What’s wrong with it again?
Here is the information that the big corporations who use it don’t want you to find.
After you ingest aspartame, it gets broken down into methanol, phenylalanine and aspartic acid. Methanol gets further broken down into formaldehyde. What do these molecules do inside your body? Let me tell you.
Methanol is a suspected developmental toxin and may cause birth defects of the central nervous system when ingested by pregnant mothers.
Methanol is able to cross the blood brain barrier, which is a filter we have that keeps most toxins out of the brain. Once it is inside, it converts into formaldehyde. I will never forget the smell of formaldehyde from my weeklong cadaver lab. And it’s the same substance. :s
Formaldehyde interferes with the structure and function of nerve cells. It can also trigger our immune system to start attacking our own tissue. It is a known carcinogen and may be implicated in multiple sclerosis and autism.
The other two substances, phenylalanine and aspartic acid are also neurotoxic.
Aspartame may be linked to ADHD, ADD, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, and seizures, to name a few.
But don’t take my word for it. Read this report from a clinical journal that states the following:
“…aspartame ingestion might be involved in the pathogenesis of certain mental disorders and also in compromised learning and emotional functioning.”
Eur J Clin Nutr. 2008 Apr;62(4):451-62. Epub 2007 Aug 8
Or this one that states, “The study showed morphological alterations consistent with neuronal injury and biochemical changes of oxidative stress. These data therefore supports the need for caution in the indiscriminate use of aspartame as a non-nutritive sweetener.”
J Chem Neuroanat. 2016 Dec;78:42-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2016.08.006. Epub 2016 Aug 24.
Or this one that says that “aspartame and its metabolites, whether consumed in quantities significantly higher than the recommended safe dosage or within recommended safe levels, may disrupt the oxidant/antioxidant balance, induce oxidative stress, and damage cell membrane integrity, potentially affecting a variety of cells and tissues and causing a deregulation of cellular function, ultimately leading to systemic inflammation.”
Nutr Rev. 2017 Sep 1;75(9):718-730. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nux035.
Get out of the mindset of, “well it hasn’t killed me yet, I’ve had it already and I seem to be doing fine”. These are not fun disorders or issues to deal with. You have a choice in your future health.
Choose well, live well, and smile everyday.
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