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This is a sugar free sweetener that is derived from plums and other places and is placed in gums, mint, children’s foods like gelatin snacks, oral rinses, toothpaste, cough syrup, multivitamins, fish oils and more.  It forces a massive release of insulin from the pancreas into the blood stream, dropping the blood sugar severely with a critical time that can be as little as 15-60 minutes. Toxicity levels are very low, with 0.1 mg/kg can kill.  This can equate to as little as two sticks of gum.  Blood sugar effects are rapid but some of the effects on the major organs can take longer.  The liver is particularly sensitive but neurological systems can be affected as well.  Symptoms can include:

  • General Malaise
  • Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Black Tarry Stool
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Jaundice
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Coma