Aspartame an artificial sweetener: a violent poison?

As I often point out to the people I meet, when they are refueling their car, they pay close attention to the type of fuel that must be put in the tank, otherwise the car will have problems. In terms of food, these same people do not even bother to read the list of ingredients on the packaging and, unsuspectingly, they fill their stomachs with a cocktail of chemicals in ignorance, even the car no would not want it! Aspartame is one of the most toxic chemicals for your health!

Aspartame (E 951) is part of the sad family of excitotoxins, just like monosodium glutamate (E 621 or GMS), chemical cousin of aspartame widely used since at least 1948 which is a “chameleon poison” that hides under various names such as: artificial and sometimes natural flavors, some spices, yeast extract, hydrogenated vegetable oil, soy protein extract, often used as flavor enhancer in crisps, soups in sachets, sauces, prepared foods, many frozen and diet foods, crab sticks …

These excitotoxins are neurotoxic, that is to say they have the sad ability to quickly destroy the neurons of our brain by exciting them until they explode as explained by the eminent neurosurgeon and American nutritionist , Dr. Russell Blaylock in his book: “Excitotoxins, The Taste that Kills” in 1994 (“Excitotoxins: the taste that kills”), book on aspartame and GMS that may soon be translated into French). But as it is done little by little, as our consumption of products sweetened with aspartame (drinks, sodas, orange juice, yogurts in jars or still to drink, chewing gums, lollipops, various sweets , table sweeteners, some chocolates, dietary products, some jams, cereals, vitamin supplements, hundreds of medicines, more than 5,000 products, the list is impossible to make …), we do not go count right now because this poison accumulates in our body without our knowledge, destroying our immune system (after two hours!) and damaging our DNA in its path … Ah! If we had been told!

But in reality, there are 92 officially recognized side effects since 1995 by the FDA in the United States. In France, apart from a risk of diarrhea, everything is fine! A bit like a “certain cloud” of Chernobyl that would not have passed over our beautiful country …

Some sensitive people are lucky and suffer very quickly (within minutes or hours) from headaches or nausea, having consumed a single product containing aspartame, and as they are listening of their bodies, they deduce that these products are not good for them. So they know how to avoid them. By cons other people, they become very quickly dependent on these products thinking of avoiding calories and “pay attention to their line” or the well-being of their children … These same people will see their health deteriorate more or less quickly and suffer from one or more of the many side effects, while completely ignoring that it is aspartame that is causing their problems. They will therefore consult their doctor or sometimes even their psychiatrist who, like them, not being aware of the toxicity of aspartame, will prescribe drugs that also often contain the same poison … The effect “ball of snow “starts then because aspartame interacts with these drugs and people can sometimes die after a few weeks or a few years!

Side effects

Some of the 92 side effects

Before seeing what is aspartame, let’s look at some of the 92 symptoms: headaches, insomnia, chronic fatigue, dark circles under the eyes, sagging and visual disturbances, more or less serious skin reactions, redness in the eyes. face, itching, weight gain, depression, more or less hair loss, excessive hunger and thirst, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, joint pain, cramps, insomnia, memory loss, nosebleeds, dizziness, high sensitivity to noises, feeling cold even in summer, menstrual problems, impotence, sexual problems, hyperventilation, seizures and convulsions, epilepsy, nausea, vomiting, hypo and hyperglycemia, decreased intelligence, chest pain, thyroid problems , tremor, pain when swallowing or also urinating, sensitivity to infections, hypertension, asthma … But also personality disorders such as: sudden seizures of agr sometimes with physical violence, paranoia, agoraphobia, phobias, panic, sensations of “déjà vu”, irritability, dementia attacks, impaired character, difficulty concentrating, confusion, hyperactivity … And, more serious, brain cancer, rupture of aneurysm, heart problems, strokes, and even death! In addition, aspartame causes symptoms similar to or aggravates the following diseases: fibromyalgia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, lupus, diabetes and diabetic complications, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, lymphoma, congenital malformations, chronic fatigue.

