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    Splenda....good or bad?

    Splenda...

    If I am not mistaken, splenda is a "sugar alcohol". I was just wondering if splenda has the same effects as real sugar..ex: the insulin response.

    Will it cause my insulin level to spike? Being I am on a cut I am obvisously trying to avoid insulin spikes, but at the same time wouldn't mind tasting something sweet (splenda).

    Any response welcomed and much appreciated...

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    I am pretty sure you want the insulin spike post workout...even on a cut...

    I have been taking creatine (cell-tech) after my workouts and it has 75 grams/sugar and my cut has been going just wonderful.
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    whats great about sugar alcohols is your body doesn't reconize them. SO no insulin spike, but gians is right Fast CHO's PWO are important.
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    I wasn't aware sucralose was a sugar alcohol. Sucralose is not metabolised so there is no insulin response. Sugar alcohols such as xylitol and malitol are metabolised, providing 2 calories per gram, and there is an insulin response, but it is low, certainly not a spike.

    EDIT: Having done a bit more reading it seems I am correct about sucralose not being a sugar alcohol. A sugar alcohol is a carbohydrate that has been hydrogenated. Sucralose is sucrose that has been chlorinated.
    Last edited by TheGimp; 06-22-2006 at 07:34 AM.

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    Ah, my mistake (kinda get them confused i guess). Thanks for clearing that up Gimp!

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    splenda is a real nice addition to things that you want sweet especially on a cut or on a ccaloric deficit. and like gimp said the sucralose does not cause an insulin spike since its not a sugar alcohol.
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    hey i always wondered why exactly do you want to spike your insulin after a workout? and what ways can you do that short of a supplement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Con
    hey i always wondered why exactly do you want to spike your insulin after a workout? and what ways can you do that short of a supplement?
    Insulin encourages nutrient uptake into cells. Muscle cells and fat cells. The nice thing is post workout your muscle cells are primed to absorb nutrients.

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    I heard natural sugar is much better for you then artificial stuff like splenda, in terms of being able to recognize it and break it down.

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    I heard natural sugar is much better for you then artificial stuff like splenda, in terms of being able to recognize it and break it down.
    How does your body's recognition of a substance correlate with health? And Splenda isn't bad for you as it passes through the system undigested. It has been deemed safe even for little kids and pregnant women.
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