The Next Chapter in Aspartame’s Dangerous History, from LivingTraditionally.com. It’s important to know that toxic aspartame may be disguised as a new name in your favorite foods – Aminosweet. Healthy solution: Use zero-glycemic natural sweeteners instead.
Aspartame was accidentally found by a chemist, James Schlatter. Initially, it was created and sold as an anti-ulcer drug. Upon mixing aspartic acid and phenylalanine, two naturally-occurring amino acids, he discovered that the new compound had a sweet taste. The company merely changed its FDA approval application from drug to food additive and, voila, aspartame was born. Health Freedom Alliance notes G.D. Searle & Company presented its first petition to the FDA in 1973 and fought for years to gain FDA approval, submitting its own inadequate and deceptive safety studies.
“Despite numerous objections, including one from its own scientists, the company was able to convince the FDA to approve aspartame for commercial use in a few products in 1974, igniting a blaze of controversy.”
The artificial sweetener aspartame gained FDA approval in 1981, and was perhaps the most hotly contested FDA approval in history, for good reason. The toxic additive has been silently destroying people’s health ever since. Aspartame is primarily used in soft drinks and commercially prepared foods. It is almost weightless, so it may or may not be listed as an ingredient.
AminoSweet and Aspartame are one of the same. Some health advocates are saying the name was changed to trick the public. Aspartame consists of three separate chemicals. Aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol. Some advocates such as Phyllis Balch, author of Prescription for Nutritional Healing, put aspartame in the “chemical poison” category.
Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA.Aside from cancers and tumors, top researchers have linked aspartame with the following symptoms and diseases:
- Memory loss
- Vision Loss
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Chrnoic Fatigue
Changing Aspartame’s name to something that is “appealing and memorable”, in Ajinomoto’s own words, may hoodwink some people, but hopefully most will reject this clever marketing tactic as nothing more than a desperate attempt to preserve the company’s multi-billion dollar cash cow. Do not be deceived.
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