Up to now you must have heard about Aspartame, and there is plenty of controversial information regarding this chemical. In this article, we shall try to reveal the truth about the safety of aspartame. We are all the time being told that it is not harmful, but all this is a big lie with an obvious reason, more corporate profit.
The pharmaceutical company G.D. Searle was the first to develop aspartame, but it was not approved by the FDA, as the subjected mice and monkeys developed tumors, seizures, brain lesions, and some of them died.
However, they continued to present it as safe compound although were being rejected for 16 years.
Finally, FDA finally asked the Department of Justice to prosecute G.D. Searle for submitting fraudulent test data with the final aim to get Aspartame approved. Dr. Adrian Gross, an FDA senior toxicologist, told Congress that “Beyond a shadow of a doubt aspartame triggers brain tumors.”
The National Soft Drink Association stated that Aspartame is not safe and it shouldn’t be included in carbonated drink thus being very unstable in liquid form and breaks down into, among other things, formaldehyde.
The pharmaceutical company G.D. Searle was purchased by Monsanto and the NutraSweet Company in 1985, and operated as part of Monsanto until 2000, when Monsanto sold it to J.W. Childs Equity Partners.
Meanwhile, FDA has discovered 92 symptoms related to the consumption of aspartame, including nausea, blindness, dizziness, weight gain, deafness, and even death. Even though these symptoms are horrible, it is used in many products. As a matter of fact, it is included in over 6,000 products all around the world, according to the Aspartame Resource Center, at www.aboutaspartame.com.
Ajinomoto is one of the biggest producers of aspartame in the world; the second one that follows is NutraSweet Company. Ajinomoto as well as produces another well-known additive, monosodium glutamate (MSG).
This web-site reveals information on the safety of aspartame with a section labeled “Meet the doctors,” which lists their “medical advisory board.”
Here it is what ARC states in this section:
“The Aspartame Information Center Expert Medical Advisory Board was created to help guide the Center’s communications to health professionals and the public about aspartame benefits, safety, and role in a healthy diet.
The board members provide counsel on current medical and nutrition science, as well as insight on tools that help address the needs of health professionals in their work. Their backgrounds span critical areas of medicine and science, and each has unique experience in health and nutrition.”
ARC recommends that we should just look at the ingredient list which will show us if the product contains aspartame because FDA demands to be labeled.
Yet, there is compound called “phenylalanine” which is commonly introduced on the ingredient list and this product for sure contains aspartame, as it is its component.
NOTE: You need to pay extra attention to every ingredient list as aspartame can show in products in which you do not expect it like vitamins or liquid antibiotics. This is the only way to avoid the ingestion of this compound as it is extremely harmful with many adverse effects.