What ingredient is added to make syrups of children sweet? Isn’t it harmful?

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There was a time when I used to hate medicines including syrups for their either bitter or astringent taste. I remember I used to spue it the moment my mom had pour it into my mouth. But now, with the advancement in the medicines, today's kids hardly experience such moments, in fact, they love taking syrups more often. My own kid loves syrups and gets very excited whenever I ask him to have a dose. Here, the question arises, what exactly makes these syrups so flavorful. Let's find out.

Syrup

Sweeteners like chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, maple syrup, or sweetened soft-drink mix (eg, Kool-Aid) to the medicines available in liquid doses. The most common sweeteners like aspartame, acesulfame-potassium, saccharin, sucralose, and neotame are used in these syrups.

Companies that make such syrups have to follow the medical guidelines and add such ingredients only as per the recommendation. Moreover, they go through a rigorous testing before they reach the stores. Besides, pediatricians prescribe them as per the age, weight, health conditions of a kid. This way they are safe for kids.

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Published on 29-Nov-2018 13:18:13
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