Is erythritol safe for heart patients?
Erythritol Is 100% Linked To Heart Attacks, Strokes, Really?
Now Erythritol is causing heart attacks and strokes. It’s all over the news, it’s all over social media that Erythritol in your blood is now correlated to a higher incidence of heart attacks and strokes. And I want to talk about them. There are actually four points about the study.
I’m going to make it really simple. I’m not going to get into the nitty-gritty of all the details of the study, but I want to talk about the four big problems with the study. The first one involves this word called correlation. Correlation refers to something that has a similar association, usually some measurement or number.
It has nothing to do with causation. So let me just kind of give you an example of correlation. Statistically, there’s a correlation between 99.79% of government spending on science and space technology in the state of Maine and the number of suicides from hangings.
So if you were to look at that from causation, you would want to dramatically reduce the amount of spending in the schools on this technology, right? I mean, that’s totally illogical. Let’s look at another one. There’s a 94.7% correlation between cheese consumption in the United States per person in pounds and people dying from being tangled in bed sheets.
So in other words, there’s a correlated statistical increase between so many years. And this also correlates with the total amount of revenue generated by skiing facilities in the US. So you can see these dysregulated things have a very similar correlation. Personally, I think there’s a very high statistical correlation.
Like, it’s probably close to 100% of the information being put out by the news, and it is completely false. So zero one correlation doesn’t mean causation. This was an observational study, not a very high-quality study. All right, number two, this study was not based on how much Erythritol was consumed by people.
It did not measure dietary Erythritol at all. That was not measured in this main study. What was measured was just the amount of Erythritol in the blood that could have come from your body making it. Our bodies actually make erythritol. It’s called endogenous Erythritol, and chances are Erythritol is not really that popular.
So this study could basically be just measuring endogenous Erythritol, which is the Erythritol made by your own body. Now, the third point I want to bring up will explain number two, why would your body actually make Erythritol in the first place?
Why would it make high amounts? Well, Erythritol is produced when you metabolize glucose, okay? So the more sugar you consume, the more you’re a diabetic, the more fructose you consume, the more Erythritol you’re going to make. Erythritol is also made when there’s oxidative stress in the body.
And so it’s made when you have liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes. It also is increased when you have belly fat, which is correlated probably with the number of carbs you consume. It’s also produced when you consume a lot of alcohol.
So that’s an interesting piece of information. So how can we really know if these cardiovascular events are caused by the Erythritol or by the person’s overall health? And the other thing you should know about this study, the great majority of the people in this study had high blood pressure, had diabetes.
They were in very, very poor health. Just something you should know. And number four, okay, and this is the icing on the cake. If you look up research on Erythritol, okay, you’re going to find some really interesting counterinformation.
Erythritol apparently is an antioxidant. It has anti-inflammatory properties. It has the potential to lower one C blood glucose, and improve insulin resistance. It has the ability to increase insulin sensitivity. Apparently, one study showed that it improved endothelial function and can decrease aortic stiffness.
And apparently, it can even slow down weight gain in mice. Studies that were fed a high-fat diet, that’s very interesting. Could it possibly be that Erythritol is increasing to counter the bad effects of sugar, creating oxidative stress and lowering inflammation?
Is that a possibility? So apparently, if you align all of this data together, it sounds to me that it’s definitely more likely something that’s trying to help you than something that’s trying to hurt you.