Aspartame is Poison and Extremely Acid Forming
Aspartame is a sweetener made from amino acids that can change levels of chemicals in the brain that affect your behavior. Scientific testing to establish aspartame's safety prior to FDA approval resulted in:
- menstrual irregularities
- general swelling
- brain tumors and grand mal seizures in rat studies
When exposed to heat, aspartame breaks down into toxic methyl alcohol. This may occur even at temperatures reached by diet sodas during regular storage.
Aspartame can be found on the ingredients list in the following products:
Soft drinks, over-the-counter drugs & prescription drugs (very common and listed under "inactive ingredients"), vitamin & herb supplements, yogurt, candy, breath mints, cereals, sugar-free chewing gum, cocoa mixes, coffee beverages, instant breakfasts, gelatin desserts, frozen desserts, juice beverages, laxatives, milk drinks, shake mixes, tabletop sweeteners, tea beverages, instant teas and coffees, topping mixes, wine coolers, etc.
Please check labels carefully. Many people make the mistake of not checking labels carefully and continue to poison themselves. In addition, many people do not realize that their children may be given aspartame or other artificial sweetener-containing foods or drugs at school, without their knowledge. Talk to the school staff to assure that this does not happen. In some countries such as Australia, the word "aspartame" may not appear on the label, but the phrase "Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine" appears instead.
Many people find it much easier to avoid toxic sweeteners by shopping at the local, large health food store when possible. Many health food stores have banned artificial sweeteners (especially aspartame) for obvious reasons. But it is still important to check labels as some health food stores are unknowingly selling aspartame, acesulfame-k, and sucralose! Take the 60 day aspartame test. Give up all aspartame for 60 days and note the improvements in your health.