Aspartame Truth

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.

I will post all new information under this bookmark.

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FDA approves yet another artificial sweetener     
Advantame

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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?”

AND THE ANSWER

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 link to learn more about this dangerous additive.

Sucralose   
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.”

Splenda    
Releasing dioxins when heated

Green Media on 30 November 2013 brings news of a new report:

“The new study, however, may be the most concerning yet to surface in the peer-reviewed literature. Titled, "Sucralose, a synthetic organochlorine sweetener: overview of biological issues," it reveals an extensive array of hitherto underreported safety concerns, not the least of which is the formation of highly toxic chlorinated compounds, including dioxins, when Splenda is used in baking, an application which its manufacturer, McNeil Nutritionals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), actively encourages it to be used for. [see: Cooking and Baking: SPLENDA®

Please refer Aspartame Truth page to your friends so that they too may be aware of the risks.

Soda Drinks etc

Dr Mercola on 21 October 2013 advises us this and much more so please take the time to click this link and read more and then listen to the YouTube.

Despite being promoted for weight loss, foods and beverages with artificial sweeteners have never been proven to help weight loss. In fact studies that look at this actually find artificial sweeteners promote weight gain.”

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.

Milk sweetened with Aspartame   
Deemed safe for your children!

Marilyn Vine finds this article from NaturalNews dated 6 March 2013 a most frightening article particularly as she is reading that not only do they want to add this dangerous ingredient to milk BUT THAT IT WON’T BE SHOWN ON THE LABEL.  So you won’t even know that it is there.   Once again I urge people to contact the Food and Drug Administration in America and voice their concerns with regards to this.  Also write to International Dairy Foods Association and tell them that you will boycott ALL THEIR PRODUCTS and will pass this information on to as many people as possible!   You know – the bottom line counts!   The article goes on to say:

(NaturalNews) As of February 20, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported that the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have filed a petition calling for an amendment to change the standard of identity for milk and 17 other dairy products. In hopes of adding "safe and suitable" sweeteners as optional ingredients, the IDFA and NMPF are calling on the FDA to amend the current rules and allow the use of aspartame in milk.”

Read the full story

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.

One of the most dangerous food additives on the market today!

Aspartame Truth - read what Dr Mercola has to say in his article dated 11 November 2012 about this insidious ingredient.

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, tumours and even cancer.  

Neotame    
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!   

Neurotoxins

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.

More than meets the eye   
What is behind the scenario unfolding in March 2012?

What is the aspartame truth and what is the ulterior motive behind what I am seeing happening here in Australia in March 2012?    

I believe there is more going on than meets the eye and to the uninformed they would not think anything of it.   First, they are finally lambasting sugar and the harm that it does and there seems to be a big push in this regard.   Secondly, I am watching advertisements on TV by McDonalds where a young man tells you that he just sold you a coke but is it a coke and then the audience all pull an insert out from inside the outer and loh and behold they are drinking Zero!!!

If I was a McDonald user or a coke drinker and I found out that I had been DUPED like this I would be furious!    First I don’t patronize McDonalds and secondly I don‘t drink coke!   You only have to read the information contained on this page to learn about aspartame truth, which is the sweetener used, can cause!    Of course today it may not even be shown as aspartame but could be called neotame or even AminoSweet as shown above BUT WHATEVER IT IS CALLED it is a dangerous substance to ingest. 

Then last night (3 March 2012) I see SubWay pushing Zero!

For a campaign against sugar to be raging and two high profile fast food outlets pushing Zero – well people there is more to this than meets the eye and perhaps instead of just mindlessly going along with what they are offering you need to be asking questions to protect your health!

Here is an article on withdrawal and side effects of aspartame.

How bad is it?

On 3 August 2011 Dr Mercola has again released an extensive article on the dangers of aspartame.  Watch the two YouTubes and then click on the link and read the full document. 

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!

SO WHY IS IT STILL ON THE MARKET?

Aspartame Truth page brings information on a personal 2½ year experiment on the effects of aspartame that was conducted by Victoria Innes-Brown.   Listen to the YouTube and hear what she has to say

Marilyn Vine is also pleased to be able to allow you to view the YouTubes below on Aspartame truth.  This YouTube is probably one of the most important YouTubes that you could ever watch in relation to protecting yourself and your family’s health.

I think I paid about US$79 many years ago to have the privilege of viewing this Video.  See below for the YouTube.

Information on Neotame

Concerned about neotame? Here's the latest on this artificial chemical sweetener that's replacing aspartame in many foods. 

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.  

Aspartame substitute - Neotame

I have had the following document for many years (can’t find an original date) but from memory it would be around the 2000 mark.    The dangers that are being outlined in this document when knowledge of Neotame was first obtained are the same today (January 2011).   In fact probably more information is now known about the harm of Aspartame and Neotame than this original document.

On 3 January 2011 I received information pertaining to the Food and Drug Administration of America (FDA) giving permission to the manufacturers of Neotame to<b> hide the fact that foods contain this ingredient!</b>

It begs the question:

If this ingredient, Neotame, is so safe then why hide the fact that a product contains it?

As you will see in the original document Food Standards Australia and New Zealand approved the use of Neotame for both Australia and New Zealand.

PLEASE WHEN YOU HAVE READ BOTH THESE LINKS – WRITE TO YOUR LOCAL MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT WHETHER IT BE AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND OR AMERICA AND DEMAND THAT THIS INGREDIENT HAS TO BE SHOWN ON ANY PRODUCT THAT CONTAINS IT NO MATTER HOW MINUTE THE AMOUNT MAY BE.

Unless we can reverse this ruling by the FDA many people unknowingly will be poisoning themselves with this Neotame substance and bringing their level of health down and making them vulnerable to disease.

Please pass these two links onto your friends and family so that they too may be aware of this hidden danger. 

Neotame and Aspartame

Neotame – no labeling required

Side Effects

In August 2010 Dr Mercola released three new YouTubes on the dangers and side effects of aspartame

I am always amazed at the number of people who purchase a soft drink that contains no sugar.   Well maybe it doesn’t contain sugar but what it does contain will blow you away when you find out.  I have to admit that it takes all my willpower not to speak to the people in my checkout line at the local supermarket when I see them purchasing these products and a chocolate coated biscuit product that contains four ingredients which are petrochemicals!   Incidentally the biscuits have been banned in the United States for many, many years!   Do some research on the ingredients and then see whether you would eat them again!   You might like to ask why they have been banned in America for probably at least the last 10 years and why Australia and New Zealand are still so aggressively marketing them!   I continually find them at the front of the store in a big display on “special”!  This is one of the main reasons for my Aspartame Truth pages and other pages on my Healthymoneyvine website.

Please take the time to view this YouTube.

Put aside 52 minutes of your time and help to save the lives of your family!

Many years ago I read that Aspartame was contained in at least 5,000 foods that we buy off the shelf and today I believe that figure is even higher.

It is so important that when you are shopping allow yourself enough time to READ THE LABELS not just for aspartame but for other dangerous ingredients which Governments worldwide are allowing to be added to your foods.

Cokes Aspartame Campaign to bring you Pain

Aspartame Truth now brings you an article called Cokes Aspartame Campaign to Bring You Pain – Gets Award.   This is a very interesting articles to read.  

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!

Download the full interview right now.

Truth about aspartame toxicity

The 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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