The Bitter Truth About Artificial Sweeteners
(What the food and drinks companies don't want you to know)

Aspartame sugar substitute is the generic component of many brands such as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, Equal Measure and Candarel, and is by far the deadliest substance on the market that is added to food and drinks.

Over five thousand products now contain this highly toxic chemical which can cause an array of frightening symptoms from memory loss to brain tumours.

Aspartame accounts for over 75% of the adverse reactions to food and drinks additives, many of which are very serious to the extent that they can cause seizures and death.

Some of the many symptoms include: headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight-gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, hyperactivity, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss and joint pain.

Symptoms and Effects
According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting it: brain tumours, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.

Aspartame can be found in muesli, cereal, and instant breakfasts, breath mints, sugar-free chewing gum, baby food, cocoa mixes, canned fruits, frozen desserts, gelatine deserts, chocolate, ice cream, sweets, juice beverages, shake mixes, soft drinks, laxatives, multivitamins, vitamin C tablets, pharmaceuticals and supplements, table top sweeteners, instant teas and coffees, topping mixes, wine coolers and yoghurt. Often the components of Aspartame are found under the description of 'flavourings' or 'natural flavours', but does not actually have to be labelled as Aspartame.

History and Ingredients
Aspartame (a toxic chemical 150 times sweeter than sugar) was discovered by chance in the USA in 1965. A chemist of the GD Searle Company discovered the substance whilst testing an anti-ulcer drug. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned its use in dry foods and beverages in 1974, following objections from the medical profession.

Aspartame was reintroduced through the political intervention of Donald Rumsfeld (the CEO of GD Searle) and with the collusion of President Ronald Regan, who enabled the authorisation of its use in dried foods in 1981, on the day after his inauguration. Permission was then given for its use in soft drinks in 1983. Aspartame comprises of three chemicals, Aspartic Acid, Phenylalanine and Methanol (Wood Alcohol, a known deadly poison). In solution Aspartame is inherently unstable, breaking down from Methanol to Formaldehyde at a temperature of 30 degrees centigrade, and from Phenylalanine to Diketopiperazine (DKP, a known tumour agent). Formaldehyde is the chemical used to embalm corpses and preserve medical specimens, and is in the same lethal category as arsenic and cyanide. It is a carcinogen (a cancer producing substance).

Aspartame disrupts the DNA communication system and is a brain scrambler. This hazardous substance has a cumulative effect also making children more vulnerable.

The official Aspartame website fails to declare the above ingredients stating that the formula comprises 'two building blocks of protein', thereby misleading anyone referring to the site.

Recommended action: Eliminate all products containing Aspartame from your diet. Seek medical help if you discover that you are addicted to this substance.

Research the facts for yourself. Get angry. Boycott all products containing Aspartame,. and join the fight to get Aspartame off the market. If we don't get rid of Aspartame, it will be our children, and our children's children that will pay the price. A small deed done today is better than a large deed planned for tomorrow.

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