Aspartame Truth – Anxiety and Depression and so much more!

Marilyn Vine’s Aspartame Truth page has been in place for several years now and still this terrible ingredient is being foisted on the unsuspecting public.    Some of you are aware of what is being said about this artificial sweetener but others still blithely drink diet sodas!

I get so upset when I go into the supermarkets and see one of the main display items being Zero or Diet Coke etc.   Just so many people are unaware of the harm that these soda drinks are causing them.

This is a must watch YouTube to understand what is going on. 

Way back in February 2011 Alex Jones revealed this information and here in August 2017 nothing has changed.  


What are you going to do about it now you know the aspartame truth?????   This video has been removed.

Studies show linked to liver damage

The Defender on the 28th April 2022 published this article “Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Liver Damage, Studies Show


Aspartame Truth asks “are you still using artificial sweeteners with all the information available”.   Here are Dr Mercola’s bullet points:


Ø Artificial sweeteners — specifically acesulfame potassium and sucralose — may interfere with your liver’s delicate detoxification process.

Ø Acesulfame potassium and sucralose — brand name Splenda — inhibited the activity of P-glycoprotein (PGP), a “defense protein” that’s important for protecting organisms against environmental toxins.

Ø The artificial sweeteners may bind to PGP, thereby inhibiting the transport of compounds like xenobiotics, drugs and their metabolites, short-chain lipids and bile acids.

Ø The findings could therefore have significant implications for people who take antidepressants, antibiotics and blood pressure drugs, which use PGP as a primary detoxification transporter.

Ø PGP also plays a role in other body functions, including maintaining the blood-brain barrier, so the researchers stressed the need for further research to determine how artificial sweeteners may be affecting other organs beyond the liver.

Ø A separate study found that people who consumed higher levels of the artificial sweetener aspartame had an increased risk of cancer.

Study shows another link to C.

Aspartame Truth page brings information from The Defender dated 30 March 2022 “Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Cancer, Study Shows”.  

A study released this month shows a link between artificial sweeteners and cancer, even after controlling for factors known to contribute to cancer, including age, weight gain, physical activity and family history of cancer.

Trehalose  An artificial sweetener

Trehalos is a sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer super bug, according to new research.


The study shows that the sugar - known as trehalose - is metabolized by the potentially deadly bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. Diff).


It suggests the common ingredient - which has been much-hyped in recent years as a 'healthy' alternative to sugar - is helping trigger epidemics of C. Diff across the world.


Click this link to read more about it and the approximately number of 29,000 patients, who died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis of C. difficile

New Independent Analysis on Safety of Aspartame

NaturalHealth365 dated 19 August 2019 published this aspartame truth articleSafety of aspartame blasted in a new independent analysis”.


lso sold under the brand names Equal and NutraSweet, aspartame is an artificial sweetener used in many sugar-free products today, such as reduced-calorie fruit juice, sugarless candy, diet sodas, gum, and sugar-free ice cream. For years, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the artificial sweetener aspartame, and many have had big questions about the safety of this and other chemical additives.


Through the years, various health-related organizations and regulatory agencies have ruled to approve aspartame, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), World Health Organization, and the United Nations Agriculture Organization.  In 2013, a review was done by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluding that after looking at many aspartame studies, they found no reason the artificial sweetener should be removed from the market.

However, a new independent analysis of this risk assessment conducted by the EFSA is raising serious doubts over the safety of this neurotoxic additive.

Cooking with Splenda and its toxic side effects

Dr Mercola dated 8 May 2019 published this Aspartame Truth article “Why Splenda Is Not Safe for Consumption”.  Here is his story at a glance:

