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Fructose "Two of my sons have Sucrase-Isomaltase deficiency. They can NOT digest Sucrose and its related complex sugars. Only fructose has worked well with their diets. This product has become increasingly harder to find in local stores. The newest 'designer s..." -- Roxanne (LPN and mother)
Natural Alternative: Fructose is a monosaccharide and one of the most common natural sugars. It naturally occurs in 2 to 6 percent of fruits and berries and is currently derived from corn.
Less Calories: Crystalline Fructose is up to 40% sweeter than sucrose (table sugar). It is sweetest at cold temperatures when mixed into acidic beverages. Because less fructose is needed as a sweetener, less calories are consumed. Therefore, Fructose is an excellent alternative sweetener for dieters.
Superior Properties: Unlike glucose and sucrose, fructose is absorbed in the small intestines rather slowly and does not stimulate insulin secretion. Fructose is mainly metabolized in the liver as opposed to the small intestines where glucose is metabolized. The low amount of insulin required in fructose metabolism, combined with its slower rate of absorption into the blood stream compared with sucrose makes fructose much less likely to create immediate fluctuations in blood sugar levels which sets off hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) reactions.
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Frances - April 18, 2006, 10:54
yes everytime I eat something with fructose in it it makes me ache all over. Exactly what is fructose and why does this do this to me? Is this uncommon to be allergic to this? I can eat corn and it doesnt bother me so what else is in this product that could make me allergic to it?
ZooScape Moderator - April 18, 2006, 13:25
It is difficult to say without having more information. You may have a sensitivity to it or may be using it too often or in too large a serving size. It may be causing a mineral imbalance, an insulin resistance reaction, or some kind of digestion issue brought on by fructose consumption.
If you are having aches and pains as a result of the fructose, obviously it is recommended that you discontinue use. There's an intersting study from the University of Iowa Medical Center which revealed that fructose consumption was the culprit is a test of 219 people complaining of gas, bloating, and stomach pain. You may be similar to the people in this group who showed signs of fructose intolerance?
Fructose is a tricky thing. It's best taken in small quantities, since it is metabolized by the body in such a way that it doesn't stimulated the balancing effects of particular hormones and enzymes, as glucose does. Fruit-derived fructose does not seem to raise glucose levels as fast as table sugar; it is extremely sweet, so a little goes a long way; however, there is no release of blood sugar-regulating insulin or no appetite-regulating leptin released after large quantities of fructose are consumed. Furthermore, high fructose consumption seems to affect the mineral balance of the body (particularly magnesium levels)in a negative way. For this reason, even for those who can tolerate it in terms of digestion, it is important to use the product sparingly to reap the benefits of this alternative sweetener.
Far more of a concern to the consumer that fruit-derived fructose is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is derived from corn starch rather than fruit, and is implicated in many health disorders including diabetes, obesity, anemia, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart problems. Even many so-called "health products" are laced with HFCS.
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Two of my sons have Sucrase-Isomaltase deficiency. They can NOT digest Sucrose and its related complex sugars. Only fructose has worked well with their diets. This product has become increasingly harder to find in local stores. The newest 'designer sweetener' is worse on them than regular sugar. Thank you for carrying this product.
(Profession: LPN and mother)
-- March 4, 2006
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