The way aspartame was discovered is quite interesting. In fact, it was by complete accident when chemist James Schlatter was actually working on an anti ulcer drug when there was a small accident and the recrystallized aspartame spilled over on his hand. Later, Schlatter licked his fingers and realized that aspartame was sweet.
The discovery of aspartame was reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society and it basically talked about how the sweetener was discovered and that it was up to 100-200 times stronger than sugar based on its concentration.
A great deal of evidence has been gathered since its discovery that shows aspartame to be dangerous to people and even toxic. Nevertheless, Searle has effectively marketed the sweetener and made billions of dollars in the process at the expense of many people’s health.
Metabolic acidosis occurs when aspartame reaches more than 86 degrees F. That is because the wood alcohol changes to formaldehyde, which changes to formic acid.
Methanol toxicity is a death sentence, although diseases like multiple sclerosis are not. Multiple sclerosis has become rampant and systemic lupus is becoming more common as well. This is especially the case with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. Most of the time the victims are unaware that aspartame is at fault. The continued use of aspartame can irritate lupus to a point that it becomes a life threatening disease.
Many lupus patients become asymptomatic once they stop drinking diet colas. Those with Multiple Sclerosis see many of their symptoms vanish. Those with fibromyalgia and tinnitus also see great reductions in their symptoms when they stop ingesting aspartame.
People may be experiencing aspartame poisoning if they use aspartame products like Equal, NutraSweet, Spoonful, and the like, and have shooting pains, spasms, cramps, leg numbness, vertigo, dizziness, tinnitus, unexplainable depression, joint pain, anxiety attacks, blurred vision, slurred speech, and other fibromyalgia symptoms.
Unfortunately, modern medicine is not capable of diagnosing people with aspartame poisoning and are rather diagnosing diseases in error. This results in doctors dealing with one disease/one organ giving too many meds that result in even more diseases. It is recommended to avoid searching out doctors to diagnose what is wrong with you when you can simply avoid aspartame altogether.
Diet colas are not actually diet products. Instead, they are products that have been altered chemically, contain aspartame, and too much salt. They actually make you gain weight and crave even more carbohydrates. Unbelievable, these beverages also have formaldehyde, which is stored in fat cells generally in the thighs and hips. Because of this, it should be no shock that many Americans are gaining weight and experiencing higher rates of diabetes and cancer.
Most people are aware that formaldehyde is used to preserve tissue in those that have died. Poisoning by formaldehyde results in symptoms of gastrointestinal and respiratory irritation, as well as irritation of the throat, mouth, and eyes. Other effects include renal damage and affects to the central nervous system that causes convulsions, stupor, vertigo, and even unconsciousness.
Those who are diabetic should be especially cautious with aspartame. Aspartame makes your blood sugar vary uncontrollably and since aspartic acid and phenylalanine are neurotoxin individuals may have severe memory loss. In diabetics, aspartame can cause seizures, panic attacks, brain damage, as well as uncontrollable rage and anger.
Non-diabetics who consume aspartame are likely to experience these same symptoms. Many times, children who have been diagnosed with ADHD or ADD are completely different once aspartame is taken out of their diet. Behavior modification drugs like Ritalin were no longer necessary.
Ritalin, methylphenidate, has been patented for quite a few decades and was first introduced in 1954. This drug is a CNS stimulant and there are many side effects reported from abuse by those who take methylphenidate. These include mood swings, insomnia, psychosis, nervousness, mood changes, reduced appetite and sex drive, stomachaches, hallucinations, diarrhea, and the like.
Under the Convention of Psychotropic Substances, methylphenidate is a Schedule II drug in the US as well as the rest of the world. It is ranked a Schedule II drug because it can be easily abused and is highly addictive.
An article in the Los Angeles Times quoted, “the uproar over Ritalin was triggered almost single-handedly by the Scientology movement.” This is interesting because during the 1980s a Scientology associated anti psychiatry group campaigned against Ritalin. They even lobbied Congress to investigate the drug. Some of the side effects of the drug that are less common include high blood pressure, palpitations, and tachycardia. It was considered that children taking the drug were being poisoned daily. If taken at conception or in early pregnancy it is likely to cause birth defects and/or mental retardation.
Artificial sweeteners should never be given to children as they are at increased risk for neurological disorders. It is not uncommon for children to experience neurological problems or even grand mal seizures.
In 1983, aspartame was approved for use in soft drinks and it had been approved for dry foods two years earlier. The same year, the late Senator Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio wrote the Aspartame Safety Bill. This bill would have required warning labels for at risk groups, especially women, children and babies. Part of the bill that was very important was the part that required the amount of aspartame that could be ingested and the amount the FDA allowed per day. The label would have also required a special label for pregnant women. This bill was killed by lobbying from MNCs working with the American FDA despite warning signs that aspartame was dangerous. The American FDA is no longer capable of doing its job and overseeing the safety of food and drugs in America.
The patent by Monsanto (the aspartame creator) on Aspartame has expired. However, there are thousands of products in the USA that use aspartame and many more that will use it in the future. The New York Times exposed the relationship between Aspartame and its funding of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Conference of the American College of Physicians, and more.
Splenda & Sucralose
Splenda has begun to replace aspartame, but it is not any healthier. In fact, there is a civil suit against Splenda that it advertises itself as a natural product because it is “made from sugar.” This product is not natural and Johnson and Johnson had internal documentation that proved consumers were under the impression that Splendid was indeed natural. Rulings in countries such as New Zealand, France, and Australia have found the advertising practices to be deceptive.
The founder of Mission Possible International, Dr. Betty Martini, has promoted Stevia, a natural herb, for diabetics instead of sugar. She says the controversy over sucralose continues and points out that aspartame was not approved for 16 years until lobbying and Ronald Reagan allowed it to happen. Then, instead of testing Splenda significantly before approving it, the FDA did not and simply approved it with little to no hesitation.
The public should be aware many of the diseases and deaths that occur are partly the cause of ingesting dangerous chemicals like aspartame and the like. People need to wake up and know what they are consuming and its effects on their bodies.