  • Cooking with sucralose generates chloropropanols, part of a class of toxins known as dioxins, which have been linked to cancer and endocrine disruption. Other toxic compounds created when sucralose is exposed to heat include polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans
  • Research shows sucralose — sold under brand names such as Splenda, Splenda Zero, Zero-Cal, Sukrana, Apriva, SucraPlus, Candys, Cukren and Nevella — is metabolized and accumulates in fat cells
  • Many studies have linked artificial sweeteners to an increased risk for obesity, insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome — the very conditions for which the sweeteners are promoted
  • Sucralose reduces gut bacteria by as much as 50%, preferentially targeting bacteria known to have important human health benefits. Splenda has also been shown to exacerbate gut inflammation and intensify symptoms in people with Crohn’s disease
  • Research published in 2016 found male mice experienced a significant dose-related increase in malignant tumors and cancer of the blood, bone marrow and the lymphatic system when fed higher doses of sucralose

Researchers find that this caused colon cancer to develop

On 26 March 2019 published this aspartame truth articleThis Sweetener Banned in Many Countries Causes Cancer”.

Consuming the equivalent of one can of soda per day with this sweetener caused colon cancer to develop via larger tumors, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators.

Heart Attack and Stroke Warnings

Activist Post dated 15 February 2019 published this aspartame truth article “Another Study Confirms Diet Drinks Could Increase Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke Warns American Heart and Stroke Associations.   The article goes on to say:


“Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks

(CNN)More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

Splenda’s Potential Harmful Effects

Dr Mercola on 5 February 2019 released this latest information articleResearch Reveals Shocking Information About Splenda’s Potential Harmful Effects”.   Here is his story at a glance

  • The artificial sweetener industry has defended the safety of sucralose (Splenda), stating that it rapidly passes through your body without being broken down and therefore has no biological effects
  • Research reveals your body does indeed metabolize sucralose and that it accumulates in your fat cells. Two new metabolites have also been identified. As these findings were not part of the original regulatory decision process for sucralose, researchers are calling for a review of its safety and regulatory status
  • Sucralose causes definite changes in the liver of treated rats, suggesting toxic effects. According to the researchers, sucralose should be used with caution to avoid liver damage
  • Previous research found sucralose reduces gut bacteria by 50 percent, increases the intestinal pH level and causes biochemical distortions. This was again confirmed in 2018, when all currently approved artificial sweeteners were found to cause DNA damage in, and interfere with, the normal and healthy activity of gut bacteria
  • Consuming artificial sweeteners such as sucralose, aspartame truth, saccharin, neotame, advantame and/or acesulfame potassium-k can impair your appetite regulation and cause weight gain

Aspartame causing vulnerability to chemical damage from food and vaccines!

NaturalNews dated 17 December 2018 published this Aspartame truth articleBombshell study shows aspartame depletes neurotransmitters in the brain, makes brains vulnerable to chemical damage from food and vaccines


A bombshell scientific study reveals that aspartame may be one of the most damaging vectors for the widespread “dumbing down” of humanity. Published in AJTCAM (African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines), the study is entitled, “IMPACT OF ASPARTAME CONSUMPTION ON NEUROTRANSMITTERS IN RAT BRAIN.” (Source)

Six FDA Approved Sweeteners Proven Toxic To Human Digestion

Prevent Disease dated 3 October 2018 revealed that six of the FDA approved sweeteners have been proved to be toxic to human digestion.   Here is an excerpt:


Using artificial sweeteners causes biochemical changes in the body and actually throw off the body's ability to monitor how many calories we consume .FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements have now been found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules.”


Click this aspartame truth link to learn more.

Stroke and Dementia


NaturalHealth365 dated 9 January 2018 has published this aspartame truth article “Artificial sweeteners associated with a higher risk of stroke and dementia”.   The article goes on to say:


Rates of Alzheimer’s disease – the sixth leading cause of death in the United States – are increasing by leaps and bounds. For example, the Alzheimer’s Association recently reported that death rates from this disease increased by a stunning 89 percent in the years between 2000 and 2014. Unfortunately, these same conventional ‘health’ organizations ignore the direct (negative) impact that artificial sweeteners (plus other toxic food ingredients) have on brain function and the cardiovascular system.


And, let’s not forget, stroke – another leading cause of death – continues to claim over 130,000 lives yearly in the U.S. Now, alarming new research shows that consuming a single can of artificially sweetened soda (per day) is associated with a higher risk of both these killer conditions.

