Aspartame Dangers have been highlighted by a vigorous public controversy regarding its safety and the circumstances around its approval. Aspartame poisoning can be concern for many people. A few studies have recommended further investigation into the possible connection between aspartame and diseases such as brain tumors, brain lesions, and lymphoma. These findings, combined with alleged conflicts of interest in the approval process, have engendered vocal activism regarding the possible risks of aspartame.
What is Aspartame
Aspartame (or APM) is the name for an artificial, non-saccharide sweetener, aspartyl-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester; i.e., the methyl ester of the dipeptide of the amino acids aspartic acid and phenylalanine.
This sweetener is marketed under a number of trademark names, including Equal, NutraSweet, Canderel, and is an ingredient of approximately 6,000 consumer foods and beverages sold worldwide. It is commonly used in diet soft drinks, and is often provided as a table condiment. It is also used in some brands of chewable vitamin supplements and common in many sugar-free chewing gums. However, aspartame is not always suitable for baking because it often breaks down when heated and loses much of its sweetness. In the European Union, it is also known under the E number (additive code) E951. Aspartame is also one of the sugar substitutes used by diabetics.
The Truth About Aspartame
You can consume aspartame for awhile without realizing that you are experiencing any side effects.
Thousands of people experience side effects related to aspartame and come to find out that this is the source of their suffering.
Both statements are definitely true. There is no contradiction. But industry funded sites and their defenders deny such statements. Nutrasweet denies that it is possible for anyone to suffer any bad effects from their product, although any aspartame victim who knows he is one can tell you that if he accidentally ingests aspartame, his symptoms return. Their denial of something so obvious shows that they are dishonest and arrogant beyond redemption. Their scorn for victims is unconscionable.
One defender of aspartame on the Internet makes the claim that “It doesn’t take a math degree to realize that with, for example, thirty million regular aspartame users, three thousand reports of adverse reactions means 99.99% of the people using aspartame experience no side effects.” Actually, they have no data on the number of aspartame victims, and the use of the number “99.99%” in the same breath that they are “defending science” and attacking “pseudo-science” is an obvious contradiction. No one has ever conducted a survey to find out how many aspartame victims there are, so no statistics exist.
If you’ve been consuming aspartame without thinking you have any problems as a result, chances are you have symptoms that you simply don’t associate with aspartame use. If, on the other hand, you consume aspartame and have obvious health problems that no doctor has been able to help you with, I strongly recommend you take the “aspartame challenge”: stop consuming all aspartame products for at least a few weeks and see if your symptoms are alleviated. We have found this to be true: that people who give up aspartame find that a lot of the symptoms they had – arthritic pain, vision problems, migraines, for example, go away. Who would not welcome a chance to rid of these symptoms?
What are Symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning
FDA has listed 92 symptoms of aspartame poisoning which are contained within the text of articles, reports, and letters written by doctors who have either treated patients suffering from aspartame poisoning, or wherein the doctor is a recognized expert in the field of aspartame poisoning. Here are common symptoms along with general information on critical material relative to aspartame poisoning.
Neurologic: Aspartame can do harm to our neurologic system, and the most common symptom of aspartame poisoning is headache and dizziness. Besides, it can also cause the following conditions including confusion, memory loss, severe drowsiness and sleepiness and sever speech slurring.
Psychological: Severe depression and anxiety, change of mood and insomnia.
Physical: The aspartame effects can also impact our organ systems. 1) Eye problem – Decrease your eye vision and even cause total loss of vision in one or both eyes. 2) Tinnitus and ear buzzing. 3) Chest pains and chest tightness, also shortness of breath and blood pressure elevation. 4) gastrointestinal disturbances, vomiting and diarrhea, and pain or cramps on the abdomen. 5) Skin rashes and hives, other allergies symptoms on mouth or lip.
Endocrine and Metabolic: Diabetes control is known to occur due to the aspartame side effect. Other symptoms include weight loss and weight gain.
Others: There are other symptoms of aspartame poisoning as the following conditions: Joint pains and swollen joints, Sjogren syndrome/sicca syndrome, severe muscle aches, seizures, rheumatoid arthritis, and Parkinson’s disease.