SUgar, Aspartame or AminoSweet, which one is better for you?
May 18, 2014
Headache, memory loss, seizures, vision loss, coma, cancer, worsened or
mimicked symptoms of diseases and conditions such as fibromyalgia, MS,
lupus, ADD, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue and depression. If any of
these awesome problems appeal to you, then choose Aspartame or AminoSweet
and keep drinking that diet pop and chewing bubble gum!
Thirty years ago the world was introduced to aspartame, a sugar substitute.
Now the company that manufactures the artificial sweetener is changing the
name to AminoSweet. Ajinomoto, the company that makes the artificial
sweetener hopes to buffalo the public so they can keep their yearly profits
of $12 billion by telling them it is a natural product made with two amino
acids. Americans aren’t the only ones ingesting this carcinogen. Aspartame
is a worldwide health risk that was once on the Pentagon’s list of
biochemical agents, but people still consume it…
“Aspartame Being Re-Branded as AminoSweet: The Next Chapter in Aspartame’s
Dangerous History,” The Daily Sheeple, 3/24/14
5 Artificial Sweeteners With Bad Side Effects
www.NaturallySavvy.com | May 16, 2014
Hiding in everything from diet sodas to gum to even infant formulas,
artificial sweeteners have become commonplace in pre-packaged foods. They
rose to popularity in the late ’70s for helping people reduce their risk of Type
2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke due
to increased sugar intake. And when the rumor quickly spread that artificial
sweeteners may even help you
shed some pounds, major food manufacturers started swapping out conventional
sugar for the artificial variety to provide consumers with what they thought
to be the “slimmer” choice.
But a newer article reveals that the opposite may be true. Yes, artificial
sweeteners may be responsible for adding those unwanted extra pounds to your
An article published in Trends
in Endocrinology and Metabolism, cites research papers to suggest that
artificial sweeteners interfere with learned relationships in the brain’s
pleasure center and hormones
that regulate appetite, which may drive you to consume more sugar as a
means of satisfaction. Other evidence showed that artificial sweeteners
messed with the body’s ability to regulate
calories based on eating something sweet. But, weight gain wasn’t the
only conflicting finding to arise from the study—artificial sweeteners may
actually increase your
risk of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well.
While the verdict is still out, it’s smart to limit your intake of
artificial sweeteners (and sugar altogether!). Here are a few artificial
sweeteners to watch out for on the label and their potential health impacts
or side effects.
Saccharin is 300 times sweeter than table sugar, but is often
mixed with other artificial sweeteners due to its metallic aftertaste. For
nearly 20 years, saccharin was suspected to be a human carcinogen by the U.S.
National Toxicology Program, until it was de-listed
in 2000 due to insufficient
evidence. The warning label was subsequently removed and suddenly it was fine
for consumption, though health advocates still question its safety.
N’ Low products and
look for “saccharin” on the label.
Sucralose is a zero-calorie artificial sweetener that is 600 times sweeter than
table sugar. Though it is deemed safe by the FDA, a number of reports claim that
its composition makes it nearly impossible for our bodies to metabolize
side effects include: skin rashes, agitation, dizziness, numbness, diarrhea,
swelling, muscle and stomach pain, headaches, intestinal cramping, and bladder
Avoid: Splenda products
and look for “sucralose” on the label.
3. Acesulfame Potassium
While early studies showed a link between consumption of acesulfame potassium
and cancer in laboratory animals, more scientific study on the artificial
sweetener is needed. Concerns have been attributed to contamination of methylene
chloride, a known human carcinogen.
Avoid: Products such as Sunett, Sweet
One, and Sweet
‘n Safe, and look for “acesulfame potassium,” “acesulfame-k” or “ACE” on
The uncelebrated sweetener in diet sodas, Equal and NutraSweet,
aspartame is one of the most controversial ingredients in pre-packaged foods.
Out of all of the complaints that come into the FDA each year,aspartame
accounts for roughly 75% of them. There are 92
reported side effects, including: birth defects, diabetes, arthritis, severe
PMS, migraines, Alzheimer’s disease, aggression, severe depression, and suicidal
tendencies. Need I say more?
Avoid: Artificial sweetener products such as NutraSweet, Equal, Sugar
Twin, Spoonful and Equal-Measure,
and look for “aspartame” on the label.
The newest artificial sweetener on the block, neotame was originally introduced
by corporate behemeth, Monsanto, before it sold NutraSweet. It’s chemically
similar to aspartame, and like aspartame, it metabolizes into formaldehyde when
consumed. But there is one big difference: neotame contains 3-dimethylbutyl,
which sits on the Environmental
Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of the most hazardous chemicals.
Avoid: Artificial sweetener products such as NutraSweet and Sweetos,
and look for “neotame” or “neohexyl-aspartame” on the label.