Is your thyroid functioning properly?

GreenMedia dated 6 January 2017 published this article “Splenda Suppresses Thyroid Function, Promotes Weight Gain”

GreenMedia asks:


“Is sucralose (aka Splenda) really as safe a sugar alternative as its manufacturers and advertisers claim, or is it really a toxic chemical causing a wide range of health problems including thyroid suppression and weight gain? New research sheds light on this question.” 


This is an important article – make sure you click this link to learn more.

Splenda in the news again!

GreenMedia on 15 August 2017 has produced an article on 5 reasons not to use Splenda.  Click this link to read the article.

Aspartame causes death

NaturalHealth365 dated 25 February 2017 has an article entitled “Aspartame causes death: FDA agent says ‘WE MUST DEPOPULATE,’ says activist


The article goes on to say:

According to integrative healthcare providers and thousands of natural health experts, the artificial sweetener aspartame can cause brain tumors and other cancers, as well as a host of other devastating diseases and symptoms. Of course, the FDA – which approved aspartame in 1981 due to political pressure – denies any link between aspartame and cancer, or any other serious condition, and has no plans to ban this toxic substance.

As outrageous as this situation is, it is the shocking words of one FDA agent – quoted in the title above – that takes the matter to a whole new and more sinister level. In a momentous podcast interview with Jonathan Landsman, Dr. Betty Martini – as part of her tireless efforts to remove aspartame from the marketplace – reveals the true story behind this horrifying comment.”


Aspartame Truth asks you to click this link and watch the Video and then sign the petition.

Increasing your risk of cancer with artificial sweeteners and flavor enhancers

Aspartame Truth:  The Truth About Cancer in an email dated 28 October 2016 has produced an article on this subject.  A summary of the article is here:


  • Artificial sweeteners are synthetically produced in a laboratory, or are sugars that have been highly processed. The following 5 artificial sweeteners and food additives pose grave dangers to your health and increase cancerous activity:
  1. Acesulfame potassium (acesulfame-K)
  2. Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  3. Sucralose (Splenda®)
  4. Aspartame
  5. Sodium benzoate
  • Acesulfame is associated with increased risk of leukemia, thymus cancer, breast cancer, and chronic respiratory disease.
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavor enhancer and preservative added to many packaged and canned goods. Research has found that monosodium glutamate is associated with chronic inflammation, liver damage, weight loss resistance, and chronic pain.
  • Sucralose (Splenda®) is produced with three chlorine atoms in a highly processed series of reactions which results in damaged gut microflora. Gut dysbiosis leads to an array of problems and diseases including cardiovascular, autoimmune, neurological, psychiatric, and cancer.
  • Aspartame is made up of phenylalanine (50%), aspartic acid (40%), and methanol (10%). The chemical aspartic acid functions as an excitotoxin, stimulating neurons and destroying nerve cells. Researchers have found that when cancer cells are subjected to aspartame, they directly increased in activity and mobility.
  • Sodium benzoate is added to food and beverages like energy drinks and soda and has been linked to ADHD, asthma, and other inflammatory disorders. When sodium benzoate is combined with ascorbic acid (common in soft drinks), the two form a highly carcinogenic compound − benzene. Benzene is strongly linked to cancers including leukemia and lymphoma.


Click this link to read the Aspartame Truth article.

Source:  Truth about Cancer

Schedule 11 Narcotic

  • Are you ingesting aspartame?   
  • Did you know it was a Schedule 11 Narcotic?    

If the first answer was “yes” and the second answer “no” then Aspartame Truth suggests you read this article [Aspartame is a hidden schedule II narcotic] from NaturalNews dated  31 May 2016 and find out what is going on and how it might be affecting you.   

Depression and Anxiety

NaturalNews dated 26 May 2016 advises that Aspartame “creates depression and exacerbates anxiety”!   Please click this link to learn more.   In the meantime the article advises:


“The number one source of depression and anxiety is a drug that also tastes hundreds of times sweeter than sugar. This drug was illegal in America for decades, until 1980, when the FDA changed "heads" and Big Pharma took over. You can only guess what followed: prescription drugs for adults and children alike who suffer from depression, panic attacks and anxiety.


