Since sugar was considered bad for human health and the disease of diabetes in particular, Aspartame was discovered by accident and therefore promoted to take the place of sugar. This sweetener replacement has been widely used to allow people to enjoy the taste of sweet without using sugar.
Even though many people have opted to replace sugar with Aspartame, the jury is still out as to whether or not this is a product that could cause many more problems than what it was intended to alleviate.
Aspartame has many widely divergent claims about whether it’s good or bad for those who consume it in soft drinks, diet advertised products, etc. Scientific studies seem to indicate it’s hazardous to the human body while other studies put forth reports that totally contradict the hazardous claims.
Information will be presented to let readers decide for themselves whether products containing Aspartame should be taken off their shopping list. All people have to read and learn as much as possible to take the course of action with regard to sweeteners for them and their families.
The Food & Drug Administration has reports and articles that indicate Aspartame is perfectly safe for human consumption. Some medical and scientific reports give information indicating Aspartame is very toxic when it breaks down into other compounds.
The chemical composition of Aspartame consists of Methanol (10%), Phenylalanine (50%), and Aspartic Acid (40%). When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol (methanol) in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Knowing this doesn’t comfort me with regard to realizing Aspartame is in a tremendous number of drink and food products.
Aspartame has been exposed of being the source of a toxin that causes Systemic Lupus and Multiple Sclerosis. However this has not been without those, principally the Aspartame manufacturer, who dispute these allegations vigorously.
Methanol toxicity mimics multiple sclerosis; thus people are being diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis in error. Multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, where methanol toxicity is.
In the case of systemic lupus, we are finding it has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. The victims that end up with methanol toxicity usually drink three to four 12 oz. cans of Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi per day, some even more.
In the cases of systemic lupus, which is triggered by ASPARTAME, the victim usually does not know that the aspartame is the culprit. The victim continues its use aggravating the lupus to such a degree, that sometimes it becomes life threatening.
When people get off the aspartame, those with systemic lupus usually become asymptomatic. Unfortunately, this disease can not be reversed. On the other hand, in the case of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, (when in reality, the disease is methanol toxicity), most of the symptoms disappear. When victims of methanol toxicity have lost their vision and hearing and totally eliminate their Aspartame intake, they have regained both senses.
Also, those suffering from tinnitus regain very close to normal hearing when eliminating Aspartame from their diet.
FIRST CONGRESSIONAL HEARING CONCERNING ASPARTAME:
Sadly when the first Congressional Hearings were held, aspartame was found to be included in 100 different products and nothing was done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets. Now there are over 5,000 products containing this chemical, and the PATENT HAS EXPIRED!
At the time of this first Congressional Hearing, people were going blind. The methanol in the aspartame converts to formaldehyde in the retina of the eye. Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class of drugs as cyanide and arsenic. DEADLY POISONS!
Unfortunately, it just takes longer to quietly kill, but it is killing people and causing all kinds of neurological problems. Aspartame changes the brain’s chemistry. It is the reason for severe seizures. This drug changes the dopamine level in the brain. Imagine what this drug does to patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. This drug also causes Birth Defects.
There is absolutely no reason to replace sugar with Aspartame for dieting purposes. It is NOT A DIET PRODUCT! The Congressional record states, “It makes you crave carbohydrates and will make you FAT”.
ASPARTAME is marketed as “NUTRASWEET”, “EQUAL”, & “SPOONFUL”, and now “AMINOSWEET”.
SUGAR: A spoonful once in a while is fine, but in time, too much sugar can lead to diabetes, which will lead to heart disease, renal disease, peripheral vascular disease, diabetic retinitis (blindness), diabetic peripheral neuropathy and the list goes on and on. (Even so, next to aspartame, sugar looks almost attractive!)
ADDITIONAL SUGAR SUBSTITUTES;
SUCRALOSE: A very dangerous new chemical-because in order to make sucralose, chlorine is added to sugar! Ever spilled chlorine bleach on your skin? No wonder that research by the Sucralose Toxicity Information Center showed that years of Sucralose use can lead to serious compromise of the immune system and neurological disorders.
SACCHARINE: Yuck. Despite those famous animal studies, I actually don’t count saccharine as much of a cancer threat to humans. But face it, saccharine tastes like the chemical experiment it is. Enough said.
STEVIA: Yes, it’s natural. Yes, it’s safe. But no, it tastes nothing like sugar. Okay for some, but not in my coffee!
ERYTHRITOL: You’ve probably never heard of it. And here’s the best news: erythritol is natural, virtually calorie-free, tastes like sugar, doesn’t affect blood sugar or insulin levels, reduces dental plaque-and unlike xylitol, has no laxative side-effects. Available as Smart Sweet, it seems to be the best possible choice of a sweetener which doesn’t negatively affect human health.
AMINOSWEET: This is just one more attempt to sell Aspartame by changing its’ name into one that the public doesn’t recognize. Many consumers have found out about the toxic effects of Aspartame on the human body and are trying to avoid all food products that contain it. The name change doesn’t change the fact that manufacturers of this sweet toxin are trying to sell and promote it without regard to human health. I would suggest that all avoid Aspartame, now called AminoSweet, for the obvious reasons of serious illness and diseases that result from ingesting Aspartame.
After receiving some 10,000 consumer complaints, the FDA compiled a list of 92 symptoms linked to aspartame, including death.
Other symptoms include headaches, memory loss, seizures, vision loss, coma, and cancer. It also appears to worsen or mimic the symptoms of such conditions as fibromyalgia, MS, lupus, ADD, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue, and depression.
Why so many? It could be because aspartame attacks your body at the cellular level so it can negate all kinds of medications Americans take, including antidepressants, Coumadin, cardiac drugs, hormones, insulin, vaccines, and many others.
Aspartame is a deadly neurotoxic drug masquerading as a harmless additive.