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Aspartame or NutraSweet & Equal - What is it?  Why is it a health concern?

"Studies have shown the possible connection between Aspartame and diseases such as brain tumors, brain lesions and lymphoma.  Short term memory problems and neurological problems have also been noted.

Aspartame is mostly found in diet sodas as a replacement for High Fructose Corn Syrup in regular sodas. Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol.

Aspartic acid, found in Aspartame, interacts with glutamate in the body and overexcites the neurons and causes them to die.  This makes Aspartame into what's known as an excitotoxin.  This continued damage to the neurons from ingestion of Aspartame will increase risk of possibly developing:

● Alzheimers disease
● Parkinsons disease
● Memory loss
● Hearing loss
● Hormonal problems
● Brain lesions
● Dementia
● Neuroendocrine disorders

The most common symptom is memory loss.

This is only some basic information on Aspartame.  Please stop using this drug/chemical in your body for better health. "


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