You have probably heard of Aspartame, and if you google it, you will find out a lot of information about it, as well as speculations and research findings.
As we are constantly being told that it is not dangerous, we would like to discuss its safety. In the case of the opposite, the doctors, medical experts, and the government would inform us.
Also, we have been told lies about the safety of Aspartame, and the reason about it is obvious – corporate profits.
Aspartame has been developed by the pharmaceutical company G.D. Searle, but it was not approved from the FDA, as the mice and monkeys involved in the research developed tumors, brain lesions, seizures, and even died.
They continued saying that their product is safe, even though they were rejected constantly for 16 years.
With the goal to get the Aspartame finally approved, the FDA asked the Department of Justice to prosecute G.D. Searle for submitting fraudulent test data. An FDA senior toxicologist, named Dr. Adrian Gross, told to the Congress that: “Beyond a shadow of a doubt aspartame triggers brain tumors.”
Moreover, the National Soft Drink Association also objected the Aspartame as unsafe to be included in carbonated beverages and it is very unstable when it is in liquid form, and breaks down into, among other things, formaldehyde.
In 1985, G.D. Searle and Co. has been purchased by Monsanto and the NutraSweet Company, which operated as part of Monsanto until 2000, when it sold it to J.W. Childs Equity Partners.
During this period, the FDA founded 92 symptoms which were linked to the consumption of Aspartame, and some of them were weight gain, deafness, nausea, blindness, dizziness, and even death, but it was still used.
According to the Aspartame Resource Center, at www.aboutaspartame.com, Aspartame is included in more than 6000 products around the world.
Moreover, the center in fact is a public relations and “information” arm of Ajinomoto, one of the biggest producers of Aspartame in the world. The other producer after Ajinomoto is NutraSweet Company.
The site includes some information about the safety of Aspartame, and it also has a section labeled “Meet the doctors,” which also lists their “medical advisory board.”
In this section, the ARC claims and says that: “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.”
According to the resource center of Aspartame, by simply looking at the ingredient list will reveal if the product contains Aspartame or not, as the FDA demands that it is labeled.
But you should also remember and note that, even if it is not mentioned, but the list of ingredients contains “phenylalanine”, the product contains aspartame, as it is its component.
As the Aspartame can be added to products you do not expect it in, such as in vitamins and liquid antibiotics, you should be very careful. It is actually the only way of avoiding the ingestion of this harmful product, as well aspreventthe side-effects from it.