Erythritol Lawsuit

Erythritol was first manufactured in the 1990s, and in the decades that followed, it became touted as a “natural” sweetener that eventually made its way into many products on store shelves. However, a recent study has found a link between the artificial sweetener erythritol and an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke.

If you or a loved one suffered from a cardiovascular event after regularly consuming erythritol products, call (800) 995-1212 today to learn more about your options.

Get a Free Erythritol Case Review

New Study Links Popular Sweetener Erythritol to Serious Risks

Erythritol is a type of sugar alcohol that is used to artificially sweeten different foods and drinks. However, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have recently identified a link between the consumption of erythritol and an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.

The study found that higher rates of erythritol within the body may lead to blood clots, which can result in serious cardiovascular complications.

“If your blood level of erythritol was in the top 25% compared to the bottom 25%, there was about a two-fold higher risk for heart attack and stroke. It’s on par with the strongest of cardiac risk factors, like diabetes.”
– Dr. Stanley Hazen, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

The full extent of erythritol’s impact on human health continues to be investigated at this time.

List of Erythritol Products

Erythritol can be used to sweeten a variety of different products, many of which are labeled as low calorie, zero calorie, or zero sugar. It is also sold on its own as a sugar substitute, allowing consumers to add it into drinks and food at home.

Products containing erythritol may include:

  • Artificial sweeteners like monk fruit, Splenda, and Truvia
  • Baked goods
  • Gum
  • Granulated and powdered sugar substitutes
  • Keto ice cream
  • Sports drinks
  • Toothpaste and mouthwash
  • Other low-calorie and zero-sugar products

Because erythritol is 70% as sweet as sugar with only 6% of the calories, products that contain erythritol are often marketed towards those looking to reduce their calorie or sugar intake.

For example, people with diabetes or those following a keto diet may be more likely to consume products sweetened with erythritol.

See If You Can Take Action

Contact us today to learn more about your legal options — for free. Take the first steps toward justice now.

Get a Free Case Review

Who Can File an Erythritol Sweetener Lawsuit?

As the link between erythritol and adverse health issues is further explored, the legal options for those harmed by erythritol may shift.

Generally speaking, you may be eligible to file an erythritol sweetener lawsuit if:

  • You or a loved one regularly consumed erythritol sweetener
  • Later suffered from a stroke and heart attack

Call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form today to learn more about your potential legal options.

Our Erythritol Lawyers May Be Able to Help

For over 40 years, Sokolove Law has fought hard to provide everyday people with a voice in the justice system. Our decades of experience have allowed us to stand up to the manufacturers of dangerous products — and hold them accountable for the harm they have caused.

We understand the fear and uncertainty that can surround health concerns. As the effects of erythritol continue to be studied, our erythritol attorneys are closely monitoring emerging research and the legal options that may become available to those impacted.

If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack or stroke after regularly consuming erythritol, call (800) 995-1212 today for a free legal consultation.

Artificial Sweetener Erythritol Lawsuit FAQs

What are the health risks of erythritol?

A recent study has found that erythritol may increase the risk of:

  • Blood clots
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Additional cardiac procedures

Research regarding the dangers of erythritol is still ongoing at this time.

What contains erythritol?

While erythritol occurs naturally in some fruits, many companies utilize synthetic erythritol to sweeten foods while keeping calories low.

Synthetic erythritol can be found in a wide range of products, including: 

  • Artificial sweeteners like monk fruit, Splenda, and Truvia
  • Baked goods
  • Gum
  • Granulated and powdered sugar substitutes
  • Keto ice cream
  • Sports drinks
  • Toothpaste and mouthwash
  • Other low-calorie and zero-sugar products

Is there erythritol in Splenda?

Yes. Erythritol is one of the primary ingredients in Splenda.

Sokolove Law Team

Contributing Authors

The Sokolove Law Content Team is made up of writers, editors, and journalists. We work with case managers and attorneys to keep site information up to date and accurate. Our site has a wealth of resources available for victims of wrongdoing and their families.

Last modified: March 15, 2023

  1. CNN. “Zero-calorie sweetener linked to heart attack and stroke, study finds.” Retrieved from: Accessed on March 1, 2023.
  2. Nature Medicine. “The artificial sweetener erythritol and cardiovascular event risk.” Retrieved from: Accessed on March 1, 2023. 
  3. STAT. “One type of artificial sweetener may increase heart attack risk, preliminary study says.” Retrieved from: Accessed on March 1, 2023.