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Originally posted by BellaMente
I had been healthy my whole life until I started drinking sugar free drinks. The sugar free drinks of course had those artificial sweeteners, aspartame and sucralose, in them and my kidneys almost failed because what I found out a little too late is that the artificial sweeteners breakdown into ARSENIC and FORMALDEHYDE in your system and poison you! What is worse is that these artificial sweeteners are in almost every drink and food I find! Although I quit drinking those drinks and now only stick to pure water and pure espresso, this has not helped my kidneys much. Check your labels - it is in everything! I now have had problems with my kidneys for the last 3 years and I don't know if they will ever fully heal.
By the way, I did not find out about what was wrong with my kidneys until I went to an alternative medical clinic where they tested my entire body and gave me a detailed analysis for a mere $40. The conventional doctors I had seen before I went to this place had no answers for me and just wanted to give me some dope to cover up my symptoms. Bella Mente
Originally posted by expat2368
Aspartame nearly killed me.. In certain individuals it causes nervous disorders and high blood pressure..
I was trying to lose weight many years ago and started drinking a lot of diet sodas with aspartame and ended up in the hospital. Stopped the aspartame..symptoms disappeared.
It should be taken off the market
Originally posted by Arcane Demesne
Originally posted by SaturnFX
So, without lecturing, I recommend going yellow if your going to use a artifical sweetener to begin with...tastes better and no aspartame
I'll lecture for you. Stay away from ALL artificial sweeteners and use stevia.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
If I were to ask you to produce a single peer reviewed published study showing aspartame to be a health risk at levels even higher than could be reasonably consumed; you would not be able to. Why, because none exist. Only studies by people of questionable repute or in some cases sanity can be pointed out.
Go ahead and flame me now. Have fun. You can't prove me wrong though. Those paranoid of their health are the easiest targets for con games
July 26, 1974-- The FDA grants aspartame its first approval for restricted use in dry foods.
July 1, 1983-- The National Soft Drink Association (NSDA) urges the FDA to delay approval of aspartame for carbonated beverages pending further testing because aspartame is very unstable in liquid form. When liquid aspartame is stored in temperatures above 85 degrees Fahrenheit, it breaks down into DKP and formaldehyde, both of which are known toxins.
July 8, 1983-- The National Soft Drink Association drafts an objection to the final ruling which permits the use of aspartame in carbonated beverages and syrup bases and requests a hearing on the objections. The association says that Searle has not provided responsible certainty that aspartame and its' degradation products are safe for use in soft drinks.
Originally posted by toolstarr
I wonder if it still has to be labeled as containing Phenylalanine ?