's septic system AND my will to live.
After three hours of a pelvis-shaking Gummy Bear assault, I was spongy and weak, surprised that I had any bones left. I cursed Haribo with the little strength I could muster. Fortunately for compression shorts it didn't run down my legs!!
Now I had to hold the gas for fear of blowing my entire intestines out into my shorts!! I made it home and what happened then was like something out of Dante's Inferno!!! My butt became an upside down volcano!! Best to stock up on toilet paper and toilet bowl cleaner as you will totally spray the bowl and back of the seat!! I would no sooner get done and have to go again. When you get the urge to "go" you best be in proximity of toilet!!! I spent hours on the toilet.
Streams of fire burst from my colon. When i wasnt experiencing Satans fury exploding from my rear, i was laying in the fetal position on my bathroom floor, sobbing and asking for forgiveness.
Im a pound man. When it was finally over, i couldnt move. I crawled onto the floor one last time and sat, motionless, until my dehydration finally required that i drink water. The other reviews are perfectly accurate. Eat two at a time. Three if you're brave. I've never experienced, or even heard of that happening.
It was so unnatural, that I had to check to feel if my colon had somehow passed through the anal sphincter muscle. All I could do was lie on my bed and pray for a fart. That might sound funny, but when you've eaten something that has basically turned you into the blueberry girl from Willy Wonka, you're pleading for relief.
In a fit of insanity I ate two. It's the sugar alcohols in the sugar free candy that causes dumping. Amazingly the russell stovers don't bother me but other sugar free foods do. I really should have known better these things killed me when I ate them before surgery. Jelly belly sf are lethal as wel. Oh yes, I did a lil' bag of sugar free Russell stovers turtles.
I looked 6 months pregnant and the pain was unbearable. I posted a pic somewhere on this site as a warning. Never again! Sugar alcohols give me "toxic gas" and "the trots" also. For me its a quantity thing.
One and I'm OK. Two marginal. Three or more and I'm on the move. Yes, just like Cinwa. I have found I can have a little bit of regular sugars and not feel nearly as miserable as sugar alcohols. Plus to think sugar-free isn't calorie free anyway. I don't mind a little sugar, and my sweet tooth is pretty much gone now anyway.
Sugar Substitutes Cause Diarrhea
Never did care for the sugar alcohols, too much in the way of digestive issues go along with them. When I came home from the hospital I was drinking a ton of sugar free Gatorade and having sugar free Popsicles.
It gave me diarrhea so badly I had to be hospitalized for dehydration. Before surgery, sugar free chocolates made me sick so I won't go near it but I did try a sugar free Rita's Italian Ice. Big mistake. A little bit of sugar free pudding seems to be ok. I make it with skim milk and just have half of a cup.
Most days natural sugars like in milk or fruit do the trick.
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Paste as plain text instead. Only 75 emoji are allowed. Display as a link instead. Clear editor. Upload or insert images from URL. Socialize Search In. Russell Stover sugar free candy - never again. Recommended Posts. Mj Woodroof.Sugar-free candies clean out your digestive system better than a giant pipe-cleaner. Not to put too fine a point on it, they make you poop. How do these ultra-laxatives work, and why are they still on the market?
Reviewers on Amazon made Haribo Sugar Free Gummy Bears famous when they gave reviews testifying that the bears went into their body and out the other end at a break-neck run, taking everything else in their digestive system with them. The unhappy commenters mentioned stomach rumbles, ear-splittingly loud flatulence, and diarrhea. This is not confined to gummy bears. Any food loaded up with a low-calorie sugar called Lycasin will do the same.
Lycasin is a trade name, not a scientific name. The calorie free sweetener in the fake sugar is maltitol. Maltitol is a sugar alcohol, like most other fake sugars. Derived from plants, sugar alcohols have their carbohydrates altered in a lab. They become difficult to digest.
The oral bacteria in the mouth are completely unable to digest them, which means they do not contribute in any way to tooth decay. In the stomach, they can be partially digested, but they are digested over a long period of time.
An extended digestion period keeps them from dramatically and suddenly elevating blood sugar, making them safer for diabetics. On the Cargill foods index, they are listed as one of the foods that can promote the health of the digestive system by nourishing gut bacteria.
Sugar alcohols are very popular because they are nearly as sweet as sugar, and react like sugar in nearly every way. They come in a white powder. They melt in water. They can be cooked. Not all of the sugars are digested. The ones that remain on the outside of the inside of the body not transported across the stomach or intestinal liningpromote a little thing called osmosis.
Osmosis is the tendency of molecules to move across a membrane. Generally solvents — in this case water — move across a membrane to an area with a high concentration of solutes — in this case undigested sugars.
In other words, having these sugars in your gut will cause a massive amount of water to dump itself into your stomach and intestines. When the body needs to clean out the digestive system in a hurry, it pours water into the digestive system. The watery material makes a run for the colon, and from there out of the body. And that, boys and girls, is how diarrhea is made. Having too much undigested sugar will cause diarrhea via osmosis.
The flatulence is often the result of the stool making its way through your system and pushing everything in its path ahead of it. Forty grams is a laxative for adults.So, my mom wants me to make the transition from regular candy to sugar free except there is one main issue: It really upsets my stomach if you know what I mean :. Are there any sugar free candy preferably chewy and fruity like gummy bears that doesn't do this?
There are a lot of sugar free candies,the problem is they normally use sorbitol or malitol as a sweetener for the candies and even sugar free cookies and cakes,if you eat more than they will give you gas,the more you eat the worse the gas gets and can turn to diarehea. What you need to do is look usually on the front of the sugar free packages and get the one's that say sweetened with Splenda,Sweet and Low or Equal they will not cause gas but you still have to watch the carbs if you are diabetic and they also have sugar free gummy bears but they are hard to find.
Hope this has helped you. I am a type 2 diabetic. Yesterday I picked up some sugar free candy that said on the front sweetened with Splenda. After about 5 to 6 pieces I started the gas and soon loose stools. I looked on the back and in very small letter it says it may cause diarehea. And the candy also had Sorbitaol. If it upsets your stomach, you may possibly have an allergy to some types of artificial sweeteners.
I stay away from "diet" products myself, because I feel just awful whenever I've eaten something containing Aspartame. You may want to check the labels, and find out which sweetener is used in making the product, and try out products containing different kinds of sweeteners to see which ones you can tolerate, and which ones you can't. Since I shy away from sugar free candies, I can't say as there is one that I could recommend for you, but if you like chewy, fruity stuff, seems to me that some brands of fruit roll ups advertise that they are made with only fruit, and no added sweeteners, either sugar or artificial sweeteners.
Another thing you could do is try substituting dried fruits such as apples, pineapple, apricots, and raisins for candy. They are chewy, fruity, and they are sweet because the action of drying them concentrates the natural sugars already present in the fruit without any need to add sugar or artificial sweetener. Young lady, I can call you that because I am so damned old. I would suggest that you see a skin doc. The reason is because you have not had this happen before.
It could be contact dermatitis or it could be something far worse. Contact dermatitis is when you touch your aunt's cat that you are allergic to, etc.