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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON TREASURE DROP: 

WHAT IS TREASURE DROP?

A designer sweetener which is a natural sugar replacement derived from Sugar Cane Extract. Through the Special Flavour Carrier Factor (SFC™), it contains only a small percentage (0.21%) of high intensity sucralose also known as E955 (a derivative from Sugar Cane Extract), imported from Australia and the balance is only distilled water. This is the only E955 in the world that through a Special Flavour Carrier Factor (SFC™) sweetens and enhances the natural flavour of food and beverages. This is free from and does not contain Saccharin, Aspartame, Sucrose, Monosaccharide and Additives. Has No Cholesterol, No Calories, No Carbohydrate, No Protein, No Sugar and has Zero Glycemic Index.

WHAT IS TREASURE DROP MADE OF?

The active ingredient of Treasure Drop is E955, food code of Sucralose.

It is an intense sweetener used widely by the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. It is approximately 600 times sweeter than sugar (2 times sweeter than Saccharin, 3.3 times sweeter than Aspartame, 2.4 times sweeter than Stevia) and is the first, and only sweetener that is actually derived from sugar cane.

Sucralose activates the same taste buds as sugar on your tongue.

In a patented multi stage process three of the hydroxyl groups in the sucrose molecule are selectively substituted with 3 atoms of chlorine. This intensifies the sugar like taste while creating a safe, stable low joule sweetener with zero calories. Sucralose activates the same taste buds as sugar on your tongue and is well recognized as having a taste profile very close to that of sugar and this, together with its heat and acid stability have made it a versatile and compatible sweetener for the beverage industry in particular and the food industry in general.

CAN THE CHLORINE ATOMS IN E955 BE HARMFUL TO THE BODY?

Chlorine, in the form of chloride, is in virtually all foods and beverages that we eat everyday and in most natural water supplies. The body needs chlorine to function: chloride is essential in maintaining a proper balance of fluids and minerals in the body. E955 (Sucralose) is derived from sugar cane extract through a process that selectively substitutes three atoms of chlorine for three hydroxyl groups on the sucrose molecule. The tightly bound chlorine atoms create a molecular structure that is exceptionally stable and is approximately 600 times sweeter than sugar. The molecular structure of E955 (Sucralose) is quite different from chlorinated compounds (Chlorinated Monosaccharides) that cause effects on fertility and the nervous system. In addition extremely toxic chlorinated compounds such as pesticides or other chlorinated hydrocarbons are well absorbed by the body and accumulate in fatty tissues. However E955 (Sucralose) which is a chlorinated carbohydrate is non-toxic, is poorly absorbed by the body and does not accumulate in fatty issues.

WHERE IS TREASURE DROP USED?

Because of its unique sensory and functional characteristics, it is used across a broad spectrum of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. In addition to its sugar like taste, E955 is also extremely stable and maintains its sweetness even when exposed to high temperature processing such as pasteurization, sterilization, UHT processing and baking. It remains stable in food products throughout extended periods of storage even at low pH and is noncarcinogenic.

HOW IS TREASURE DROP HANDLED BY THE BODY?

Although E955 (Sucralose) is derived from sucrose it is not perceived by the body as  a carbohydrate. E955 (Sucralose) is not broken down during its passage through the body, it is not dechlorinated or hydrolyzed, but rather excreted.

IS IT SAFE?

Yes. More than 100 safety studies, representing over 20 years of research, have shown E955 (Sucralose) to be safe. Scientists have conducted many studies on E955 (Sucralose) to determine whether it had any effects on a number of different health conditions, including growth and development, risk of cancer,chemical effects on the body(or toxicology), developmental abnormalities such as birth defects, and effects on the nervous system. 

Experts from a wide range of scientific backgrounds have reviewed these studies and concluded that there are no harmful effects from consuming E955 (Sucralose), even in people consuming the highest amounts. Based on its strong safety background, experts, researchers, and government bodies agree that people can consume a variety of foods and beverages sweetened with E955 (Sucralose) on a daily basis without concern.

Global Safety Recognition

E955 (Sucralose) is approved for use in over 100 countries. In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must approve all food additives before they can be used in foods and beverages. The FDA approved E955 (Sucralose) for certain food and beverage categories in 1998, and expanded the approval to all food and beverage categories in 1999. Examples of government and scientific groups that have reviewed sucralose’s safety include:

  •  European Union Scientific Committee on Food (SCF)
  •  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  •  Food Standards Australia/New Zealand (FSANZ)
  •  Health Protection Branch of Health and Welfare Canada
  •  (Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization) Joint Expert
  •  Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)
  •  Japan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare

IS TREASURE DROP SAFE FOR EVERYBODY?

No population group has been excluded from using sucralose. It is appropriate for any person wishing to reduce sugar or caloric intake. There are no warning labels or information statements required for products sweetened with sucralose that would preclude its consumption by any segment of the population.

HOW DO I USE TREASURE DROP?

3 taps of Treasure Drop is equivalent to 7.5g of sugar sweetness. It can be used anywhere where sweetness is required. Watch this video 4seconds to see how you can use Treasure Drop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmdgRLk_ul8

IS TREASURE DROP SAFE FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES?

Yes, it is safe for people with diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance. E955 (Sucralose) is not recognised by the body as a carbohydrate and has no effect on blood sugar or insulin levels. The use of commercial products made with E955 (Sucralose) may allow diabetics to cut back significantly on their intake of sugar. Because E955 (Sucralose) can be used in a wide variety of foods and beverages it may allow people with diabetes to eat foods traditionally restricted in their diets.

DOES TREASURE DROP CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

No. Several studies have shown that low-calorie sweeteners can actually aid in weight loss and/or weight management. For example, researchers in one study found that when foods and beverages containing E955 (Sucralose) were used as part of a program to reduce calorie intake and increase levels of physical activity,overweight children were able to slow their rate of weight gain.

CAN PREGNANT AND LACTATING WOMEN CONSUME TREASURE DROP?

E955 (Sucralose) can be used by all individuals including pregnant women and nursing mothers. Animal studies have found that E955 (Sucralose) is not actively transported across the placenta or across the mammary gland into breast milk. Because the absorption of E955 (Sucralose) in to the blood stream is minimal, the amount that passively crosses these barriers is extremely small. Of course, it is important for all pregnant women to consult with their doctors regarding nutritional needs during pregnancy.

IS IT SAFE FOR CHILDREN?

Yes. There is no evidence that E955 (Sucralose) is at all harmful to children. In fact, E955 (Sucralose) can be part of the solution to the growing problem of childhood obesity by helping to reduce calories from sugar. Foods containing E955 (Sucralose), including low-fat flavored milk, yogurt, juices, and pudding, can be included in a healthful meal plan for children & adolescents to help ensure they are getting all the necessary nutrients, while not getting a lot of extra calories.

DOES IT CAUSE TOOTH DECAY?

No, it does not cause cavities. The bacteria in plaque do not break down or “eat” sucralose, and therefore the acids that can lead to cavities do not form. E955 (Sucralose) does not increase the growth of bacteria in the mouth and does not promote tooth decay.

HOW MUCH E955 MAY PEOPLE CONSUME?

The FDA, the joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additive (JECFA), and other regulatory bodies including FSANZ use the concept of an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for many food additives, including aspartame. The ADI represents an intake level that if maintained each day throughout a person's lifetime would be considered very safe. The ADI for sucralose has been set at 15 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) of body weight by the FDA and JECFA. FSANZ uses ADI to determine the safe use of food additives including E955 (Sucralose). You need more than 50 bottles of Treasure Drop in order to reach even the ADI in a single day.

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