Consumer health information on various food items, drinks and additives including side effects and common interactions.
Food and Drink
Aspartame is a common, FDA approved, artificial sweetener used in many low-calorie food and beverages.
Caffeine is a natural stimulant that is present in so many products that nearly everyone consumes some amount of it. Caffeine can be found in coffee, tea, soda and chocolate.
Energy drinks are highly caffeinated beverages designed to give individuals an extra boost of energy.
Stevia is a natural sweetener product and is derived from the South American stevia rebaudiana plant. The plant is dried and powdered to make this substance.
Xylitol is a natural product that can be found in fruits and vegetables such as berries and corn. In most cases, commercial xylitol products are derived from birch trees