Aspartame Effects and Health Risks
Aspartame is comprised of 50% phenylalanine, 40% aspartic acid and 10% methanol. Studies have shown that the components of aspartame are deadly. If stored for a long period, phenylalanine decomposes into diketopiperazine, which is a carcinogen.
Some studies show that phenylalanine, 50% of the makeup of aspartame, has neuro-toxic effects when not taken with other amino acids.
Common health risks from taking aspartame are memory loss, seizures, headaches, and stomach disorders to name a few. Deaths have also been linked to aspartame consumption.
One of the main ways people consume aspartame is through the sweetener brands Equal, NutraSweet and Sugar Twin. It is also used as an additive in diet and sports drinks.
Aspartame effects seems to be even more toxic for those with health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.
This artificial sweetening agent should never be given to children, and pregnant and breast feeding women should totally avoid it.
This article on aspartame effects was written by Fred Fishburn, owner of a health store in McDonough, Ga that specializes in combining supplementation and proper nutrition for optimal health. For more information, visit http://prohealthnut.com
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