Aspartame is a very commonly used food additive, mostly found in “carbonated” beverages, candies and chewing gums. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is sold under the brands NutraSweet, Spoonful and Equal. It was accidentally discovered by a chemist named James Schlatter in 1965 while testing an anti-ulcer drug. There are 90 different reported documented symptoms that are said to be caused by aspartame. Some of these symptoms includes: diabetes, memory loss, joint pain, vision problems, insomnia, breathing difficulties, birth defects, loss of taste, headaches, heart problems, anxiety and depression.
Some of the deadly ingredients in aspartame includes: Aspartic Acid, Methanol (wood alcohol/poison), Aspartate, and Diketopiperazine (DKP).
Aspartame is very destructive to the nervous system as it plays a major role in disrupting the transmission of information by neurons, impairing communication skills. The effect that aspartame has on blood sugar also makes it a vicious enemy for people with diabetes.
Before having your next snack or beverage, make sure to check the ingredients for aspartame. This can help to prevent potential health issues that may arrive as a result of its consumption.