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The Unknown Dangers Of Aspartame

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The Unknown Dangers Of Aspartame
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By Ed Cabil,

There is a growing controversy over the effects of aspartame on the human body:

 
Critics of aspartame claims that numerous health risks (such as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus, methanol toxicity, blindness, spasms, shooting pains, seizures, headaches, depression, anxiety, memory loss, birth defects and death) are associated with the consumption of aspartame in normal doses. These health risk claims have been examined and debunked by numerous scientific research projects, and are also generally dismissed by governments and major health and food safety organizations.

Below are facts that cannot be refuted:
   • Aspartame (NutraSweet) breaks down into methanol (wood alcohol).
   • Methanol quickly converts to formaldehyde in the body.
   • Formaldehyde causes gradual and eventually severe damage to the neurological system, immune system and causes
      permanent genetic damage at extremely low doses.
   • The most recent independent research in Europe demonstrates that ingestion of small amounts of aspartame leads to the
      accumulation of significant levels of formaldehyde (bound to protein) in organs (liver, kidneys, brain) and tissues.
   • Excitotoxic amino acids such as the one which is immediately released from aspartame likely increases the damage caused
     by the formaldehyde.

Reduced Calorie Products Have Aspartame-Sweeteners:
- Breath Mints
- Carbonated Soft Drinks 
- Cereals
- Chewing Gum
- Coffee
- Flavored Water Products
- Ice Cream -Fruit Spreads
- Gelatin, Sugar Free
- Hard Candies
- No Sugar Free
- Iced Tea,
- Instant Cocoa Mix
- Jams & Jellies
- Juice Blends
- Juice Drinks
- Sugar Free Cookies
- Sugar Free Ketchup
-Table Top Sweeteners