Artificial & Regular Sugar List

Here you find all sugars, be it natural or fake. If you are a migraineur, you need to stay away from all of these as much as possible!

Artificial Sweeteners

  1. ACESULFAME POTASSIUM (common name)
    1. ACK (other ways of writing same or found in)
    2. Ace K
    3. Equal Spoonful (also +aspartame)
    4. Sweet One
    5. Sunett
    2. APM
    3. AminoSweet (but not in US)
    4. Aspartyl-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester
    5. Canderel (not in US)
    6. Equal Classic
    7. NatraTaste Blue
    8. NutraSweet
    1. TwinSweet (Europe only)
    1. Not in US as per FDA
    2. Calcium cyclamate
    3. Cologran = cyclamate and saccharin; not in US
    4. Sucaryl
    1. Sugar alcohol
    2. Zerose
    3. ZSweet
    1. Glycerin
    2. Glycerine
    1. Licorice
    1. Sugar alcohol
    1. Sugar alcohol
    2. ClearCut Isomalt
    3. Decomalt
    4. DiabetiSweet (also contains Acesulfame-K)
    5. Hydrogenated Isomaltulose
    6. Isomaltitol
    1. Sugar alcohol
    1. Sugar alcohol
    2. Maltitol Syrup
    3. Maltitol Powder
    4. Hydrogenated High Maltose Content Glucose Syrup
    5. Hydrogenated Maltose
    6. Lesys
    7. MaltiSweet (hard to find online to buy)
    8. SweetPearl
    1. Sugar alcohol

A. Sugar alcohol (Derived from glucose and sorbitol)

    1. Acid saccharin
    2. Equal Saccharin
    3. Necta Sweet
    4. Sodium Saccharin
    5. Sweet N Low
    6. Sweet Twin
    1. Sugar alcohol
    2. D-glucitol
    3. D-glucitol syrup
    1. 1′,4,6′-Trichlorogalactosucrose
    2. Trichlorosucrose
    3. Equal Sucralose
    4. NatraTaste Gold
    5. Splenda
    1. Natrulose
    1. Sugar alcohol
    2. Smart Sweet
    3. Xylipure
    4. Xylosweet

Regular Sugars

  1. Barley malt
  2. Barbados sugar
  3. Beet sugar
  4. Brown sugar
  5. Buttered syrup
  6. Cane juice
  7. Cane sugar
  8. Caramel
  9. Corn syrup
  10. Corn syrup solids
  11. Confectioner’s sugar
  12. Carob syrup
  13. Castor sugar
  14. Date sugar
  15. Dehydrated cane juice
  16. Demerara sugar
  17. Dextran
  18. Dextrose
  19. Diastatic malt
  20. Diatase
  21. Ethyl maltol
  22. Free Flowing Brown Sugars
  23. Fructose
  24. Fruit juice
  25. Fruit juice concentrate
  26. Galactose
  27. Glucose
  28. Glucose solids
  29. Golden sugar
  30. Golden syrup
  31. Grape sugar
  32. HFCS (High Frustose Corn Syrup)
  33. Honey
  34. Icing sugar
  35. Invert sugar
  36. Lactose
  37. Malt
  38. Maltodextrin
  39. Maltose
  40. Malt syrup
  41. Mannitol
  42. Maple syrup
  43. Molasses
  44. Muscovado
  45. Panocha
  46. Powdered Sugar
  47. Raw sugar
  48. Refiner’s syrup
  49. Rice syrup
  50. Sorbitol
  51. Sorghum syrup
  52. Sucrose
  53. Sugar (granulated)
  54. Treacle
  55. Turbinado sugar
  56. Yellow sugar


About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist focusing on chronic pain--migraine in particular--physiology, electrolyte homeostasis, nutrition, and genetics. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention, and treatment without the use of medicine. As a forever migraineur from childhood, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic variations of all voltage dependent channels, gates, and pumps (chanelopathy) that modulate electrolyte mineral density and voltage in the brain. In addition, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other variants, such as MTHFR variants of B vitamin methylation process and many others are different in the case of a migraineur from the general population. Migraineurs are glucose sensitive (carbohydrate intolerant) and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. She is working on her hypothesis that migraine is a metabolic disease. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and her helping over 5000 migraineurs successfully prevent their migraines world wide, all ages and both genders, and all types of migraines, she published the 2nd (extended) edition of her migraine book "Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide: How To Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medications". The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraine cause, development, and prevention, incorporating all there is to know. It includes a long section for medical and research professionals. The book is full of academic citations (over 800) to authenticate the statements she makes to make it easy to follow up by those interested and to spark further research interest. It is a "Complete Guide", published on September 29, 2017. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in Economics with dissertation in neuroscience (culminating in Neuroeconomics) at Claremont Graduate University, fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers, certification in LCHF/ketogenic diet from NN (Nutrition Network), certification in physiology (UPEN via Coursea), Nutrition (Harvard Shool of Public Health) and functional medicine studies. Dr. Stanton is an avid sports fan, currently power weight lifting and kickboxing. For relaxation (yeah.. about a half minute each day), she paints and photographs and loves to spend time with her family of husband of 45 years, 2 sons and their wives, and 2 granddaughters. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook, LinkedIn at and facebook at
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