The formula for "success" was quite simple: drug people with diet soda and weight loss products that contain aspartame, then prescribe them drugs made by the same company that brought you "sweet misery" in the first place. The formula was implemented by the companies which manufactured and marketed poison for consumption, and then manufactured and marketed chemical pharmaceuticals (SSRIs) to treat the "symptoms" of anxiety and depression. Of course, these symptoms were never attributed to food, candy, gum or soda containing extreme central nervous system toxins.


Got vertigo? Aspartame. Got panic attacks? Aspartame. Got milk? Yes, they're starting to put aspartame in conventional milk. It may not even be labeled. Get ready for more of that "sweet misery."

Environmental Working Group

Received an email from them this morning (21 August 2015) advising that they have produced a new EWG Report on the Teflon chemical PFOA and that they have found in the drinking water of 27 States of America that it is unsafe even at the smallest doses!  The email advises:


“According to a brand new EWG report, federal guidance on safe levels for PFOA are hundreds – even thousands – of times too weak.


PFOA has been linked to kidney and testicular cancers, birth defects, damage to the immune system, heart and thyroid disease, complications during pregnancy and other serious illnesses and conditions.


This is disgraceful and I wonder what the situation is here in Australia!

Breast milk
65% found to be contaminated with artificial sweeteners

GreenMedia on 13 August 2015 brings a most alarming article on 65% of breast milk found to be contaminated with artificial sweeteners!


Please take the time to read this article and start and take action yourself and learn about aspartame truth.  


Sucralose has even been found in some brands of toothpastes!     On this website I provide many pages of information on products either nutritional or personal care which I believe are the safest I can possibly find and would urge you to also do your own research and learn what you are eating and putting on your skin that could cause such a high rise in this incidence in breast milk.     This high level of contamination could be coming from the water we are ingesting as when you dig deep the authorities are not able to remove all contamination from the water we drink.   In fact in many places they add contamination by fluoridating the water with artificial toxic fluoride compounds.

Diet Pepsi

Prevent Disease on 27 April 2015 advise the following:


“PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in the U.S. in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.

So is splenda any better than aspartame? In animals studied, Splenda reduces the amount of good bacteria in the intestines by 50%, increases the pH level in the intestines, contributes to increases in body weight and affects the P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in the body in such a way that crucial health-related drugs could be rejected.”


WOW aren’t they good to us!!!    Still going to drink Diet Pepsi?   Click the link to read the full article.

Keep watching Aspartame Truth for more information as it comes to hand.

NH365 017: Aspartame poisoning

NaturalHealth 365 published more information on 30 December 2014 and it is recommended that you click this link and read more.  An excerpt from this article shown here and a more astounding one from August 2011 below this.


“Now owned by Pfizer, G.D. Searle was a company focused on pharmaceuticals and animal ‘health’.  But, what’s ironic about this company and its mission is the amount of suffering it has actually created with the invention of aspartame – a deadly artificial substance that should be avoided like the plague.


Most people are under the false assumption that aspartame is ‘safe’ – just because the Food and Drug Administration approved its usage by 1980.  Nothing could be further from the truth – especially when you learn how the CEO of G. D. Searle – Donald Rumsfeld – got this neurotoxic chemical to be sold in the United States.  The details are truly sickening!


“There are a lot of people who lie and get away with it, and that’s just a fact.” – Donald Rumsfeld”


Back on 19 August 2011 and updated on 1 September 2011 Dr Betty Martini published this article.  A most astounding statement from Michael Delaney of the FDA is excerpted here:

When Michael Delaney of the FDA called Dr. Betty Martini at 2:45 AM she was amazed. She confronted Delaney, and demanded: "FDA hasn’t answered my 'Imminent Health Hazard' petition on aspartame, and people are sick and dying all over the world.”

Delaney replied with a shocking admission of a government cover-up of its covert clandestine Depopulation Agenda, and brazenly exclaimed: "So What?!! We have to Depopulate!!"

