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Is it ok. To have aspertame as the main filler in Aed's ?
Can you do xylitol? It's supposed to be a more natural sugar replacement - usually made from birch. I chew PUR Gum, it's aspartame free. They do have bubble gum flavor, too! The peppermint and wintergreen are good, too. It does have "natural flavors" so I'm not certain if there are other sweeteners, but I have never had a problem with it and it seems that xylitol is the only sweetener. It's also supposed to be keto friendly, but it's up to you to decide if that goes okay in your carb count, I think it's 2g carbohydrate per 2 pieces. Best quality gum I've used that hasn't bothered me.It's listed here in the chewable form, manufacturer is not specified: https://www.drugs.com/inactive/aspartame-191.html
I'm aspartame sensitive. I'm also sensitive to acesulfame potassium, which is usually mixed with it or other artificial sweeteners. I'll start feeling "fuzzy" (have a simple partial) if it's in something that someone gives me, otherwise I always read labels and avoid them like the plague. It's now almost impossible to find bubble gum without aspartame.
Sucralose/Splenda seemed ok when I was on keto, but I wasn't 100% sure. It counts as a carb, so that may have been giving me problems, rather than the thing itself Stevia seemed fine. Saccharine, which is supposed to be safe, was impossible to find. I think sugar alcohols are just fine (usually have "ol" at the end), but they do count as carbs. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sugar-alcohols-good-or-bad#what-they-are
Sweeteners should NOT be in pills *palmslap*. Maybe it's cheaper than whatever they were using before as a filler, like cornstarch or something. I can't understand why stuff made in a chemical plant is inevitably cheaper than actual food. LOL, but it's sad. FWIW there is some kind of sweetener in Advil tablets coating, but I don't know what it is.
I've been forced to go on generics, and I've felt awful ever since. I've had problems with side effects and seizures on several generics for two meds.