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PostSubject: Aspartame - A Quick Summary Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:41 am

Aspartame, a known Neurotoxin, yet approved by the FDA and added in so many commonly consumed foods and beverages. It's found mainly in almost any diet soda, almost every single type of chewing gum, and also in a lot of sports drinks. But let me tell you the scary part, you know how when you go to a coffee shop and your at the little stand there, and you usually have 3 choices for sweeteners, well you know those blue packets, Equal, that is Aspartame!

You will see a lot of people who say, How come it isn't banned then if its so obviously harmful? Well if you look, recently many country's have actually started to ban Aspartame now that they have become aware of its effects on the body. If you look back into the history and approval of Aspartame, you will see a lot of fishy things that went on during the FDA testing of Aspartame, a definite conflict of interest which I will touch on a little later on. But, lets keep this simple...you don't even have to look into the research and studies done on Aspartame to realize what it is and what it does to you.

Lets just look at the simple breakdown of what Aspartame is, and how it works:

Aspartame, or L-Aspartyl-L-Phenylalanine Methyl Ester, is made up of two different amino acids. One of them is Aspartic Acid, and the other is Phenylalanine, and these two amino acids are bound together with Methanol. When Aspartame is ingested it breaks down into Formaldehyde, Formic Acid, and DKP (Diketopiperazine). Lets looks at these 3, Formaldehyde is used for embalming and is known to cause cancer, Formic Acid which is a venom that can be found in some insect stings, and DKP which has been directly linked to the cause of brain tumors. You can argue that these substances, Aspartic Acid, Phenylaline, and Methanol, are found naturally in a lot of foods and are not harmful. But then you have to realize how Aspartame is chemically bound differently then that found naturally. Usually these are bound up with different amino acids and do not break apart and remain harmless to the body. But we do not see this with Aspartame. In Aspartame these compounds are not bound together like this and when they enter into the body they are readily and freely available for absorption. Phenylanline is a known Neurotoxin. When consumed it is instantly absorbed into the blood stream and is directly sent to the brain, causing an over stimulation of the brain cells, and what you are left with is basically holes in the brain.

Symptoms of exposure to Aspartame:

Most common symptoms are headaches, dizziness, poor balance, vomiting/nausea, abdominal pain or cramps, change in vision, diarrhea, memory loss, fatigue, and other neurological symptoms (since it is a Neurotoxin).

The 50% Phenlylanine level that Aspartame contains lowers the body's seizure threshold and depletes the Serotonin levels. Aspartame is a multi-potential carcinogen. Even the FDA has admitted to these symptoms as well as others.

Some people will say that Aspartame is needed because it is a sweetener that diabetics can take without worry, but the truth is quite the opposite. Aspartame actually interferes with the body's Insulin, destroys the optic nerve, and can actually cause diabetics to go into convulsions. It also reacts with a lot of many drugs including antidepressants.

On top of all this, Aspartame directly effects the Dopamine levels of the brain, creating an addiction to the substance. It is this addiction that gives people the craving to drink a nice soda or chew a piece of gum.

Let me just bring up one more thing before I'm done talking about this poison, for now at least.

Let us take a look at how Aspartame actually got approved by the FDA to start with. Well, in fact the FDA denied and refused its approval for over 8 years after getting the results back from studies done on lab animals. The research came back with the animals producing brain tumors and being prone to go into seizures. It was later in 1981 when the CEO of Searle, the manufacture of Aspartame, was able to use political influence and bribery to get it passed. It was newly appointed FDA commissioner Arthur Hull Hayes that aided in getting this approved, who not-so-surprisingly was later appointed as a consultant for Searle and also Monsanto. Receiving a very generous salary from both Wink How convenient.



Just remember one thing, the second you plop that piece of gum in your mouth and drink that cold soda, every bit of Phenylaline is instantly absorbed and is rushing straight towards your brain.


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PostSubject: Re: Aspartame - A Quick Summary Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:13 pm

omg i had no idea...

Makes me wonder what all exactly has it. Going to have to start checking labels...this is scary
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