Aspartame Side Effects



Summary: Aspartame side effects range from bowel problems to headaches to neurological complaints. It may also be responsible for many unexplained symptoms that your doctor has no ability to connect to a diagnosis. Aspartame poisoning may also be involved in Parkinson's, ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and Multiple Sclerosis. Simply STOP the product for two months to see if there is any change to your health.

Aspartame Side Effects

Aspartame side effects are real. Despite studies that claim it is safe...let's get real here...we can find studies that suggest that Vitamin C or Vitamin E are not helpful for certain health concerns.

Aspartame side effects are mostly neurological, but can affect any part of the body. Why?

Aspartame poisoning results because aspartame is made from three known poisons, phenylalanine, L-Aspartic Acid and methanol. Poisons you ask? Isn't there phenylalanine and L-Aspartic Acid in all proteins that we eat everyday? Yes, but hang on. Isn't there methanol in common foods like apples? Yep, but hang on.

All proteins we eat contain amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Each type of protein contains a combination of potentially 20 some amino acids. So, each of us  eats phenylalanine and L-Aspartic Acid everyday in the protein portion of our foods. But in combination, each amino acid competes with the others for receptors on cells and everything works fine.

Isolated amino acids such as phenylalanine and L-Aspartic Acid in aspartame...without the other amino acids to compete with...can overwhelm the cells and cause changes that effect your health. Using any medical search engine reveals many studies about the toxicity of isolated amino acids.

Methanol is found in many common foods, but always in the presence of ethanol. Nature is quite smart as the ethanol combines with the methanol in the body to prevent any negative side effects from the methanol. The ethanol cancels out the methanol. The same medical search engines show plenty of data about the toxicity of methanol all by itself.

Bottom line....phenylalanine and L-Aspartic Acid and methanol are safe when found in nature, but potentially toxic when used in isolation.

The there's the problem of methanol turning into formaldehyde and then into formic acid. Really bad idea to have that in your body.

You may ask why doesn't everybody have symptoms or health issues since so many of us use this product. Simple. We each have different genetic strengths and weaknesses as well as we are all biochemically different from each other. That explains why not every woman with the breast cancer gene gets breast cancer or why not everyone with a family history of Crohn's Disease gets Crohn's Disease.

So, aspartame affects each one of us differently, for different reasons and with different symptoms.

One thing you can count on with regard to the use of ANY artificial sweetener: If man has created, processed or altered any naturally occurring substance, the body will more than likely not understand it and symptoms may occur.

Please just stop the foods and drinks that contain them to see what happens. If you have no negative side effects from aspartame poisoning (unlikely)...nothing lost but a couple months without your favorite products. If right...and you do nothing...your health may suffer forever.


Side Effects of Aspartame from the FDA's list:

  • 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
  • can't think straight
  • 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
  • "like thinking in a fog"
  • Marked Personality Changes
  • Memory loss
  • Menstrual Problems or Changes
  • Migraines and Severe Headaches (Trigger or Cause From Chronic Intake)
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Numbness or Tingling of Extremities
  • Other Allergic-Like 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 Poisoning Mimics Symptoms or Worsens the Following Diseases:

  • 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






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