Many people who are trying to lose weight and eat healthier have jumped on the artificial sweetener bandwagon. Unfortunately one of the leading top sellers in the sugar substitute category is aspartame, a product that has been approved by the FDA but still manages be the leading culprit in a whole mess of illnesses. People who have suffered from aspartame side effects claim they have chemical poisoning yet the FDA claims it is completely safe.
Aspartame is found in a whole host of foods including breath mints, diet soda, cereal, gum, flavored water, maple syrup, sugar free jello, and juice. Basically, if you are trying to watch your weight and eat a lot of reduced fat or “sugar-free” foods you are probably getting a pretty high dose of formaldehyde.
Wait a minute, you may be thinking, where does formaldehyde come into it? Well, when you ingest aspartame the product will warm to your body temperature of 98 degrees. Yet, at 86 degrees aspartame converts to formaldehyde. Yes, the chemical that is used to embalm corpses.
Side effects of aspartame include abdominal pain, headaches, frequent thirst, fatigue, nausea or vomiting, blurred vision, weight gain, irritability and emotional instability, muscle cramps, shortness of breath, and seizures. If you experience any of these symptoms it is recommended that you stop using any products that contain aspartame immediately.