Aspartame sweeteners are made up of chemicals, and the dangers of aspartame has been under investigation for the past 20 years
More than 200 scientific studies have been put forwards to the USA Food and drugs Administration (FDA) questioning it’s safety for human consumption. The subject of its safety remains highly controversial but critics including numerous and highly accredited health professionals believe that its dangers have being downplayed due to a conflict of interest, i.e. a large majority of testers of aspartame are employed in the pharmaceutical trade!
What is Aspartame?
Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is 200 times sweeter than natural sugar. It was first approved for public consumption as a table top sweetener by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1981. Aspartame is made up of three compounds, 50% phenylalanine, 40% aspartic acid and 10% methanol (wood alcohol). During digestion – methanol breaks down into formaldehyde and formic acid.
Why is Aspartame considered dangerous?
Scientific studies show that – when a human digests aspartame, it breaks down above 85° not only into amino acids, but into methanol. The methanol then breaks down into formaldehyde, importantly – formaldehyde has been shown to be carcinogenic as well as toxic. In 1984 – the FDA dismissed that the high levels of aspartame was toxic and carcinogenic – despite a published report in the Medical World News, 1978, that the methanol content of aspartame is in fact one thousand times higher than other FDA controlled foods.
More than 6,000 complaints have been made concerning the effects of aspartame
Despite over 6,000 complaints concerning aspartame including only a handful of some of the more common side affects below, a fair, honest, and reliable report has not yet been conducted or published.
- Severe headaches and nausea
- Blurred vision and blindness
- Memory loss
- Slurred speech
- Mild to severe depression often reaching suicidal levels
- Gastrointestinal disorders anxiety disorders
Scientific studies on animals have shown that aspartame disrupts brain chemicals that not only affect behaviour but can cause far more disturbing illnesses. For instance – during a recent email query to Dr. Betty Martini, Hum – not only a credible doctor but outstanding ‘Aspartame Activist’ – she replied: “Yes, aspartame triggers irritable bowel syndrome and its discussed in Dr. Dean’s book, IBS for Dummies. The phenylalanine in aspartame lowers the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin. When you lower serotonin it does trigger anxiety attacks, suicidal tendencies, bipolar or manic depression, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric and behavioural problems. Also, aspartame damages the mitochondria or powerhouse of the cell and causes drug interaction. Aspartame also interacts with all antidepressant”. Read more about Dr. Betty Martini, Hum, Mission Possible World Health International: http://www.mpwhi.com/main.htm In one of his books – Dr. H. J. Roberts, a diabetic specialist and world expert on aspartame poisoning, says – aspartame can precipitate (bring about) diabetes. Aspartame also simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve and causes diabetics to go into convulsions. It even interacts with insulin.
Aspartame will not help you slim – It will make you FAT
The chemical makeup of aspartame has been shown to increase hunger levels – hence defeat its intended purpose as a ‘diet aid’! Aspartame contains the amino acid ‘phenylalanine, which triggers a surge in insulin release, causing cravings for high-fat carbohydrates and sugary foods.
How can I identify Aspartame?
You will be surprised regarding how many different products it is found in! Not just fizzy diet drinks such as coca-cola but in yoghurts, crisps, cereals, biscuits, cheewing gum, medication, and much more.
Read your food labels
Aspartame is also marketed under the brand names of Nutrasweet, Spoonful, Canderel and Equal. It is sometimes referred to by its original trade name of ‘Nutrasweet’ and it appears on product labels either as ‘aspartame’ or ‘E951’ Also – , foods that contain aspartame may state ‘contains a source of phenylalanine’.
Why should I not believe that Aspartame is safe?
Because the ‘British Government’ does not carry out its own testing of the safety of aspartame and solely relies tests provided by the manufacturer, which as mentioned earlier is subject to a’ conflict of interest’ and therefore unreliable.