The artificial sweetener aspartame has been stopped twice by the FDA and there are a number of studies that clearly clearly outline the dangers associated with it.
We need to ask ourselves why and how is this product, which is found in over 6000 products worldwide, still legal today?
Watch this very informative video about aspartame, and the real truth behind this toxic sweetener.
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I am sure you have all heard of aspartame, a chemical discovered by accident in 1965, and now used in almost every food on the market. It just so happens that it is also one of the most dangerous food additives today!
Aspartame has had a long history of legal battles, being stopped by the FDA multiple times. In fact, when re-approved, there was plenty of controversy and corruption accusations surrounding the chemical.
A brief history:
Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974, but objections filed by neuroscience researcher Dr. John W. Olney and Consumer attorney James Turner in August 1974, as well as investigations of G.D. Searle’s research practices caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put approval of aspartame on hold (December 5, 1974). In 1985, Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle and made Searle Pharmaceuticals and The NutraSweet Company separate subsidiaries.
Why it Is so dangerous:
Aspartame was once used by the Pentagon as a biochemical warfare agent. Making the fact that it is a integral part of the modern diet. Hidden under such names as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It is found in more than 6,000 foods; this means that you and your family are probably among the two-thirds of the population who regularly ingest this artificial sweetener.
It contains no calories making it a favorite among dieters and “health” conscious individuals everywhere, under the guise that it is safe. But, I am here to tell you that it is far from safe! It accounts for 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives recorded by the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious including Headache/Migraine, dizziness, seizures, nausea numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, anxiety, slurred speech, loss of taste, and memory loss among many others.
Aspartame contains several major components: methanol, phenylalanine, and aspartic acid. All of which have been individually shown to possibly stimulate brain solar cells to death. They disturb the hormonal balance in the brain. They even act as nerve poison. Aspartame has been known to cause birth defects to help you to imagine small, developing children. They are particularly subject to its ill side effects.
Aspartame is falsely advertised as a health product, but it is far from it. “it causes unstable blood sugar levels that increase the appetite and cravings for sweets/sugar.”
While aspartame may be considered safe by the FDA, 85% of all complaints registered by the FDA are for adverse reactions to aspartame, this includes five reported deaths. When you take a closer look, you will see the real hidden dangers of the artificial sweetener.
This article was originally published in 2014 and is frequently updated