Aspartame, used as a sweetner in "diet" products, can have multiple neurotoxic, metabolic, allergenic, fetal and carcinogenic effects. Commonly known as NutraSweet® and Equal®, Aspartame is now used by over two-thirds of the population.

The FDA approved Aspartame as a low-nutritive sweetener in 1981. It is a synthetic chemical consisting of two amino acids, phenylalanine (50 percent) and aspartic acid (40 percent), and a methyl ester (10 percent) that promptly becomes free methyl alcohol (methanol; wood alcohol). The latter is a severe poison.

Some of the reactions to Aspartame include the initiation or aggravation of diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, convulsions, headache, depression, hyperthyroidism, hypertension and arthritis; the simulation of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and lupus erythematosus; aspartame addiction; and it is linked to brain tumors.

When Aspartame use has been stopped, the prompt improvement of symptoms (grand mal seizures, headache, itching, rashes, severe gastrointestinal reactions) and their recurrence within minutes or hours after resuming Aspartame, provides direct evidence of its adverse effect on humans.

Six pilots who had lost their licenses for unexplained seizures while consuming Aspartame products, sought to have their licenses reinstated by demonstrating the affects Aspartame had on them.

Aspartame in the News
(Jun-26-07) Aspartame linked to cancer: study [SYDNEY MORNING HERALD]

FDA Studies Link Aspartame to Brain Tumors [CLICK PRESS]

FDA studies show aspartame is linked to brain tumors. For 16 years, the FDA resisted pressure to approve aspartame due to safety studies linking the artificial sweetener to numerous adverse reactions, including the development of brain tumors in animal studies. But it was approved in 1981 with a published a list of dozens of symptoms of aspartame poisoning. The FDA admits the adverse affects of aspartame, such as headaches, blindness, seizures, tumors, and death involve 80% of the consumer complaints they receive each year. [ORGANIC CONSUMER ASSOCIATION]

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Last updated June 27 2007

Reader Comments

Posted by
Sandra Burch
I am 54 years old with severe Osteoarthritis. I had surgery in March 2014 on my neck for a pinched nerve, June 2014 on my L4 and L5 spine for 2 bone spurs growing into my spinal cord, February 2015 left hip replaced and July 2015 right shoulder replaced. I am scheduled for surgery in May 2026 to replace my right hip.

Posted by
Joan knight
Does it cause stomach issues among other things nerve damage and bad taste in the mouth and hold button thing

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Consumed large amounts of Diet Coke and other aspartame containing soft drinks for approx 10 years. Brain surgery - nearly fatal complications from severe headaches, major depression, chronic fatigue, tinnitus, memory loss, loss of work.

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Although son was not diagnosed with brain tumor, our son was hospitalized for a week to undergo testing to determine what was causing the seizures. During the hospitalization our son had a total of 4 seizures.The doctors ran a series of tests which included; a blood test, eeg, ct scan, and spinal tap all which resulted in no abnormal results. Only linking factor was our son drank flavored Pedialyte containing Aspartame prior to each seizure.

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Loss of vision, debilitating health issues; fatigue, nerve pain, deminished cognitive ability, slurred speech. 15 prescriptions per day, over $4,000.00 in copays per year.

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Since I stopped using products with aspartame many of my ailments have suddenly disappeared. Such as: seizures, headaches, dizziness, erosion of esophogus lining. I still show minor signs of lupus, fibromyalgia, etc. These things didn't show up until I started ingesting large amounts of crystal light, muscle milk, stride gum, etc. I am a professional vocalist. Aspartame may have ruined my career. My throat lining has eroded with NO explanation. And no one believes that aspartame kills.

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My wife had brain tumors and passed away last January, 2006, all we drink was crystal lite every day. I lost my wife of brain tumors. I still do drink crystal lite and I myself suffer from shakes and body tremmors. My dr. has perscribed me valium for 3-4 years now to stop my shakes.

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