Aspartame is a controversial sugar substitute. Here are some basics you may not know about aspartame:
It is a man-made chemical that passes through the GI tract unchanged.
It cannot be metabolized in the mouth.
It can be used in food products without FDA approval.
It decreases pH drastically, creating an acidic environment.
It is made up of 2 amino acids that when combined, become a neurotoxin.
It has 4 kcal/gram; it’s actually a protein.
It was discovered by accident in 1965 by a company later acquired by Monsanto.
It was approved in 1981.
In 1974, 3 different studies showed leukemia, lymphomas, seizures and tumor growth as side effects of aspartame.
In 1980, the FDA refutes the study findings and President Reagan fires the FDA commissioner who would not approve aspartame.
It has over 92 reported health side effects.
The Pentagon once listed it as a potential biochemical warfare compound.