Monk Fruit Extract Side Effects

Monk Fruit Extract, CAS# 88901-36-4, is a Plant extracts manufactured through plant extraction, available as Yellow to white powder. Monk Fruit Extract is widely used as nutrition supplements. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.

Possible Side Effects

Monk Fruit Extract is generally consider safe.

GRAS Affirmation:

Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Though Monk Fruit Extract Side Effects is not on FDA’s GRAS exemption list, it’s still widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries including USA with specific limit on dosage.

Suggested Dosage


Special Populations Precaution

There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Monk Fruit Extract populations. If ingested in large amounts by adults or small amounts by children, can produce nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and burning diarrhea.

Related Research

1. Parents’ and Children’s Acceptance of Skim Chocolate Milks Sweetened by Monk Fruit and Stevia Leaf Extracts. [J Food Sci. 2015 May] Author: Li XE1, Lopetcharat K2, Drake MA3.