The natural sweetener erythritol does not appear to carry the adverse effects associated with other non- and low-caloric natural and artificial sweeteners, and may actually have antioxidant potential.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Though the observational data does appear rife with reverse causation, a new study published interventional data in mice and in vitro on 2/27/23 that suggests erythritol may indeed be harmful, and so I urge everyone to stop consuming it until we know more. See Update on Erythritol Sweetener Safety: Are There Side Effects?.
This is the third video in a series on sweeteners. See Aspartame-Induced Fibromyalgia, and also Diet Soda and Preterm Birth. Stevia is another natural sweetener that was launched in Japan, but it could have adverse effects at high doses; see Is Stevia Good For You? I’ll close out this series with three videos that address a few possibilities of how even harmless artificial sweeteners can cause harm: How Diet Soda Could Make Us Gain Weight; Neurobiology of Artificial Sweeteners; and Unsweetening the Diet.
For all of my latest videos on sweeteners, see the topic page.