Aspartame Truth page says:


Click this link to read Dr Martini’s full document.

Diabetes Epidemic

NaturalHealth365 dated 21 November 2014 and Aspartame Truth Page brings the following prognosis on diabetes:

“According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetes has become a pandemic, affecting 30 million people in the United States alone. Unfortunately, the rate of diabetes continues to grow exponentially due to the overconsumption of processed foods– which dominate the ‘standard American diet’ (SAD)

Shockingly, by 2030, WHO is predicting diabetes will become the seventh leading cause of death around the world. So, what’s the main ingredient fueling this health crisis of metabolic disorders?  Look no further than the consumption of artificial sweeteners, under names like, Sweet N Low, NutriSweet, Equal, aspartame – the list goes on and on.”

Click this link to read the full article.

Diet Sodas and your Waistline

Aspartame Truth:  Dr Mercola on 1 October 2014 brings information on how diet sodas may impact on your gut and how it can increase your waistline circumference.  The article goes on to say:

Both artificial sweeteners and certain gut microbes have previously been linked to obesity, and artificial sweeteners may raise your risk of diabetes by disrupting your intestinal microflora.

Artificial sweeteners alter certain metabolic pathways associated with disease, and can induce gut dysbiosis and glucose intolerance in otherwise healthy people very quickly.”

Please click this link to read the full article.

Body’s craving for sugar

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How did aspartame get approved - You Won't Believe How This Well-Known Politician got Aspartame Approved!

FDA approves yet another artificial sweetener     

Watch this page

When I hear what name they give this product I will post it on this Aspartame Truth page so that we know what we need to avoid when shopping especially pre-packaged foods.

NaturalNews on 16 July 2014 advises the following:

The FDA is amending their food additive regulations to provide for the "safe" use of advantame, after receiving a petition from Ajinomoto Co., Inc., a Japanese company which produces most of the world's MSG as well as being a major supplier of aspartame. (1, 2) It will be marketed as a non-nutritive sweetener and flavor enhancer for foods, beverages and tabletop use. (3) Advantame is 20,000 times sweeter, gram per gram, than table sugar, making it the sweetest, by far, of the artificial sweeteners currently on the market. (4) Advantame does not yet have a brand name for the marketplace.”

Sucralose vs Aspartame

NaturalNews on 2 July 2014 in an article asks this question:

“Junk food manufacturers are constantly developing new tactics to capture the public's dollar. The low-fat, sugar-free craze, for instance, has generated a profusion of "diet" junk foods laced with artificial sweetener chemicals like sucralose (Splenda) and aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), both of which are marketed as safe alternatives to refined sugar. So between sucralose and aspartame, which one is safer and more beneficial for health?”


The answer to this question is neither, of course, as both sucralose and aspartame are neurotoxic poisons, by definition. The former is a synthetic organochlorine compound with endocrine disrupting properties, and the latter is a mash-up of isolated amino acids (the damaging kind) and wood alcohol. Both sweeteners have been shown in the laboratory setting to damage gut microbiota and harm brain cells. Sucralose and aspartame have both been linked to cancer as well.”

Please click this aspartame truth link to learn more about this dangerous additive.

Marketed as Splenda

Do you use this sweetener instead of sugar?    The manufacturers of Splenda, Johnson & Johnson, recommend its use in cooking.   BUT did you know that when heated this may release dioxins?    Please read this article to find further information on sucralose and how much is not really known about the effects of using this.    Marilyn’s suggestion is if you need a sweetener then use organic honey which has many known health benefits.  Aspartame Truth page is designed to bring to the awareness of the public the harm that this sweetener causes.

Aspartame Truth asks     
Is aspartame affecting your brain?

GreenMedia on 9 April 2014 brings information on new research.  The article goes on to say:

Recently researchers from the University of North Dakota wanted to test the safe limits of aspartame over a short period of time.  They found that at just one half of the FDA's "safe" acceptable daily intake, aspartame caused serious neurobehavioral changes including cognitive impairment, irritable moods, and depression.”

