November 12, 2017
Aspartame has been popular since its invention 30 years ago, but is it all it's made out to be?
Aspartame is a sweetener that provides the sweet taste without the calories, it became a popular choice because of its use in the weight loss industry, but the irony is that because of its toxic effects it can actually make you fat.
It is a combination of the amino acids aspartic acid and phenylalanine, as the methyl ester. The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) state that using large quantities is no different to consuming other food. Individuals with the rare genetic condition called phenylketonuria (PKU) cannot properly metabolise phenylalanine, which is the protein component of aspartame, therefore are best to avoid this.
Other studies have shown that when the temperature reaches and exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in aspartame converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which causes metabolic acidosis (formic acid is the poison in the sting of fire ants). The methanol toxicity mimics multiple sclerosis therefore there can be a false diagnosis, and reversal of the condition can occur with depletion of the methanol forming products. This methanol toxicity has been found when the victim drinks a lot of Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi, usually three to four 12 oz cans of them a day.
Systemic lupus can be triggered by aspartame. Without that knowledge the victim continues to use it, aggravating the lupus to such a degree, that sometimes it becomes life threatening. When we get people off the aspartame, those with systemic lupus usually become asymptotic; this also applies to cases of tinnitus.
The Atkins Diet Centre has done research that indicates sweeteners that contain aspartame (such as NutraSweet and Equal) stimulate insulin production (leading to unstable blood sugar, irritability and carbohydrate cravings). Sweeteners that use sucralose (marketed as Splenda) and saccharin (such as Sweet’nLow) have not been shown to stimulate insulin production. If you are using aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc.) and you suffer from spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you might have aspartame toxicity. One of the side effects is nerve damage of neuropathy.
Even though artificial sweeteners don’t have any calories, they can make you fatter than real sugar suggests a recent study. An article published by Purdue University psychologists in Behavioural Neuroscience, found rats given the saccharin-sweetened yogurt ate more and gained more weight than other rats given regularly sugared yogurt. The problem seems to be that of a metabolic regulation. The findings could hint at why diet sodas have been tied to metabolic disorders.
My advice is to stop using all artificial sweetened products and get chromium to stop your sugar cravings. Get your chromium supplement here.
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