Our expert says:
Dear Natreen Sweetener
I am not acquainted with Natreen because it does not seem to be readily available in South Africa. I have determined that it contains a mixture of 3 artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners namely cyclamate, saccharin, and thaumatin. In each case the ADIs (Acceptable Daily Intake) has been determined by international organisations such as the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA, so a product such as Natreen will not contain higher levels of any of these sweeteners than are considered safe by the leading organisational watchdogs. I would imagine that your dietitian has indicated that you can use such a non-nutritive sweetener in moderate quantities to ensure that you do not exceed the ADI. Click on 'Diet & Nutrition' at the top of this page and do a Search for the articles on 'Artificial Sweeteners - An Update - Part I' and also 'Part II' to read more about all these sweeteners.
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