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The truth about Aspartame and the question around population control. Are they connected?

Updated on June 9, 2011
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Methanol, Aspartic acid, and Phenylalanine; It’s in over 5000 products


Can you imagine that our government has been allowing us to ingest these ingredients in our products for over 20 years? So what is this toxic soup we have been ingesting all these years; it’s Aspartame! Yup that low calorie sweetener your thoughtlessly top up your coffee with,  you bake cookies for you children with and consume in many other products is made up of these three ingredients, methanol, aspartic acid and Phenylalanine, sounds healthy doesn’t it?

So what’s the big deal, well this crap is poison for one thing. Yup I said poison! The government has tricked us into believing this is a safe product. Their have been hundreds of studies proving these components can be the cause of serious health problems and yet we still can give it to our children. It seems when it comes to making money, we the public suffer by the choices people like Donald Rumsfeld have made. Like the choice to allow the placement of aspartame in over 5000 products when he was CEO of Cerly the company that manufactures aspartame. So why would the government lie to us the tax payers? Well, for one thing this product saves and makes millions of dollars each year and it has an added bonus of population control.

So why is it we don’t realize this product isn’t safe for us? Probably because we’ve been told over and over this is a safe and healthy product. We the public have been taught to listen to our elders and governmental leaders, this is programmed into us from the moments our mothers say be quiet in church, or during the news hour, and even when we are at school. We are not taught to think for our selves anymore, we are being taught to follow and observe. And, because of this we have forgotten to ask questions, we have forgotten to dig in a get dirty. We have forgotten that mother-nature has provided us with everything we need, we don’t need substitutes. The fact is mostly everything the government tells us is bullshit. They don’t care about us as individuals; we are all just votes for leadership and pawns used by the twisted world of politics to ensure Financial Control and self preservation. We are the sacrifices that they are willing to make. That is why aspartame as well as others including fluoride are being considered a type of population control by some. They are being passed as safe and healthy to us the public and yet new studies and old are showing a much different result. So the question is, are they stupid? Heartless? Or is their an ulterior motive they don’t want us to know?


Aspartame is in over 5000 products


Aspartame; what is it and what can it do to you?


Aspartame is made up of three things, the first is methanol. Methanol has been highly documented since the 70’s as causing Blindness. Also, when methanol breaks down in the body it breaks down into formaldehyde and formic acid. Formaldehyde is a deadly neurotoxin. An EPA assessment of methanol states that methanol "is considered a cumulative poison due to the low rate of excretion once it is absorbed. In the body, methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde and formic acid; both of these metabolites are toxic." They recommend a limit of consumption of 7.8 mg/day. A one-litre (approx. 1 quart) aspartame-sweetened beverage contains about 56 mg of methanol. Heavy users of aspartame-containing products consume as much as 250 mg of methanol daily or 32 times the EPA limit.

Symptoms from methanol poisoning include headaches, ear buzzing, dizziness, nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances, weakness, vertigo, chills, memory lapses, numbness and shooting pains in the extremities, behavioural disturbances, and neuritis. The most well known problems from methanol poisoning are vision problems including misty vision, progressive contraction of visual fields, blurring of vision, and obscuration of vision, retinal damage, and blindness. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, causes retinal damage, interferes with DNA replication and causes birth defects.

The next is Phenylalanine, this is the toxic component seen in the childhood disorder called phenylketonuria or PKU. In this disorder, phenylalanine accumulates in the blood and hence brain, in very high concentrations. Carriers for the gene develop blood levels of phenylalanine twice as high as those of normal people, when consuming an equal amount of aspartame. Phenylalanine is also known for causing brain lesions and multiple tumours.

 Aspartic acid another component of aspartame can cause serious chronic neurological disorders and a myriad of other acute symptoms. Aspartic acid is an amino acid. Taken in its free form (unbound to proteins) it significantly raises the blood plasma level of aspartate and glutamate. The excess aspartate and glutamate in the blood plasma shortly after ingesting aspartame or products with free glutamic acid (glutamate precursor), leads to a high level of those neurotransmitters in certain areas of the brain. The excess glutamate and aspartate slowly begin to destroy neurons. The large majority (75 percent or more) of neural cells in a particular area of the brain are killed before any clinical symptoms of a chronic illness are noticed.

 In addition, the metabolic breakdown of aspartame yields about a dozen toxic compounds, some of which have been associated with cancer induction and alteration of brain function. The fewer of these toxins and foreign chemicals you expose your unborn child to the better. This also applies to newborns, toddlers, adolescents and adults as well. All of the toxins produced by ingesting aspartame must be detoxified and this puts a strain on the body's ability to cope.

