Aspartame is the most controversial food additive in history, and its approval for use in food was one of the most hotly contested in FDA history. The artificial sweetener was approved, not on scientific grounds, but because of strong political and financial pressures.
With all the research now available on aspartame and its various ingredients, it’s hard to believe such a chemical would be allowed into the food supply, but it is, and it’s been silently wreaking havoc with people’s health for the past 30 years.
Just to refresh your memory, aspartame has been linked to the following health concerns:
- Lymphomas, leukemias and brain cancer
- Neurological symptoms including headaches, depressed and anxious mood, seizures, memory loss, hallucinations and dizziness
- Weakness and fatigue
- Sleep disorders
- Abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- Visual changes
- Joint Pain
- Weight gain and diabetes
- Rashes and hives
The truth is, aspartame should never have been released into the market, and allowing it to remain on the market is really a serious public health issue—no matter how many times it gets rebranded with splashy new names, like Neotame and AminoSweet.
Aspartame has been the subject of a great deal of research over the past several decades. But much of this research has been seriously flawed due to major conflict of interest—funded by those interested in promoting aspartame at any cost.