Good day! The modern dietary market in abundance offers a wide range of chemical substitutes for sugar.
Consider the popular brand Milford (Milford), which produces sweeteners and sweeteners based on stevia, sucralose, aspartame, and see what their benefits and harms are.
It is because of the artificial origin of their effects on the body are considered more than closely.
In this article we will look at its composition in detail, examine the range and other components that most often interest people on a diet, as well as those with diabetes.
Milford Sweeteners Release Forms
The line of sweeteners of the German manufacturer Milford Suss (Milford Suess) has a wide range of preformed and liquid sugar substitutes. Last, syrup, sweeteners, extremely rare in the sale.
The Milford Suss trademark, a rare exception and unlike competitors, produces syrups, which allows you to add a sugar substitute to ready-made products (fruit salads, cereals, dairy products). The minus of liquid sweeteners is the difficulty in determining the correct dose, unlike tablets.
Consider the main products of the company.
- Milfоrd Suss (Milford Süss): composed of cyclamate, saccharin.
- Milford Suss Aspartame (Milford Suss Aspartame): aspartame with 100 and 300 tabl.
- Milford with inulin (composed of natural substances: sucralose and inulin).
- Milford Stevia (composed of stevia leaf extract).
- Milfоrd Suss in liquid form: as part of cyclamate and saccharin
As you can see, the Milford sweetener has a wide range, a number of advantages and disadvantages that are due to its chemical origin.
Classic Milford Suss: composition
Milford Suss is a second-generation sweetener obtained by mixing the long-popular saccharin and sodium cyclamate. About the chemical composition, harm or benefit to the body of these two sweeteners, you can read in my articles that were published earlier.
Briefly recall the formula of the ingredients.
Cyclic acid salts (C6H12S3NNaO) – although they have sweetness, they are toxic in large doses, which is worth remembering when buying a sweetener. Paired with saccharin, sodium cyclamate is used to level out the metallic taste of saccharin.
Saccharin (C7H5NO3S) – is not absorbed by the body and with large doses of consumption can cause the development of hyperglycemia (increase in blood glucose).
To date, these two sweeteners have been launched into industrial production, and the Milfrod sweetener based on them has received a quality certificate from WHO.
How to choose a sweetener
The ratio of cyclamate and saccharin in milford is different.
We are looking for the composition of the labels and their optimal ratio – 10: 1, which will make milford sweet and not bitter (a taste that appears with a high content of saccharin).
In some countries, sodium cyclamate and saccharin are completely or partially prohibited, products where they are used as derivatives are also prohibited. The manufacturer also informs about the partial ban of customers on the labels.
Calorie and GI sugar substitute
Milford has a sweet, non-metallic aftertaste taste and is distinguished by its low calorie content:
- 20 calories per 100 grams of tabletted product.
- 0.2 g carbohydrate per 100 g liquid milford sweetener.
And another important indicator of the German sugar replacement for diabetics is the zero glycemic index and the absence of GMOs.
Based on the fact that milford has the properties of both components of the product, respectively, contraindications will also be similar.
And so Milford sweetener (in tablet form and in the form of syrup) is not recommended to take the following groups of people:
- women during pregnancy (all semesters);
- moms during breastfeeding;
- Persons with a predisposition to any allergic manifestations;
- people suffering from renal failure;
- children under 14;
- Persons who have crossed the milestone of 60 years;
- sweetener is not compatible with alcohol in any form and dose.
What can be recommended to these people in a situation when sugar is absolutely impossible to eat? Nutritionists strongly recommend the introduction of safe and approved sugar substitutes in the diet.
Milford Suess Aspartame
In this embodiment, the sweetener consists of aspartame and auxiliary components. I already wrote about aspartame and its harm in the article “Truth and lie about aspartame”. I do not see the need to repeat what was said, when you can read everything in a detailed article.
Personally, I do not recommend Milfоrd Suss Aspartame as food for sick or healthy people.
Milford with inulin
This variant of the sweetener is more preferable than the previous two, but also not the most useful. Since there is sucralose in the composition – synthtic sweetener. And although there is no explicit data indicating its harm, I recommend to refrain from using it whenever possible.
