Well I think we all knew the dangers of aspartame already but I thought I would post this latest study concerning how and why this drug is so
dangerous to the average human.
With all of the research about Aspartame and its dangerous effects, even in small quantities, why is it still approved by the FDA and other health
agencies as being safe for human consumption?
An Aspartame molecule is essentially made up of 3 different substances. 90% of it is made of two natural amino acids, 1 being aspartic acid and the
other being phenylalanine. The other 10% of the molecule is made up of a methyl ester bond (includes Methanol). The methanol is released from the
aspartame within hours of consumption and begins traveling through the body via the blood. Once the methyl ester bond is broken, is separtes into
methyl alcohol and methanol (wood alcohol). The big problem with methanol is that it easily passes into your blood-brain barrier and once there, is
converted into formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is what is causing the brain damage. While animals are able to detoxify methanol in the body, humans do not
have this capability. It doesn’t really take a rocket scientist to realize that accumulating formaldehyde in the brain is not a good thing.
How can you know you are getting too much Methanol? You may experience headaches, ear buzzing, dizziness, nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances,
weakness, vertigo, chills, memory lapses, numbness and shooting pains in the extremities, behavioral disturbances, and neuritis. Another very well
known sign of methanol poisoning is vision problems.
Adding to the problem, one of the amino acids in aspartame, aspartic acid is capable of crossing your blood-brain barrier. There it attacks your brain
cells, creating a form of cellular overstimulation called excitotoxicity, which can lead to cell death.
It can be easy for us to make the argument that this stuff is OK in small doses, and it hasn’t killed us yet so it can’t be that bad. But it
almost seems there is something more to it why we use this reasoning. Are we just addicted to these substances? Afraid to admit we have been poisoning
ourselves? Unable to accept that the FDA and health agencies have lied to us? Like to brush these truths off as conspiracies? No matter what the
reason is, there comes a point where we must see what is staring us in the face and start looking at how we can begin making new choices. Returning to
something that is healthier and more in line with our bodies. We are really damaging ourselves here and becoming quite numb to life. It is susbstances
like Aspartame and Fluoride that are causing these issues and the difference it makes to avoid these substances is monumental for our quality of life
(visit the link for the full news article)