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Drugged up by Mountain Dew? Contains a painkiller and psychiatric medication?

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posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 02:02 AM
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that would be quite a lot, indeed.


and even at such high doses, i am pretty sure that the biological effect would be negligible.




posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 02:06 AM
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Okay, thank you for the information. This had me a little worried. I drink alot of Dew. I am off to bed now.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 02:25 AM
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and the OP bails without so much as a "thanks for ruining my thread"? (yes, i watched you walk away, OP)


WTH?! thats what i get for wasting my time denying ignorance.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 02:36 AM
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mountain dew is one of my favorite drinks
looks like i wont be drinking it from now on.
wonder if its possible to fail a drug test if u drink to much of it



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 02:52 AM
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Heres more info in case there wasn't enough.



Have you ever looked at the label on a diet soda can and seen the warning: Phenylketonurics - contains phenylalanine? I personally know of several people who refuse to drink diet soda because the word "phenylketonurics" sounds too scary! What does "phenylketonurics" mean? Is it something you can catch from diet soda?


What is PKU?



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 05:34 AM
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Dude its in waaaaaaaaay more than just mountain dew,

Here is a quick list of common foods.

apjcn.nhri.org.tw...

According to the wiki article you linked to its in your mothers breast milk so you've been "drugged up" since birth lol.
edit on 21-1-2011 by polarwarrior because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 05:43 AM
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mmmm, nothing divides cancer cells like a ice cold glass of good ol' media approved soda! Now with protein damaging ingredients!


I get that it is fizzy and tastes good, but people must be completely illiterate to keep drinking the stuff when there is so much info available. AT least buy organic soda made with actual sugar!



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 05:53 AM
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Phenylalinine is in just about everything we consume, and has been for many years. They started listing it in the ingredients because some people cannot process it as well as others, and thus become phenylketonurics. Phenylalinine is passed on in breast milk and that is one of the reasons for the warning on food labels. It's a naturally occuring amino acid for Christ's sake. While I still don't understand why it's in soda and other food, I am sure the amounts are very small. I can remember seeing it listed on diet pepsi even before my daughter was born, and she is seven. This is nothing new.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 06:05 AM
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Exactly, like they found drugs in many drinks over the years, lol.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 07:11 AM
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Well ignoring the amino acid..... Aspartame has been studied over the years and some people find so seriously bad things going on, something to do with it breaking down to methylalcohol in the body or something of the likes. Almost anything that is "sugar free" contains it under some name, back when it came out it was "nutra-sweet".

It should be mentioned that if not for the undying relentless 'support' of one Donald Rumsfeld aspartame would not be in a single product. Yes, THAT Donald Rumsfeld.

Correct me if I'm wrong here but I recall reading that the FDA was approving it to be labeled as a natural sweetener when in reality it's a chemical compound.

And don't think it's so far fetched that this additive might be dangerous, I'm old enough to remember the little pink packets of sugar twin (or was it sweet and low?) that, if you read the back, had a warning that during tests the product caused cancer in lab mice.

the real problem with these additives is they aren't properly informing people of their presence, very few of us read labels. I have for years and let me tell you, if you like some product, don't read the label, you'll never buy it again. You slap sugar free or low calorie on something and people go overboard. These soda companies have made deals in almost every state to have their product in schools, kids growing up with horrific teeth and brittle thin bones. It's an epidemic in it's own right.

The most evil thing these suckers have done, other than adding caffeine which is flavorless, is slapping a "Diet" label on these cans of carbonated sugar water



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 07:50 AM
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Was just about to type something similar, Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid, and while it may be used in large doses as a medication, it is natural, and most likely a result of the processing of the soda.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 08:01 AM
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I love when people discover something bad about drinks/food etc.. that we would otherwise completely ignore and have no clue of.. This being the perfect example....bye bye mountain dew!
good find!
s&f for saving me from depression!



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 08:10 AM
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I cannot believe such a lack of knowledge on a conspiracy site regarding such a major issue.

I never post but feel duty bound in this instance.

Phenalenaline [sic] is a byproduct of ASPARTAME, it has been in almost anything diet or sugar free for years (remember nutri-sweet?). It is just that they have started putting the warning up as people who cannot deal with it react very badly including coma and death.

ASPARTAME is not fit for human consumption IMHO, it took 14 years and a new head of the FDA to get it passed by that all round boy scout Donald Rumsfelt. Phenalenaline is an Excitotoxin. This means that it stimulates the cells that produce the chemical that gives us the 'sweet' taste so much they die off.

This is only one of the nasty byproducts of aspartame, you should watch the documentary Sweet Misery for more info on this product.

Tons of political foul play has gone on around the globe to keep this product on the market. Many MEPs in the EU wanted it investigated, eventually they got their way. MEPs have no rights to know who is on the investigative boards that are set up (commu-fascist much?) Somebody kindly leaked this info and it turned out 3/4 of the members were employees or ex-employees of the soft drink or aspartame industry.

Found more info here. lots of science in this one.

What bugs me is it is almost impossible to avoid, all squashes in the UK contain it even if they are not sugar free as it is cheaper than sugar. There is a range called high juice sold in supermarkets where the normal version does not contain it. However, slowly but surely the 'sugar' variety is dissapearing with most flavours only in sugar free. Even cheap sodas contain it in the normal version.

I would say an investigation to check the link between the emergence of aspartame and the massive increase in degenerative brain disorders such as parkinsons would be a very good idea also.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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Hey Buddy,

my partner and i have invetigated this for years. how ever you spell it, its in many food items as well as most carbonated drinks. It is also known to cause blindness and cancer in large regular amounts.

Scary stuff, but look at the back of your coca cola and pepsi bottles.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 08:26 AM
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I understand the dangers of the artificial sweeteners, but to compare the analgesic to opium or like a narcotic pain reliever is far fetch for me to agree on. Analgesics are in my opinion like aspirin,Tylenol etc. Not that this should be in a soft drink, but I don't think that it is like walking around tripping out on Loratab. Also there are other drugs in most gums now that can actually kill your pet if the get one piece of this gum. The product is called xylitol. This has led to lots of deaths of pets because the family was unaware of the dangers and their pet got some on accident. You need to look this stuff up as it is very toxic.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 09:39 AM
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I don't know much about the amino acid itself. However, I know from professional experience that every state has their own requirements on what can be included in food products for human and some animal consumption. Essentially, our food distribution system is controlled chaos. You may be able to get the same exact product in all 50 states but the actual ingredients are limited to the requirements of each states respective 'fda-like' agencies



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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I love this subject and I try to warn people all the time about these chemicals in our food and drinks. Honestly on of the only ways to get away from all of it is to just start buying from local farms. There are places everywhere even in big cities that do that.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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Just drink tea



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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Here's an old Mountain Dew label:




It's not on the old label, so I'd agree it's something new. I'm glad I gave up soda.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:18 AM
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what about regular mountaindew any thing bad in it like the diet



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