Aspartame Is NOT A Safe Sweetener

Methanol is One of the Toxic Chemicals in Aspartame

This artificial sweetener is found in Equal™ and NutraSweet™, diet sodas and other low-cal foods. Aspartame has been found to cause brain tumors in rats as far back as the 1970's. However a more recent study in 2005, found that even small doses increase the incidence of lymphomas and leukemia in rats, along with brain tumors.

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Aspartame is made of 3 components: 50% phenylalanine, 40% aspartic acid and 10% methanol (wood alcohol). In the body methanol breaks down into formaldehyde (embalming fluid) and formic acid.

Aspartame contain a full 10% methanol. Methanol is what wood alcohol contains and I have seen alcoholics die from drinking wood alcohol. Methanol is absorbed faster when heated to 86 degrees or greater before being ingested. That is barely warm!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends less than eight milligrams per day of Methanol. A typical liter of an Aspartame diet soda contains approximately 55 milligrams. Complications of Methanol poisoning include blindness, brain swelling, pancreatitis, numbness, shooting pains, cardiac changes, and death. According to the Aspartame Consumer Safety Network, when ingested, Methanol breaks down into Formaldehyde, "known to cause cancer, accumulating slowly without detection in the body".

Formaldehyde is accumulative in the body; therefore if you routinely ingest foods and/or drinks with Aspartame you are doing the undertaker's job early and pickling your brain. Formaldehyde is a neurotoxin (brain poison) that will drown your brain when the accumulative process builds up, creating all types of brain diseases!

Formaldehyde is dangerous in that it:

  • is a neurotoxin
  • is a known carcinogen
  • causes retinal damage
  • interferes with DNA replication
  • causes birth defects

What is Formic Acid?

Formic Acid is used to remove epoxy and urethane coatings, which is definitely not a health food! It, too, is a cumulative toxin. It inhibits oxygen metabolism. Oxygen metabolism is extremely necessary for a healthy brain to make correct decisions and keep your heart beating. Imagine what is happening to your tissues and veins as Formic Acid collects in them as well: Peeling away healthy tissue and depositing toxic poisons!

Formic acid is the active ingredient in red ant stings. These poisons may be cumulative over a long period of time and symptoms may not show up for years.

Some chronic effects have been documented. Some animal experiments have demonstrated Formic Acid to be a mutagen, and chronic exposure may cause liver or kidney damage. Another possibility with chronic exposure to Formic Acid is the development of a skin allergy that manifests upon re-exposure to the chemical.

Phenylalanine and Aspartic Acid

The other 90% of the chemical makeup of Aspartame is Phenylalanine and Aspartic Acid. When taken into the body without food, Phenylalanine and Aspartic Acid are totally neurotoxic! Diet drinks containing Aspartame are more often taken into the body devoid of foods thereby making the body toxic and increases damage to the total body.

Reported Afflictions Relating To Aspartame

As early as February 1994 a Department of Health and Human Services Report stated 92 afflictions relating to Aspartame which include:

  • 4 types of seizures
  • Anxiety
  • Blindness
  • Burning tongue
  • Chest Pain
  • Comas
  • Cramps
  • Deafness
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Joint Pain
  • Loss of diabetic control
  • Loss of taste
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea
  • Numbness
  • Palpitations
  • Panic
  • Rashes
  • Slurred speech
  • Spasms
  • Tinnitus
  • Weakness
  • Weight Gain

Yet, NOTHING Has Been Done To Remove This From Our Food Supply!

Here are some of the chronic illnesses that have been attributed to Aspartame.

Brain Tumors, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia, Infant death, Lupus, Graves Lymphoma, Retardation, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Epilepsy, Epstein Barr Syndrome, Miscarriages, Breast tumors, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Infertility, Psychosis, Tremors, and Lou Gehrig's Disease.

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