Aspartame: The Silent Killer

Why is aspartame so terrible?

Aspartame is a chemical that is used to sweeten our foods, and more and more people are ingesting this terrible man-made sweetener.

Dr. Russell L. Blaylock, a professor of neurosurgery at the Medical University of Mississippi, recently published a book thoroughly detailing the damage that is caused by the ingestion of excessive aspartic acid from aspartame. Blaylock makes use of almost 500 scientific references to show how excess free excitatory amino acids such as aspartic acid and glutamic acid (about 99 percent of monosodium glutamate or MSG is glutamic acid) in our food supply are causing serious chronic neurological disorders and a myriad of other acute symptoms. These effects are linked to the possible formation of formaldehyde in our blood after consumption.

Other documented symptoms listed are:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Seizures
  • Numbness
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Heart palpitations
  • Memory loss
  • Joint pain
  • Migraines

The following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting aspartame:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Brain tumours
  • Epilepsy
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Birth defects
  • Alzheimer's
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetes

Here is a list of products that can contain aspartame:

  • Breath mint
  • BCAA powder
  • Pre-workout powder
  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Cereals
  • Chewing Gum
  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Flavored Syrups for Coffee
  • Flavored Water Products
  • Frozen Ice
  • Frozen Ice Cream Novelties
  • Fruit Spreads
  • Sugar Free jello
  • Hard Candies
  • Ice cream Toppings
  • Ice Creams, No Sugar or Sugar Free
  • Powdered Iced Tea
  • Instant Cocoa Mix
  • Jams & Jellies
  • Juice Blends
  • Low calorie sweeteners
  • Maple Syrups
  • Meal Replacement
  • No Sugar Added Pies
  • Non-Carbonated Diet Soft drinks
  • Nutritional Bars
  • Powdered Soft Drinks
  • Protein supplements
  • Pudding
  • Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup
  • Sugar Free Cookies
  • Sugar Free Ketchup
  • Vegetable Drinks
  • Yogurt

  • Yes, unfortunately the supplements that are supposed to help us with our workouts are most likely loaded with aspartame. Now you have to think to yourself, "how much am I having everyday?"

    If you have been getting weird symptoms of any kind, maybe you should start looking deeper into what you have been ingesting daily. Your best bet for optimal health is to consume as many natural products daily, and to avoid all the sugar-free hype. It's up to you what you want to do, your future selves may thank you.