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Chemical composition

What is the composition of aspartame?

50% phenylalanine, always indicated on the labels for the “2%” of the population who could be allergic to it. We can therefore read in very small: “Contains a source of phenylalanine”, DKP (diketopiperazine), product derived from phenylalanine which develops after long periods of storage and which was involved in the appearance of brain tumors , 40% aspartic acid, highly dangerous for the brain: the human species is five times more sensitive to this acid (and glutamic acid found in the E 621) than rats and twenty times more sensitive than the monkeys! This acid has the bad habit of accumulating in our body, affecting our brain (it is a neurotoxic), our reproductive system, it also crosses the placenta and can reach the brain of the fetus. At high doses, this acid can cause anxiety attacks, hyperactivity and obsessions. Finally, the remaining 10% consists of methanol (or wood alcohol), a deadly poison that is gradually released by the small intestine from a temperature of 30 degrees during storage, cooking (which has this crazy idea to make an aspartame cake?), or just in the human body!

This poison accumulates little by little and generally causes visual disturbances such as misty, veiled or darkened vision, double vision, narrowing of the visual field, retinal damage and loss of sight … The other symptoms of poisoning in the eye methanol are usually headaches, tinnitus, gastrointestinal disorders, weaknesses, vertigo, chills, memory lapses, flashing pains in the extremities, behavioral disorders and neuritis …

This methanol, once in the liver, is converted into formaldehyde which is highly neurotoxic and carcinogenic, which in turn can cause visual disturbances, congenital malformations, migraines, vertigo, nausea, discomfort, poor concentration. and also prevents DNA from reproducing. Finally, formaldehyde, once ingested, in turn turns into formic acid that is concentrated in the brain, kidneys and other organs. It is a very dangerous product for cells.

Recognize aspartame

How to know if a product contains aspartame?

1) Read the list of ingredients.

– It is often written in small letters and sometimes illegibly.

– It is located so as not to attract attention: on the back, on the underside, on the sides of the packaging, the furthest from the slogan and beautiful attractive images.

2) Find aspartame among the ingredients.

An aspartame product must contain at least one of the following terms in its list of ingredients:

– aspartame

– aspartame (name in drugs)

– E951

– “contains phenylalanine” or “contains a source of phenylalanine”


A summary of the lugubrious history of aspartame …

1965: In the labs of GD Searle, a chemist inadvertently discovers aspartame while working on a medicine to treat ulcers. This substance is 180 times sweeter than sugar, without being caloric, what a dream for industrialists!

1967: the first experiments are done on monkeys and already show great risks of discomfort, epilepsy and death.

1971: Dr. John Olney, professor of neuropathology and psychiatry, having already demonstrated the dangerousness of monosodium glutamate, manages to prove that aspartic acid (component of aspartame) causes holes in the brain of young mice!

1973: Searle presents FDA with about 100 studies in which brain tumors observed in monkeys and mice are “forgotten.”

1974: On July 26, the FDA authorizes aspartame as an additive, only in dry foods, despite the lack of further study of Searle’s results. Some people start to eat in France while the FDA puts the aspartame on the market. A whole bunch of reports and people manipulated with a lot of money followed, even Donald Rumsfeld; now Secretary of Defense in the United States, joined in 1977 and played a key role in imposing aspartame on the market in 1981 …

1979: Despite very worrying reports about the toxicity of methanol, 10% of aspartame, considered a deadly poison since 1978, aspartame is then introduced in some pharmaceuticals in France!

1980: Asparagus sweetmeats are on sale all over Europe, except in England …

1981: Aspartame is permitted in certain food products in powder form, in chewing gum, table sweeteners (Nutrasweet in the United States), cereals, certain desserts, and instant coffees.

1983: Aspartame is allowed in soft drinks in the United States and then in England.