Downgrading of Splenda Classification

On 24 July 2013 Dr Mercola brings information on artificial sweeteners being implicated in weight gain rather than loss.   He goes on to further advise that:

The watchdog group The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently downgraded its safety rating of sucralose (Splenda) from "safe" to "caution," meaning it "may pose a risk and needs to be better tested”

With all the information that is just contained in this Aspartame Truth website page alone then I personally would not be touching any of the artificial sweeteners out in the market place except for Stevia, Agave  or Xylitol which are natural sweeteners.  Click into the link to learn more.

Two artificial sweeteners linked with diabetes

NaturalNews on 14th May 2013 advise:

One of the world's most popular non-caloric sweeteners has recently been exposed as a complete fraud. A new study published in the journal Diabetes Care reveals that Splenda (sucralose), which is commonly marketed to diabetics as a safe, non-nutritive sweetener (NNS), actually elicits a diabetes-promoting effect in people who consume it.”

Aspartame Truth page urges you if you are a user of Splenda or Sucralose on the importance of clicking this link and read this article

Your brain on NutraSweet

On 5 March 2013 NaturalNews says:

Got milk? A better question would be: Got seizures, migraine headaches, brain tumors or depression? If the dairy industry has its way, a major cause of these disorders in the form of aspartame could soon be a common ingredient in the milk supply. Bear in mind this is the chemical that has been linked with a laundry list of health issues, many of which are neurological. In light of the proposed new FDA rule that would allow artificial sweeteners like aspartame to be covertly included in dairy products, we have to consider: Is this really a chemical we want hidden within a popular food staple?”

Please read this article to see how many different ways it could be affecting you.

Linked with Leukaemia and Lymphoma

Chris Woollams on 27 November 2012 brings information on a new study showing just one daily 355 ml can of diet soda containing aspartame leads to:

  • a 42% higher leukaemia risk in men and women
  • a 102% higher multiple myeloma risk – in men only
  • a 31% higher non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk – in men only

Why would you risk using such a dangerous ingredient?

Read the article.

Dangers of Aspartame

On 12 November 2012 InfoWars published an article on the dangers of aspartame.   With so much information known and in circulation with regards to aspartame truth you would think that there would be enough pressure on the authorities to have it removed.   Some very powerful people behind the use of this ingredient! 

Associated with increased risk of blood cancers

Now we have Dr Mercola on 7 November 2012 that a long-term study has found a clear association between aspartame consumption and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and leukemia in men. 

Aspartame linked to brain seizures in animals

On 9 March 2012 Natural News brings more information with regards to this popular sugar substitute causing tumours and brain seizures in animal subjects.   Read more about a.. truth.

Do you think you are making healthy choices?

On 4 March 2012 we learn about the top ten worst sources of aspartame!

Aspartame Truth page brings to your attention various studies that have been linked to headaches, migraines, dizziness, tumors and even cancer.  

Code Number E961

Once again we hear from Dr Mercola in an article dated 28 March 2012 the dangers of artificial sweeteners like aspartame and neotame.

I see in this article that Dr Mercola dispels the myth that neotame is being used in organic foods and that it goes unlabelled on our products.  It is good to know that this is not happening.   However, he also goes on to talk about aspartame and neotame being a dieter’s worse enemy.    Personally I shudder every time I see a display of Zero in my local supermarket or people blithely loading it into their shopping trolleys.    This is one of the reasons I have pages such as Aspartame Truth.

Dr Mercola says:

One of the most effective marketing and PR tactics for artificial sweeteners has been the claim that they help in the battle against obesity. Unfortunately, they don't. In fact, the research and the epidemiologic data suggest the opposite is true, and that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and neotame tend to lead to weight gain.

As I've often said, there's more to weight gain or weight loss than mere calorie intake.

