When stored for a long time, Aspartame breaks down into the chemical Diketopiperazine. This chemical can also occur after Aspartame is eaten. In both animals and humans, Diketopiperazine has been shown to cause cancer, especially in the form of brain tumors.
Once ingested, Aspartame breaks down into three primary components.
It is difficult for the human body to metabolize and get rid of Phenylalanine. At high levels, it builds up in the brain and can cause neurological problems such as schizophrenia, depression, and seizures.
Nearly half of Aspartame is Aspartic Acid. Aspartate is another name for Aspartic Acid. High levels of Aspartic Acid in the brain can over-stimulate cells and cause them to die. Over time, this can damage neurons and lead to Parkinson’s, memory loss and many other neurological conditions.
Methanol in Nature
Methanol exists in nature in fruit. However the methanol in fruit is bound to pectin. The human body lacks the enzyme to split methanol off from pectin, so this is passed through the body without doing any damage (when consumed as naturally occurring in fruit).
Methanol As a Component of Aspartame
In Aspartame, 10 percent of the substance is unbound Methanol. Unbound Methanol is a poison. The human body’s attempt to deal with unbound Methanol produces results in formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a cumulative toxin that is stored in the human body indefinitely.
Another way that Methanol is released is by storage in conditions warmer than 86 oF. This can also occur when cooking with aspartame. Some speculate that Desert Storm Syndrome’s symptoms can be attributed to formaldehyde poisoning that resulted from heavy consumption of methanol in aspartame sweetened drinks stored in hot conditions. Some of the symptoms of methanol poisoning include depression of the central nervous system, blindness, dizziness, headache, nausea, confusion, loss of coordination, and in very large doses, unconsciousness and death.
For a more extensive list of possible side effects of Aspartame consumption, type ‘aspartame side effects’ into your internet search engine.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
* Remove all sugar-free products with Aspartame from your diet.
* Use natural sweeteners like honey (in moderation) and stevia leaf.
* Keep a record of health changes. Don’t ignore symptoms.
* Exercise to help move toxins out of your system.
* Restore depleted nutrients by consuming nutrient dense foods.
* Get uninterrupted rest in a DARK room.
* Drink plenty of the purest water you can get.
This article is for information purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. It is the responsibility of the reader to carefully consider all options and weigh the risks of decisions that could affect health.