What is aspartame?
Aspartam e is m ade of three com pounds:
Phenylalanine. This lowers the seizure threshold in some individuals,
and can cause seizures and brain tumours, according to the head of
Brain Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Aspartic Acid. Causes lesions in the brains of lab animals as well as
changes their DNA. This means future generations can be affected; in
animal lab tests health problems skipped a generation and went on to
the third, producing obese and sexually dysfunctional lab animals.
Methanol. Causes depression. In fluid form, Methanol (wood alcohol)
breaks down into formic acid (used in industry to strip epoxy and
urethane coatings) and formaldehyde (used for embalming corpses).
An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assessment of methanol
states that methanol "is considered a cumulative poison due to the low
rate of excretion once it is absorbed."
Affects of aspartame
Aspartame consumption has been connected with many symptoms including
headaches, joint pain, memory loss, numbness, tinnitus, hearing loss, vision
problems, weight gain, rashes, seizures, fatigue, muscle spasms, dizziness,
asthma and chest tightness.
Betty Martini - a tireless campaigner against the use of aspartame - says that
many people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis have lost all symptoms once
they stopped using aspartame.