Aspartame changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, blocking or lowering the levels of serotonin, tyrosine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. Therefore, it is typical that aspartame symptoms cannot be detected in lab tests and on x-rays. Textbook disorders and diseases may actually be a toxic load as a result of aspartame poisoning.

Published by the FDA 92 possible side effects


Some other side effects other than brain tumours and blindness ect…that have been listed by the FDA it self in the early 1980’s. They published the 92 possible side effects of aspartame. Here they are as published by the FDA.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Post-Polio Syndrome
Lime Disease
Grave’s Disease
Meniere’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

blindness in one or both eyes
decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision
pain in one or both eyes
decreased tears
trouble with contact lenses
bulging eyes

tinnitus - ringing or buzzing sound
severe intolerance of noise
marked hearing impairment

epileptic seizures
headaches, migraines and (some severe)
dizziness, unsteadiness, both
confusion, memory loss, both
severe drowsiness and sleepiness
paresthesia or numbness of the limbs
severe slurring of speech
severe hyperactivity and restless legs
atypical facial pain
severe tremors

severe depression
personality changes

palpitations, tachycardia
shortness of breath
recent high blood pressure

diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools
abdominal pain
pain when swallowing

Skin and Allergies
itching without a rash
lip and mouth reactions
aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma

Endocrine and Metabolic
loss of control of diabetes
menstrual changes
marked thinning or loss of hair
marked weight loss
gradual weight gain
aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
severe PMS

frequency of voiding and burning during urination
excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating
increased susceptibility to infection

Additional Symptoms of Aspartame Toxicity include the most critical symptoms of all
irreversible brain damage
birth defects, including mental retardation
peptic ulcers
aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets
hyperactivity in children
severe depression
aggressive behavior
suicidal tendencies


Will you consider giving up aspartame?

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What else can we do?


What can you do about aspartame side effects?

Set an example by changing your diet. Try to remember that almost every single product that is low sugar or sugar free has aspartame in it, so instead of buying diet just lower your natural sugar intake. And then….

  • Tell everyone you know.
  • Talk to the schools and day care centers. Offer to speak at parent-teachers meetings.
  • Contact your local, state, and Federal government representatives.
  • If you see someone with a diet drink, ask if they have had any of the typical aspartame side effects.
  • Spread the word at your work.
  • Distribute the Aspartame Consumer Safety Network and Pilot's Hotline
  • Tell your doctor about the scientific research available proving the negative side effects of aspartame.
  • Register a complaint with the FDA, the FAA, the NutraSweet Company about aspartame poisoning.
  • Return all food products with aspartame, opened or unopened, to your grocer. Tell him/her the products make you sick. The grocer can return them to the manufacturer for a store refund. The manufacturer should get the message. So, will the grocer.
  • Spread the word on computer networks.
  • Publish articles in newsletters at your church, place of work, or neighborhood association.
  • Set a personal example for health and wellness.


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    • I Am Rosa profile image

      Rosa Marchisella 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Great article! Hope you don't mind; I linked to it in my own hub on Aspartame!

    • MikeNV profile image


      9 years ago from Henderson, NV

      FYI: Population Control is one of the major objectives of the New World Order. People like Bill Gates are donating Billions of Dollars towards population control.

      Bill Gates, whose combined wealth is said to exceed $100 billion, has joined the Rockefeller Foundation, the World Bank, and the Hewlett Foundation in becoming major international supporters of population control efforts.

      This is actually "Old News". Warren Buffet is behind it as well.

      And these people do not care if people are hurt, injured, maimed or disfigured as long as they die.

    • MikeNV profile image


      9 years ago from Henderson, NV

      People are ignorant and have their heads in the Sand. Donald Rumsfield is a criminal. He was the driving force behind this autrocity. And Monsanto Chemical is all criminals and deeply in bed with the United States Government.

      Fluoride is another Government Sanctioned Poison.

      There are so many uneducated ignorant people in the United States who mistakenly believe the Federal Government cares about them. The Federal Government is owned and run by an invisible government of Bankers and Corporate Interests.

      If you look into what Monsanto Chemical has done with the Soybean Market and their GMO seeds you would be further appealed.

      Most Americans are too stupid to see the poisons in the food supply put there intentionally by Corporate Farms.

      The sad reality is there are only 2 classes of people in the World to the Invisible Government as they push forward their New World Order at the expense of Humanity. Them - which they view as a superior race just like Hitler did, and the inconsequential humans who they view as garbage.

      I waste a lot of time and effort trying to educate the masses as to what is going on in our Government and sadly it's reaching so few who are intelligent enough to comprehend it.

      Voting you Hub Up. Very good work.

    • raguett profile imageAUTHOR

      Meagan Elaine 

      10 years ago

      Hello health at risk.... inportant info.. pass it on


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