Acesulfame Potassium

Artificial Sweeteners

Potentially Harmful
An artificial sweetener made by combining acetoacetic acid and potassium. It is usually blended with other sweeteners like sucralose and aspartame because it has a bitter taste alone. Used in a large variety of drinks, foods and table sweeteners, baked goods, toothpaste, gum, condiments and dressings.
Acesulfame-K,Ace-K ,Sweet One,Sunet
Health Impact
Artificial sweetener that can harm the gut and negatively impact gluten tolerance and metabolism. Consumption is also linked to increased risk of cancer and heart disease.
Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance
The benefits and risks of acesulfame potassium
Artificial sweeteners and cancer risk: Results from the NutriNet-Santé population-based cohort study
Artificial sweeteners and risk of cardiovascular diseases: results from the prospective NutriNet-Santé cohort
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