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Why You Should Avoid Aspartame

What You Can Do

Only a fraction of all adverse reactions to drugs and vaccines are ever reported—estimates are between one and four percent. Chances are, adverse reactions from other FDA-regulated products, like aspartame, are probably even lower. This is a problem that only you can correct. Your best strategy is to vote with your pocketbook and avoid purchasing any aspartame products.  You can carefully read the list of ingredients and see if aspartame is there and avoid it. Additionally you can avoid the branded labels of aspartame such as:

  • NutraSweet
  • AminoSweet
  • Equal
  • Canderel
  • NatraTaste
  • Neotame
  • Spoonful

It would also be helpful to alert the FDA to a problem with a product they’ve approved, they must be notified by as many people as possible who are experiencing the problem. So I urge you, if you experience side effects from aspartame, report it to the FDA without delay.

It’s easy to make a report—just go to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator page, find the phone number for your state, and make a call reporting your reaction.

There’s no telling just how many reports they might need to receive before taking another look at aspartame’s safety and reconsidering their stance. But I CAN tell you, the more reports they get, the more likely that is to happen. So if you suspect you have experienced an adverse reaction from aspartame (or any other drug or food additive), please take a moment to make this important call.

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90’s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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12:08PM PDT on Sep 30, 2011

Thanks!~

10:54AM PDT on Aug 25, 2011

this is frightening! I think I had some aspartame in some yogurt ..

12:56PM PDT on Aug 10, 2011

Noted with interest.

12:12PM PDT on Aug 9, 2011

good articele.

7:38AM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

All the more reason why I need to quit soda. But like any addiction, easier said than done.

11:04PM PDT on Jul 31, 2011

intristinct

4:33PM PDT on Jul 31, 2011

removing some of the atoms from sugar and replacing them with atoms of chlorine, which is of course one of the chemical elements used during the atrocities of World War II to create poison gas, the same element used in chlorine to disinfect pools and public water supplies.

4:31PM PDT on Jul 31, 2011

Today, we now see the vast majority of complaints of food side effects sent to the FDA being caused by aspartame. Aspartame is an excitotoxin, that is, a neurotoxic chemical, and it breaks down in your body into both formic acid and formaldehyde. Now, would you like to go out and drink some formaldehyde? Well, you might do that if you were a biological specimen that needed to be preserved for dissection, but if you're a normal, healthy, sane human being, you'd never drink formaldehyde. Unless, of course, they put it in an artificial sweetener compound and added it to cans of your favourite carbonated soft drink, in which case Americans will gladly drink formaldehyde in can after can, poisoning their nervous systems, going half blind, experiencing epilepsy and increasing the onset of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.

Again, we're the only species stupid enough to actually poison ourselves with these chemicals. And yet we have entire groups, food lobbies and public apologizers who run around saying that these ingredients are perfectly good for you. There's nothing wrong with drinking formaldehyde and formic acid. You'll be fine! Drink more! Here, in fact here's a 50 percent more coupon, so you can buy even more!

Some say, "Well, aspartame is on the way out -- the big sweetener now is Sucralose or Splenda." This is the artificial sweetener that claims to be made from sugar. Well, I suppose you can claim that it starts out as sugar, but it's made by r

3:47PM PDT on Jul 31, 2011

I did a high school project for Chemistry on Aspartame back in 2003... it is really disturbing. I don't drink Diet Soft Drinks, but unfortunately aspartame is in gum--which I like to have at work sometimes.

7:32AM PDT on Jul 31, 2011

Fellow members please practice buyer beware & do your research on Mercola. When you find misinformation question them. I can tell you they have never replied to me.

I believe he is a good writer, salesman, PR person and perhaps even a good doctor but he seems to feel he knows more about everything than any other specialists and that kind of thinking concerns me.

This article is information available elsewhere but he gets to advertise his info. We are a captive audience to business. Time to question Care2. I'd rather they don't expose me to him.

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