Allulose: Here's The Scoop

Calling all pet lovers! If you adore your furry friends and want to enjoy sweetness without compromising their health, Allulose is the perfect sugar alternative for you.

Here's the Scoop

The Sweetness You Crave Without the Calories: Indulge in the delightful sweetness of Allulose without worrying about excess calories. As a rare sugar, allulose is also known as D-psicose, it is found naturally in figs, raisins, wheat, maple syrup and molasses. The majority of allulose on the market is commercially derived from corn or fructose. We source our allulose from Non-GMO corn.

Diabetic-Friendly and Low Glycemic Index: Maintaining stable blood sugar levels is essential, especially for individuals with diabetes or those conscious of their sugar intake. Allulose has been studied and found to have a minimal impact on blood glucose levels, making it a safe and suitable choice for diabetics (1). With its low glycemic index, this sweetener offers a gradual and steady increase in blood sugar, ensuring a balanced response.

Aiding in Weight Management: If you're on a journey to manage your weight, Sweet Garden Allulose can be your ally. With virtually zero calories per gram, it allows you to enjoy sweetness without the added calories (2). Substituting high-calorie sweeteners with allulose can help reduce your overall caloric intake while still satisfying your sweet cravings.

Moderation is Key: While Allulose offers many benefits, it's essential to consume it in moderation. For some individuals, excessive intake may lead to mild gastrointestinal discomfort, such as bloating, gas, or diarrhea (3).  Some research further looks into the downsides of allulose. One study shows a potential link to muscle cell injury with exercise (4). Further, a study conducted on rats found the effects of long-term D-psicose administration to be increased kidney and liver weights (5). To conclude, gradually incorporating allulose into your diet can help you avoid any unwanted side effects. 

Suitable for Pet Lovers: As a responsible pet owner, you always prioritize your pets' well-being. Allulose is a pet-friendly sweetener, and unlike certain sugar substitutes, it is considered safe for dogs to consume when used in moderation at a dose rate of 0.2 g/kg/day. Long-term allulose administration also showed antihyperlipidemic effects in dogs. Allulose administration is warranted in dogs with hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and obesity (6)

Trustworthy Research: Our commitment to your well-being is backed by scientific research. Numerous studies have explored the impact of allulose on various health aspects, ensuring you can confidently incorporate Allulose into your lifestyle.

Note: The information provided is for general awareness purposes and should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult with your healthcare provider before making significant dietary changes or if you have any underlying health conditions.

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Footnotes

  1. Alexandra Benisek. "Allulose: What to Know About This Sugar Alternative." WebMD. Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, MS, DO on April 14, 2023. Accessed on [insert access date], from: https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/what-is-allulose.
  2. Itoh, K., Mizuno, S., Hama, S., Oshima, W., Kawamata, M., Hossain, A., Ishihara, Y., & Tokuda, M. (2015). Beneficial Effects of Supplementation of the Rare Sugar "D-allulose" Against Hepatic Steatosis and Severe Obesity in Lep(ob)/Lep(ob) Mice. Journal of food science, 80(7), H1619–H1626. https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.12908
  3. Han, Y.; Choi, B.R.; Kim, S.Y.; Kim, S.-B.; Kim, Y.H.; Kwon, E.-Y.; Choi, M.-S. Gastrointestinal Tolerance of D-Allulose in Healthy and Young Adults. A Non-Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrients 201810, 2010. https://www.mdpi.com/383228
  4. Wei, Z., Sun, L., Li, Y., Muhammad, J.S., Wang, Y., Feng, Q. ... Wu, C. (2021). Low‑calorie sweetener D‑psicose promotes hydrogen peroxide‑mediated apoptosis in C2C12 myogenic cells favoring skeletal muscle cell injury. Molecular Medicine Reports, 24, 536. https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2021.12175
  5. Yagi, K., & Matsuo, T. (2009). The study on long-term toxicity of d-psicose in rats. Journal of clinical biochemistry and nutrition45(3), 271-277. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2771247/
  6. Nishii, N., Takashima, S., Kobatake, Y., Tokuda, M., & Kitagawa, H. (2017). The long-term safety of D-allulose administration in healthy dogs. The Journal of veterinary medical science79(11), 1780–1784. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5709552/