Aspartame Is A Poison And The FDA Is Lying About Its Safety
Aspartame was discovered in l965 by Searle chemist, Jim Schlatter. While developing a drug he accidentally licked his finger and found that aspartame was sweet.
The ingredients in aspartame are aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methyl alcohol. Methyl alcohol is a chemical that breaks down in high temperatures and turns into formaldehyde and DKP (diketopiperazine), two chemicals known to cause problems in the nervous system. Aspartame’s life is 262 days at 77 degrees Fahrenheit, or 25 degrees Celsius.
Many products today, even those ingested by children, but particularly “diet products” contain aspartame. It is for instance used in diet soda, light yogurt, Flintstone Vitamins, baked goods, puddings, and Winterfresh gum. More than 100 million people in the United States are ingesting aspartame daily in order to avoid the calories of sugar.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Aspartame in l985, claiming that 97 packets of aspartame daily were safe to consume. If that was true though one may wonder why is it that the FDA gets more complaints about aspartame than any other food or drink?
Since its approval, chronic conditions and degenerative diseases have been steadily increasing. Aspartame has been linked to cause headaches, nausea, vision problems, seizures, abdominal pain, anxiety attacks, arthritis, asthma, asthmatic reactions, bloating, edema (fluid retention), blood sugar control problems (hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia), brain cancer (pre-approval studies in animals), breathing difficulties, burning eyes or throat, burning urination, chest pains, chronic cough, chronic fatigue, confusion, death, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, excessive, thirst or hunger, fatigue, feel unreal, flushing of face, hair loss (baldness), or thinning of hair, headaches/migraines, dizziness, hearing loss, heart palpitations, hives (urticaria), hypertension (high blood pressure), impotency and sexual problems, inability to concentrate, infection susceptibility, insomnia, irritability, itching, joint pains, laryngitis, marked personality changes, memory loss, menstrual problems or changes, muscle spasms, nausea or vomiting, numbness or tingling of extremities, other allergic reactions, panic attacks, phobias, poor memory, rapid heart beat, rashes, seizures and convulsions, slurring of speech, swallowing pain, tachycardia, tremors, tinnitus, vertigo, vision loss, weight gain.
Aspartame disease mimics symptoms or worsens the symptoms of fibromyalgia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, lupus, multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), diabetes and diabetic complications, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, birth defects, chronic fatigue syndrome, lymphoma, lyme disease, attention deficit disorder (ADD), panic disorder, depression and other psychological disorders.
The FDA reviewed Searle’s studies of this artificial sweetener in which rats were fed aspartame daily with their meals for one year. Of the 320 rats that were fed aspartame, 12 had developed brain tumors whereas none of the 120 rats had developed brain tumors that were not fed aspartame. Yet they did not withdrew their approval.
Another study done at the University of Wisconsin on rhesus monkeys found that those that were fed aspartame daily developed epileptic seizures. After the completion of the study, the aspartame was discontinued and the monkeys were watched for 60 days. The monkeys had no more seizures.
So, what’s the bottom line?
Aspartame is NOT a safe product. It should not be ingested by anyone, especially not by children and those who already suffer from any sort of health condition.
For many more details, studies, a copy of the original FDA document that lists symptoms caused by aspartame please refer to www.doorway.com
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