1984: FDA clears aspartame in vitamin supplements and in July a study by The Journal of Applied Nutrition shows that at high temperatures, aspartame is converted to methanol faster (perhaps this is the reason for the mention on the bottles “Serve very fresh”).

1985: On October 1, Monsanto, the famous producer of bovine hormones, GMOs and pesticides like Round Up, buys Searle for $ 2.7 billion. Subsequently, aspartame is used in more and more products, despite the thousands of complaints from US consumers, the reports follow one another but nothing in France …

1995: Dr. Betty Martini creates in the USA Mission Possible International.

1997 : sortie du livre du Dr Russell Blaylock, « Excitotoxins : The Taste That Kills ».

1998: Monsanto would like to have Neotame approved as a new sweetener; 60 times sweeter than aspartame and up to 13000 times sweeter than sugar, another chemical little studied and suspected to be so neurotoxic. In May, an independent study done by the University of Barcelona still proves the toxicity of aspartame but we forget it quickly … And in October, we realize that even some drinks other than “light”, “free” or “No sugar” also contain aspartame because it costs three times cheaper than sugar. You have to read all the labels!

2000: Monsanto sells Nutrasweet to a group of former directors of Monsanto ($ 440 million) and resells its interests to Nutrasweet AG and Euro Aspartame (which even has a plant in northern France). Since then, this additive has not ceased to be the most controversial in the world.

2001: Release of Dr. HJ Roberts’ largest book on Aspartame, containing more than 1,000 pages: “Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic”, containing hundreds of testimonies and upsetting.

2002: On July 9, Neotame is allowed in some countries.

2004: In May, a documentary on the side effects of aspartame and monosodium glutamate is released on DVD: “Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World”, an extraordinary documentary made by a victim of aspartame who had multiple sclerosis and who had twelve spots in the brain of different sizes, it was in February 2002. Once detoxified (there are seven detox clinics in the world but none in Europe), this person lost 34 kilos, left his chair rolling and has almost no spots in the brain. The official release of this DVD is scheduled for December 2005. Then follow another documentary entitled “Sweet Remedy”. To be continued…

2005: An Italian study of the Ramazzini Institute in Bologna proves that aspartame causes leukemias and lymphomas, but this still does not make headlines in France. While a beautiful article of 12 pages was devoted in the English magazine “The Ecologist” in September 2005. According to Nexus magazine number 10, 400 million kilograms of aspartame have been consumed since it was put on the market.


At a conference in a health conference in the spring of 2005, a small sentence marked me: “We can not change the system from above but we can change it from the bottom.” “The low” is all of us, consumers who bought all these dangerous products without knowing it, we have the right to say no and spend our money in products of better nutritional quality, the most natural possible because our body is not made to consume chemicals! I met many people who say they eat organic but who took 2, 4 or 6 sweeteners a day or who chewed “sugar-free” chewing gum until then what they meet me!

It is interesting to know that out of 500 authorized additives and 4,000 aromas that are more often chemical than natural, according to a recent study, we would consume in one year … nearly three kilos of additives per person! As far as aspartame is concerned, I can tell you that I have already killed a rat on my terrace and two mice in my garage with sweeteners “offered” by victims, others have used powder ( without breathing!) to get rid of ants! The side effects of aspartame are often reversible, so do the 60-day test without aspartame or monosodium glutamate, cook your own dishes, avoid red meats that contain a natural source of phenylalanine and drink nearly two liters of water a day!

Corinne Gouget

To remember

Aspartame is one of the most studied food additives in the world, and the majority of studies conclude that it is healthy.

Almost every study did not reveal any adverse effects of consuming it. Some of these studies included people who are themselves actually considered to be sensitive to aspartame (41).

All things considered, there is not enough evidence to say that aspartame is harmful.

However, it is impossible to rule out some rare cases of real sensitivity to aspartame or allergy.

If you have the impression of having an adverse reaction to aspartame, then you just have to avoid it.

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