NOTE: Artificial sweeteners are on our Scary
Seven list of ingredients. For a list of healthier, natural sweeteners, click
For more information on artificial sweeteners, click
Aspartame Side Effects
There are over 92
different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption.
It seems surreal, but true. How can one chemical create such chaos?
Aspartame dissolves into solution and can therefore travel throughout
the body and deposit within any tissue. The body digests aspartame
unlike saccharin, which does not break down within humans.
The multitude of aspartame side effects are indicative to your genetic
individuality and physical weaknesses. It is important to put two and
two together, nonetheless, and identify which side effects aspartame is
creating within you.
Aspartame Side Effects
The components of aspartame can lead to a number of health problems, as
you have read. Side effects can occur gradually, can be immediate, or
can be acute reactions.
According to Lendon Smith, M.D. there is an enormous population suffering from
side effects associated with aspartame, yet have no idea why drugs, supplements
and herbs don’t relieve their symptoms. Then, there are users who don’t ‘appear’
to suffer immediate reactions at all. Even these individuals are susceptible to
the long-term damage caused by excitatory amino acids, phenylalanine, methanol,
Adverse reactions and side effects of aspartame include:
blindness in one or both eyes
decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, bright flashes,
squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision
pain in one or both eyes
trouble with contact lenses
tinnitus - ringing or buzzing sound
severe intolerance of noise
marked hearing impairment
headaches, migraines and (some severe)
dizziness, unsteadiness, both
confusion, memory loss, both
severe drowsiness and sleepiness
paresthesia or numbness of the limbs
severe slurring of speech
severe hyperactivity and restless legs
atypical facial pain
shortness of breath
recent high blood pressure
diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools
pain when swallowing
Skin and Allergies
itching without a rash
lip and mouth reactions
aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma
Endocrine and Metabolic
loss of control of diabetes
marked thinning or loss of hair
marked weight loss
gradual weight gain
aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
frequency of voiding and burning during urination
excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating
increased susceptibility to infection
Additional Symptoms of Aspartame Toxicity include the most critical symptoms of
irreversible brain damage
birth defects, including mental retardation
aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets
hyperactivity in children
Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
These are not allergies or sensitivities, but diseases and disease syndromes.
Aspartame poisoning is commonly misdiagnosed because aspartame symptoms mock
textbook ‘disease’ symptoms, such as Grave’s Disease.
Aspartame changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, blocking or lowering
the levels of serotonin, tyrosine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline.
Therefore, it is typical that aspartame symptoms cannot be detected in lab tests
and on x-rays. Textbook disorders and diseases may actually be a toxic load as a
result of aspartame poisoning.
Ever gone to the doctor with real, physical symptoms, but he/she can’t find the
cause? Well, it’s probably your diet, your environment, or both.
Aspartame is the common denominator for over 92
different health symptoms at the root of modern disease. The
Aspartame Detoxification Program demonstrates the most effective way to reverse
disease symptoms is removing the underlying cause - aspartame.
I counsel aspartame victims worldwide and have witnessed nine out of 10 clients
restore their health by following the Aspartame Detoxification Program. Begin
with detoxifying your body of all residual chemical toxins from aspartame's
chemical make up of phenylalanine, aspartic acid and methanol and their toxic
by-products, and see if any adverse health symptoms remain. Try the Aspartame
Detoxification Program, and within 30 days your symptoms should disappear.
- Remove all sugar-free products with aspartame from your diet.
- Learn to 'read' your body. Begin recording any health changes.
- Get a hair analysis.
- Be happy with yourself.
- Restore depleted nutrients.
- Exercise and get plenty of rest.
- Eat 75% raw foods at every meal.
- Drink water, water, water.
- Get control of your life.
I designed this Ten Step Program to help protect your health and the health of
those you love from being seduced by the sugar-free diet craze. Wishing you good
What can you do about aspartame side effects?
Set an example by changing your diet.
Tell everyone you know.
Talk to the schools and day care centers. Offer to speak at parent-teachers
Contact your local, state, and Federal government representatives.
If you see someone with a diet drink, ask if they have had any of the
typical aspartame side effects.
Spread the word at your work.
Distribute the Aspartame Consumer Safety Network and Pilot's Hotline
Tell your doctor about the scientific research available proving the
negative side effects of aspartame.
Register a complaint with the FDA, the FAA, the NutraSweet Company about
Return all food products with aspartame, opened or unopened, to your grocer.
Tell him/her the products make you sick. The grocer can return them to the
manufacturer for a store refund. The manufacturer should get the message.
So, will the grocer.
Spread the word on computer networks.
Publish articles in newsletters at your church, place of work, or
Set a personal example for health and wellness.
Click Here To See Aspartame Symptoms Submitted to the FDA.