I just discovered allulose and have been trying it out this weekend. Here is an article about it and its benefits.
Has anyone else given allulose a try and how was it? Here is my experience after two tries:
Yesterday I had made almond scones and blueberry jam, both using allulose as the sweetener. After a 25+ hour fast, I ate two scones with the jam, plus an egg bite and coffee with HWC. After I ate, I experienced no digestion issues, which is great because I had that problem with other sweeteners. But, I noticed after an hour or so, a brain fog/headache without the pain, followed later by lethargy and tiredness that was typical of eating a carby meal of old. I thought that maybe this symptom was due to having fasted and then not eaten enough protein.
So I tried again this morning for breakfast. I had the exact same meal, but only one scone instead of 2. I’m noticing the same brain fog/headachy feeling without pain, but so far, no tiredness.
Allulose is not supposed to spike insulin, but I’m wondering if what I’m experiencing is just that, a spike in insulin. The article says that allulose lowers blood glucose by “Increasing [insulin] https://www.selfhacked.com/blog/insulin-101/) release in response to after-meal glucose spike”. Could this be the reason I’m getting this brain fog/headachy feeling? And if allulose is glycemic index of zero, why would insulin increase?
Also, despite allulose tasting very much like sugar, and it is not supposed to have an aftertaste, I do in fact get a slight bitter aftertaste that lingers.
I’m curious if anyone else has had a similar experience?