When it comes to the world’s highest-regarded health and regulatory agencies, there is a unified response to low- and no-calorie sweeteners: they are completely safe for consumption. Additionally, most of these agencies point to low- and no-calorie sweeteners as an excellent tool to combat the issue of obesity and resulting health issues. By replacing sugar-laden beverages and sweets with ones made with low- and no-calorie sweeteners, consumers are able to reduce calories, a key factor in weight loss and management.
The following agencies have utilized the most rigorous and extensive testing methods to evaluate low- and no-calorie sweeteners.
To assess their safety, extensive testing of food additives is required, including animal studies and human studies if they are available. For sweeteners human studies are sometimes conducted on diabetic patients to establish whether the specific sweetener will be tolerated by this population group.