The complete name is acesulfame potassium, thus, the artificial sweetener is also called acesulfame K or ace K (K being the symbol for potassium). You may have encountered it as the brand names Sweet One or Sunett.
Acesulfame is non-saccharide which means it is neither a form of sugar compound nor a derivative of sucrose. It is in terms of chemical structure a potassium salt. The manufacturing process involves transforming acetoacetic acid and combining it with potassium. Its degree of sweetness is similar to aspartame, around 200 times that of ordinary table sugar.
Just like all the other artificial sweeteners discussed in the Superhuman Food Pyramid, acesulfame suffers the same setbacks of being non-nutritive, is commonly used in empty-calorie commercial food and drinks, and has potential health risks.
Continue reading about the possible negative effects of acesulfame to know why it can’t help you in your quest to Become Superhuman.