Is an artificial sweetener, sometimes called Acesulfate K. Acesulfame Potassium is between 180 - 200 times as sweat as sugar. It is commonly used to artificially sweeten food products.

Where does ACESULFAME POTASSIUM come from?

It was discovered accidentally, via a similar compound(5,6-dimethyl-1,2,3-oxathiazin-4(3H)-one 2,2-dioxide) in 1967 by Karl Clauss and Harald Jensen at Hoechst AG. Clauss licked his fingers after dipping his fingers into the chemicals that he was working with. Additional research showed that a number of similar chemicalls with the same basic ring structure had varying levels of sweetness. 6-methyl-1,2,3-oxathiazine-4(3H)-one 2,2-dioxide had particularly favourable taste characteristics and was relatively easy to synthesize, so it was singled out for further research, and received its generic name (Acesulfame-K) from the World Health Organization in 1978


Eating acesulfame potassium, like with many other artificial sweeteners has been a major concern as long term side effects in humans have not been tested, although approval for use of the chemical has been long running. Safety of consumption of acesulfame potassium by humans is still unregulated but has reached approval from the Food and Drug Administration in the United States and equivalent agencies in the European Union.

More information about ACESULFAME POTASSIUM.

Acesulfame Potassium (K) was approved for use by the FDA as a safe artificial sweetener in July, l988. It is a derivative of acetoacetic acid. Unfortunately, several potential problems associated with the use of acesulfame have been raised. They are based largely on animal studies since testing on humans remains limited. The findings showed the following:

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.

Dr. H.J. Roberts, Aspartame (NutraSweet) Is It Safe?, Charles Press, page 283/84.



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    Acisulfame pottacim k is veg. Or noveg.

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    Acisulfame pottacim k is veg. Or noveg.

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    Acisulfame pottacim k is veg. Or noveg.