Who can use Hermesetas?
Everyone who finds it important to have a healthy lifestyle, eat lesscalories and look after their teeth. Since Hermesetas is available astablets and in granular and liquid form, it can be used in all typesof food and drink.
Why is it so safe to use Hermesetas?
Sweeteners are classified as food additives and thus belong to a product group that is strictly controlled by international (JECFA, SCF) and national authorities.
These bodies impose very strict conditions on the safety and conditions of use of the product itself, its packaging and labeling.
In the UK all sweeteners are subject to the 'Sweeteners in Food Regulations 1995'.
Why is it safe for pregnant women to use artificial sweeteners?
The ADI also applies to expectant mothers. These daily allowances are usually far in excess of, but should they be exceeded for a short period, the inherent safety factor of usually 100 means it is still perfectly safe in practical use.
Can children use artificial sweeteners?
Sweeteners are generally used for weight control and in slimming diets. Very young children need high-energy, well balanced nutrition. So in most cases, sweeteners are not necessary and therefore not recommended for children up to the age of 3. But should a child of this age suffer from diabetes or be overweight, it is quite safe to use sweeteners under medical supervision if the correct dosage is calculated based on the child's body weight.
With older children, it is simply a matter of making allowance for the fact that they weigh less than adults (calculating the ADI). Children should drinks by the gallon. When they are very thirsty, water is a much more sensible option.
Independant expert committees, such as JECFA (The Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives of the World Health Organisation and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations), the SCF (the Scientic Committee on Foods of the Commission of the European Community), the EFSA (European Food Saftey Authority) carefully evaluate the safety of all food additives - and thus of sweeteners - and allocate levels of 'acceptable daily intake' (ADI).
The ADI is meant to specify a safe level of intake for daily, lifetime ingestion of a given food additive. It is expressed in milligram per kilogram of bodyweight.
Consumption studies have shown that the average daily intake of any sweetener is considerably below the relevant ADI level.
Blending of sweeteners further reduces the level of intake of any individual sweetener. Appropriate blending of sweeteners also improves and intensifies the perceived sweetness
To calculate the ADI in your country, please make your choice from the following Menu: