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Increased Risk of Stroke, Heart Attacks, and Blood Clots

A recent study has linked the consumption of erythritol to an increased risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, stroke, and blood clots. These cardiovascular events can cause death, permanent injury, or irreversible damage to health.

Erythritol is the number one ingredient in many sugar alternatives. Companies like Splenda, Truvia, and Lakanto are just a few of many who use erythritol in their popular sugar substitutes, such as stevia and monkfruit sweeteners. It’s a popular ingredient used by “health” brands like KETO pint, Halo Top, and Alani Nu. 

Erythritol has been lauded for its ability to be used as a low-calorie, seemingly low-risk sweetener and additive.

Erythritol has been praised by consumers and professionals alike, as it does not affect blood sugar or insulin levels in diabetics and it meets the requirements of many popular diets, such as the ketogenic and paleo diets. It is also considered vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.

Erythritol has been marketed as a healthy alternative for those who are overweight, diabetic, or have other issues related to the metabolic syndrome. Because of this, it has quickly become a popular sugar alternative for individuals who may be at risk of having compromised cardiovascular health.

Understanding the risks

If these companies are advertising and promoting these products as healthy and safe, especially to those already at risk for cardiovascular events, there must be a more thorough understanding of the risks associated with regular consumption.

More research must be done about the risks associated with synthetic sweeteners like erythritol, and the companies selling these products must be required to place warnings labels to inform consumers of the potential dangers of consuming erythritol.

The research that shows these potential risks is new, but we want to hear about your experience. If you or a loved one suffered from a cardiovascular event, including, but not limited to, heart attack, stroke, or blood clot, after regularly consuming erythritol, please give our office a call. You may be entitled to compensation.

Common brand name sugar substitutes

A recent scientific study has linked Erythritol, a zero-calorie sugar substitute, to heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes. Erythritol is an ingredient in common brand name sugar substitutes like:

  • Truvia
  • Stevia
  • Splenda
  • Monkfruit

If you regularly used these products and suffered a heart attack or stroke, call our law office. You may be entitled to compensation. There is no fee unless we recover.

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