An HCG diet plateau is common, and it is often associated with migraine type headaches. The HCG diet protocol by itself may be the cause. However, for many people the culprit is Splenda. If you think Splenda is safe, then you might want to see what one prominent medical researcher has to say about it in this brief video.
Dr. Mercola reviews why there is simply inadequate safety data supporting the long term use of Splenda.
Is Splenda Natural?
First of all, this is a moot question. Arsenic, strychnine, and cocaine are natural. Nevertheless, in answer to the question, sucralose (the active sweetener in Splenda) is not a natural product. It derives from a series of laboratory chemical conversions that start with sucrose, which is ordinary table sugar. Sucralose is what we chemists call a semi-synthetic compound. The chemical structure shows it to be comprised of a sucrose molecule with some atoms of chlorine added to it. Just what your body needs, huh? Not really.
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