The most common products that contain aspartame are Diet sodas, Yogurts, Chewing gum, Cooking sauces, Crisps tabletop sweeteners, Drink powders, Flavored water, Sugar-free products and Cereals!SOURCE
Reported by The Independent a UK news outlet stated that “A Monsanto spokeswoman confirmed that aspartame for the US market is made using genetic engineering….chemical companies are using genetically engineered bacteria in their manufacturing process without telling the public….Aspartame is made by combining phenylalanine, which is naturally produced by bacteria, with another amino acid. Monsanto has genetically engineered the bacteria to make them produce more phenylalanine. ”SOURCE
Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. These reactions can be very serious, including seizures and death. A few of the 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include:
|Muscle spasms||Weight gain||Rashes||Depression||Fatigue|
|Irritability||Tachycardia||Insomnia||Vision problems||Hearing loss|
|Heart palpitations||Breathing difficulties||Anxiety attacks||Slurred speech||Loss of taste|
|Tinnitus||Vertigo||Memory loss||Joint pain|
The following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of aspartame:
|Brain tumors||Multiple sclerosis||Epilepsy||Chronic fatigue syndrome||Parkinson’s disease|
|Alzheimer’s||Mental retardation||Lymphoma||Birth defects||Fibromyalgia|
Aspartic acid from aspartame has the same deleterious effects on the body as glutamic acid.
The exact mechanism of acute reactions to excess free glutamate and aspartate is currently being debated. As reported to the FDA, those reactions include:
|Headaches/migraines||Fatigue (blocks sufficient glucose entry into brain)||Anxiety attacks|
|Abdominal pains||Vision problems||Asthma/chest tightness|
So if you drink lots of diet pop, eat lots of cereal or ingest any excessive amount of products listed above that have aspartame in it and are experiencing these symptoms it could indeed be associated to aspartame. Try stopping the ingestion of those products to see if it will make a difference in your life.
Below is breaking down in simpler terms on the process of making aspartame courtesy of NaturalNews.com
This scientific jargon obfuscates (perhaps deliberately) a truly disturbing process:
1.) ‘Cloned microorganisms’ (which the patent later reveals to be genetically modified E. coli) are cultivated in tanks whose environments are tailored to help them thrive.
2.) The well-fed E. coli cultures defecate the proteins that contain the aspartic acid-phenylalanine amino acid segment needed to make aspartame.
3.) The proteins containing the Asp-Phe segments are ‘harvested’ (i.e. lab assistants collect the bacteria’s feces).
4.) The feces are then treated. This includes a process of methylation (adding an excess of the toxic alcohol, methanol, to the protected dipeptide).Continue Reading… (NaturalNews.com)
Aspartame has a lot of unhealthy side effects and is made from bacteria’s feces. Do I really need to say more?