Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used as a substitute to sugar. It is one of the most used artificial sweeteners on the market today and there are many studies, showing that it can be harmful to our health.
The highly controversial Aspartame has been regarded by some as one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply – while “official” sources continue to maintain its safety and continue not to mention the “negative” studies.
Aspartame has in fact been linked to seizures and a host of other major health issues including fatal cardiovascular events in women. Recent studies have shown that not only does artificial sweetener intake have an association with cancer and diabetes, it also increases the risk for heart,kidney, and brain damage.
The FDA’s own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress that without a shadow of a doubt, aspartame can cause brain tumors and brain cancer and that it violated the Delaney Amendment. Aside from cancers and tumors, top researchers have linked aspartame with the following symptoms and diseases:
- Memory loss
- Vision Loss
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Chrnoic Fatigue
But these are not the only studies: In 1967, Dr. Harold Waisman, a biochemist at the University of Wisconsin, conducted aspartame safety tests on infant monkeys on behalf of the Searle Company. Of the seven monkeys that were being fed aspartame mixed with milk, one dies and five others have grand mal seizures.
A toxin by any other name… the dangers of Aspartame have been known for quite some time now. It is an artificial sweetener with a spectacularly bad track record but is still found in many of the foods we consume daily including “diet” beverages, chewing gum, breakfast cereals, and even preserves.
Not only that, but aspartame is also chemically addictive to the body, even though it damages it profoundly – just like other drugs. This is why food makers want to put it in their products – so you will buy more of them.
It’s important to know what you are eating – and important to understand the way marketing works: In a move to cover up it’s bad reputation, aspartame may be disguised as a new name in your favorite foods – AminoSweet.
Aspartame, or Amino Sweet – its all the same toxic substance. Watch out for it on food labels. Eat honey, apple sauce, raw, non-GMO sugar, and other REAL food sweeteners instead. You deserve to live a sweet life without being a sucker.
Used as a sugar substitute and often marketed under the brand names Nutrasweet or Equal, aspartame is regarded as an excitotoxin. It’s use has been mired in controversy since the 1980s when the CEO of Searle, Donald Rumsfeld, pushed for its approval. Now, its name is being changed with FDA approval, will millions more be tricked into purchasing and consuming this toxin once again?
Aspartame, even renamed Amino Sweet, is made (astonishingly) using genetically modified bacteria in the USA. In the European Union, it is codified as food additive E951.
Note: because its breakdown products include phenylalanine, aspartame must be avoided by people with the genetic condition phenylketonuria (PKU).
“. . .one in 15,000 people in the world has a genetic disorder called Phenylketonuria. Their body can’t metabolize synthesizde phenylalanine. As it builds up in the body, it causes all sorts of bad things to happen, such as mental retardation, seizures, and other brain damage. People suffering from Phenylketonuria (or PKU) are called phenylketonurics. They need to constantly monitor their protein intake. They are also warned about consumption of products containing aspartame – hence the warning on labels – ‘Phenylketonurics – contains phenylalanine.”
Suez, J., et. al. (2014). Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbia. http://www.readcube.com/articles/10.1038/nature13793
UI Health Marketing and Communications. UI study finds diet drinks associated with heart trouble for older women. http://now.uiowa.edu/2014/03/ui-study-finds-diet-drinks-associated-heart-trouble-older-women