Cyclamate is the second oldest artificial sweetener in use today. Dulcin discovered in 1884 is no longer sold anywhere. It was discovered in 1937 about 50 years after saccharin. It is the least potent of this group being only 40 times as sweet as sugar.
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It has a reasonable flavor but does have an aftertaste. For this reason it is often mixed with other sweeteners and seems to work very well if mixed with saccharin, the mixture tastes far better than either sweetener on it's own.
A clinical study, conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel and published Sept 17th 2014, has shown a relationship between the consumption of artificial sweeteners and metabolic problems. Saccharin, Aspartame and Sucralose were shown to effect the bacteria in the bowel in adverse ways. Tests showed impaired glucose metabolism in subjects, human and animal following moderate consumption over several weeks.
Conclusions and Summary:
Tests seemed to show problems with rodents and primates if fed large quantities over a prolonged period. However Cyclamate is not absorbed by the body and is probably totally safe in small quantities. It has been used for about 70 years and despite the fears, no side effects have ever been reported in humans - that says a lot! Critics will cite the fact that it is artificial, name the chemicals used in its manufacture, refer to the tests on animals and declare it unsafe. But, unlike aspartame, they never point to side effects in humans because there are none! On the down side it is only 10% as sweet as most other artificial sweeteners and this means it is necessary to ingest 10 times the quantity. For this reason alone it would be sensible to choose an alternative.
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