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On that sweetener in the new Quest Hero bars: allulose (formerly known as D-Psicose).
1. I’m sure they were quick to adopt the alternate nomenclature because it’s hard not so say Piss-cose lol
3. On to allulose. It’s not really like sugar – even though the FDA says it must be labeled as such – because it carries virtually no calories and actually blunts the blood glucose spike from a meal.
It works better in diabetics.
They did a 12-week study where psicose was dosed 3 times a day, 5 grams each time, and showed it was perfectly healthy. Some markers even improved.
Exhibit C. Psicose metabolism (Iida et al., 2010)
In doses ranging from 5 to 30 grams, up to 70% is excreted intact and the rest does not go to farts.
It’s virtually calorie-free:
and is barely fermentable (compared to FOS):
Mechanisms? 1) it’s not sugar, but it still enhances glucose disposal; and 2) some animal studies show it enhances liver glucose uptake. Idk.