One reason for aspartame and neotame's potential to cause weight gain is because phenylalanine and aspartic acid – the two amino acids that make up 90 percent of aspartame and are also present in neotame -- are known to rapidly stimulate the release of insulin and leptin; two hormones that are intricately involved with satiety and fat storage. Insulin and leptin are also the primary hormones that regulate your metabolism. So although you're not ingesting calories in the form of sugar, aspartame and neotame can <b>still</b> raise your insulin and leptin levels. Elevated insulin and leptin levels, in turn, are two of the driving forces behind obesity, diabetes, and a number of our current chronic disease epidemics.

Please read the entire article to learn more about aspartame truth and neotame truth.   Also take a close look at the people involved in the corporate side and look at what government department positions they held or hold!   


On 14 March 2012 NaturalNews brings more information on aspartame truth and also includes information from an interview with Dr Russell Blaylock.  An excerpt:

Dr. Blaylock goes on to add that what makes aspartame so dangerous is that it contains three neurotoxins: methanol, phenylalanine and aspartic acid. Methanol is a powerful neurotoxin whose exposure is carefully allowed by the EPA in minute levels in food and environmental exposure. Nutrasweet, however, provides levels that are seven times the amount the EPA will allow anyone to use. It's been known to produce blindness and cellular destruction in the brain and spinal cord, particularly the optic nerves.

Aspartic acid, on the other hand, produces cellular excitation. It is an excitotoxin that causes cell death in the brain and significantly affects neural developments in infants, resulting in behavioral changes and even hyperactivity in children. Phenylalanine, like aspartic acid, can also alter brain development during fetal formation and create a lowering of the seizure threshold.

Phenylalanine and aspartic acid are both well-recognized neurotoxins and according to Dr. Blaylock, three neurotoxins in one mix are just unbelievable.”

Aspartame Truth page urges you to read on so that the choices you make are informed choices.

Amino Sweet     
Aspartame and Sucralose in Chewing Gums

Prevent Disease has issued a report dated 11 January 2012 advising the names of the different brands of chewing gums that contain aspartame and sucralose.    They go on to advise:


When heated to 86 degrees Fahrenheit (human mouth = 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) -- aspartame releases free methanol that breaks down into formic acid and formaldehyde in the body.”

Aspartame in gum is absorbed by the buccal mucosa of the mouth, gums, and the tongue. According to research, because aspartame is absorbed this way, it makes aspartame a far worse poisoning than if given or injected intravenously. The aspartame goes directly into the brain by passing the spinal cord and the blood-brain barrier when it is absorbed in the mouth. The smallest amount of aspartame (like what is contained in a piece of gum) is very dangerous and damaging to the health of the body.”

Aspartame Truth advises that they are going to rename this product as AminoSweet – so please don’t be fooled.    Read the full article to learn about both aspartame and sucralose.

What do you know about the aspartame truth with regard to its approval?

GD Searle was the company that produced Aspartame.  It took 16 years for GD Searle to gain approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of this artificial sweetener.

What was the turning point that convinced the FDA to give its approval?

Aspartame truth:   It took the influence of a very powerful politician to enable this to happen – Donald Rumsfeld!   For the readers who are into “health” this name will be a familiar one.

Before Donald Rumsfeld turned to politics he was a leader in the very company that produced the aspartame, i.e. GD Searle!  When he turned to politics and was in a position of power he appointed a new FDA Commissioner, who gave approval for the use of this artificial sweetener.

Prior to this a former senior FDA toxicologist, the late Dr M Adrian Gross, stated before Congress:

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, aspartame triggers brain tumours” and ”therefore, by allowing aspartame to be placed on the market the FDA has violated the Delaney Amendment, which forbids putting anything in food that is known to cause cancer ….”

The FDA has received more complaints with regards to aspartame than any other product and it is believed that it accounts for as much as 75% of the complaints received.  When the FDA had received 10,000 consumer complaints they compiled a list of 92 SYMPTOMS LINKED TO ASPARTAME – INCLUDING DEATH!  These are just a few of the symptoms:

  • headaches
  • seizures
  • memory loss
  • vision loss
  • cancer

It has also been linked to obesity.    Stop and think of the number of people you see eating diet foods or drinking diet sodas – all sweetened with aspartame!