For more information about sucralose, see the article “Sucralose: Benefit and Harm”.
But this is the most preferred option to replace the sugar in your diet. The composition of only natural sweetener – stevia. The only obstacle to use may be individual intolerance to the stevia itself or to the components of the pills.
Of the entire Milford brand range, I recommend only this option.
Milford and Diabetes
In the case of diabetes mellitus, the use of sugar substitutes becomes a necessity.
According to consumers who suffer from type 2 diabetes, Milford Süss tablets are the best option. Be sure to remember about strict compliance.
Daily rate of classic Milford:
- up to 29 ml per day;
- one tablet replaces a piece of refined sugar or a tablespoon of granulated sugar.
- 1 teaspoon of liquid sahzaam equals 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar.
But if you have the opportunity to choose, then, as an endocrinologist, I will still recommend only natural sweeteners.
Eating sweetener for food or not is up to you, but in any case, remember that replacing chemical products with natural ones will always be in favor.
Be attentive, studying the labels of sugar substitutes, and be sure to be healthy!
With warmth and care, endocrinologist Dilyara Lebedeva
I, after reading an article by respected Dilara about sugar substitutes in my Anapa, could find, from those recommended by the doctor, only Fit parad No. 14 (the base is stevioside and erythritol). I add instead of sugar to tea, coffee 2-3 bags a day for the fifth month. No negatives! Thank!
Thank you for your professional and unbiased opinion, I also buy a stevia-based substitute.
Hello, Dilyara! Thank you for the detailed and comprehensive review of the sweetener. I have been searching for scientific substantive articles on them for a long time. But, unfortunately, you noticed some inconsistencies. I propose to be objective to the end. After all, for a professional, science is the Truth above any possible personal sympathies and all the more interests. So. Here, at the beginning, you write “Milford with inulin (consisting of natural substances: sucralose and inulin).” And in the recommendations you call sucralose already a “synthetic sweetener” (by the way, with an annoying typo)) but not the essence. Also in your other article “Sucralose: Benefits and Harm” you strongly recommend everyone to make a choice in favor of erythritol (also a bonus and 10% and another 15% …) Grounds? You refer to the fact that for all the many times proven safety of sucralose, it is still a relatively recently invented sweetener. Only from 1976 (almost my age). Unlike the same erythritol. Which was created only “… in the 80s” (??) That is, another 6-8 and maybe 10 years later? And which one of them is less studied in time parameter ?? Nestykovochka Well, then on the “little things” and about the lack of limitations of sucralose and dosage, and even during pregnancy … With diarrhea from only 50g. erythritol. And at 70% it’s only 35g. sugar sand. With the established (it seems WHO) permissible 15 teaspoons per day (= 45gr.) Well and
I will join Milford (sucralose with inulin). With all my desire to use “natural” sweeteners, I could not get along with the majority. Stevia has been tried in all variants I have found (including iherb), the result is a nauseous aftertaste at any doses with any additives. With erythritol, the same story, because of the long-lasting “menthol chill” feeling of nausea. Many tried and tested synthetic options also throw money into the wind (nausea, diarrhea, disgusting taste, etc.). For some time I used sucracite, but not the most useful one, and I realized this, therefore I was looking for something more adequate. After reading a lot of articles, stumbled upon sucralose. Although there was a doubt, I still found it and ordered it in pill form from Milford (we have a difficult choice). AND!? Oh miracle! Life has become more beautiful! There are no extra flavors, sweeter than sugar and equal in taste, which simplifies use, permissible doses do not scare (at least I did not use more than 2-3 tablets). Excellent baking is obtained. There are no side effects at all. So for me, sucralose is a pleasant bonus to a healthy lifestyle and weight and sugar control.
Natural and naturalness in general has no relation to safety. Vaughn pale toadstool is also natural. Yes, and many drugs are the same. The poison curare. Natural potatoes, fried in natural sunflower oil, produce acrylamide … Many examples can be cited, even with the same organic pesticides, which are really dangerous. The concept of stevia leaf extract includes several substances. It is necessary to find out whether there is one pure steviol glycoside in the sweetener or not. Or other substances and