Aspartame is a chemical artificial sweetener used to replace sugar and is approximately 200 times sweeter. It is in over 6000 foods and products to date and accounts for more than 75% of all adverse reactions reported to the FDA's Adverse Reaction Monitoring System (ARMS). It took the FDA eight years to approve aspartame due to studies showing it caused seizures and brain tumors in animals.
When digested, aspartame breaks down into three components (aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol). These and their dangerous byproducts are then absorbed and can disrupt the immune system and hormonal system. For instance, methanol also known as wood alcohol is a deadly poison. Methanol breaks down into formic acid and formaldehyde in the body. Formaldehyde is a deadly neurotoxin.
Many people ingest over 32 times the EPA limit of 7.8 mg/day of Methanol if they drink diet pops and eat sugar free foods regularly as many "dieters" do.
How do I know the symptoms of Aspartame poisoning?
- Have you had any symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis, lupus, alzheimers, parkinsons?
- Do you get multiple and/or headaches? nausea? insomnia? blurred vision or other eye problems? memory loss? depression? personality changes? anxiety attacks?
- Is it brain or neurotransmitter problem or is it Aspartame (or MSG) wreaking havoc on your body?
Maybe you have none of these symptoms, and yet keep in mind you may still be receiving harm from apartame - it is a slow and silent deteriorator and causes long term damage - some reversible and some irreversible. The sooner you stop poisoning yourself the better!
Try this! Go off ALL aspartame for a couple months and see what happens? See if you still have any mental or visual or physical issues (maybe you didn't notice you had these issues until you see how good you can really feel) and then you decide if you still are going to choose to reach for that diet coke...
I hear some people saying, yes but what about avoiding all those calories, I was going to lose weight. Well, many studies show that apartame may actually STIMULATE cravings and appetite. It also stops the production of serotonin (that feel good hormone) and so your body never feels fulfilled.