Replacement artificial sweetener for aspartame  

Dr Mercola brings us information on the latest artificial sweetener, Neotame, to hit the news.  Marilyn has also read articles from NaturalNews advising that the owners of Neotame have gained approval by health regulators not to have to include the name Neotame on the label of the foods they are producing.  Why do they want to conceal its inclusion?   Read what Dr Mercola has to say and draw your own conclusions. 

Did you know genetically modified bacteria is used to create Aspartame

Aspartame Truth page brings you information that has been known since 1999 that Monsanto have been using genetically modified bacteria to make Aspartame.   One could write to the FDA and ask them why they stopped documenting reports on products containing aspartame back in 1992?    I wonder what sort of explanation they would give you!    Read the article dated 5 January 2011.  

Dr Russell Blaylock – Interview with Mike Adams

Aspartame truth provides more information from Mike Adams from NaturalNews by bringing us an interview with Dr Russell Blaylock.   Mike says:

Dear readers,

Were you aware that food companies add chemicals to their products that stimulate hunger and disrupt normal appetite control?

It's a clever (but downright devious) strategy for selling more food and boosting the profits of food corporations.

But the truth about these chemicals -- known as excitotoxins -- is never explained to consumers. The food companies don't want you to know that these chemicals cause obesity, infertility, migraines and cancer, among other health problems.

Dirty food company secrets revealed!

Now, in an exclusive Mike Adams interview, Dr. Russell Blaylock reveals the startling truth about these common taste-enhancing chemicals: monosodium glutamate, aspartame, yeast extract, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, autolyzed proteins and more!

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Truth about aspartame toxicity

The aspartame truth about its toxicity is far different than what the NutraSweet Company would have readers believe.

In February of 1994, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the listing of adverse reactions reported to the FDA (DHHS 1994). It accounted for more than 75% of all adverse reactions reported to the FDA's Adverse Reaction Monitoring System (ARMS).  By the FDA's own admission fewer then ONE PERCENT of those who have problems with something they consume ever report it to the FDA. This balloons the almost 10,000 complaints they once had to around a million and they tend to discourage or even misdirect complaints, at least on aspartame. The fact remains, though, that MOST victims don't have a clue that this may be the cause of their many problems! 

Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens the Following Diseases  

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)
  • Diabetes and Diabetic Complications
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Birth Defects
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Lymphoma
  • Lyme disease
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Depression and other Psychological Disorders

So much aspartame truth information.

How it happens

Methanol, from aspartame, is released in the small intestine when the methyl group of aspartame encounters the enzyme chymotrypsin (Stegink 1984, page 143).  Free methanol begins to form in liquid aspartame-containing products at temperatures above 86 degrees F and also within the human body.   The methanol is then converted to formaldehyde. The formaldehyde converts to formic acid, ant sting poison. Toxic formic acid is used as an activator to strip epoxy and urethane coatings. Imagine what it does to your tissues!

Mark Gold has been researching for the last 20 years.  To read Mark’s article The BAD News! Click on this link

Aspartame truth - this is one of the many subjects that I have been reading about for the past 17 years or so (as at January 2013).  My understanding is that once the source is removed that many of the symptoms will disappear.  In other instances the user is left with the end result.  A pretty bad situation for someone who probably believes that they have been doing the right thing in using diet drinks to cut down on their sugar intake!   Where are the health authorities in relation to protecting their citizen’s health?   Our Government Officials right throughout the world seem to be more interested in other issues than in looking after the health of their countrymen.  In fact in some ways they try to bring this health level down by going after the complementary health industry who at least is trying to do the right thing by individuals by advising them what they should be taking in the way of nutritional supplementation to support their health.

Are you aware that if the body has the right building blocks, (vitamins and minerals) that it has the ability to heal itself?   If you would like more information on good quality nutritionals click this link.    

If you would like to read more – please go to Dr Mercola’s website and do a search.  I am sure you will find many more articles available on aspartame truth.  Click on the link

I trust that you found some useful information in Aspartame Truth to protect you and your family from these unseen dangers.

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