Aspartame, also known as NutraSweet and Equal, is one of the most widely used artificial sweeteners on the market today. It is used in thousands of foods and beverages including chewing gum, candies, diet soft drinks, desserts, yogurt, condiments, and even vitamins and pharmaceuticals.
Astonishingly, although millions of people consume Aspartame every single day, it was never tested on humans prior to its approval.
First introduced in the 1980s, Aspartame has constantly been linked to a broad range of health problems. In a report by Dr. Joseph Mercola, he wrote that “Aspartame accountsfor over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA.” Here’s just a few of the over 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as part of Aspartame dangers:
Headaches/migraines, Dizziness, Seizures, Nausea, Numbness
Muscle spasms, Weight gain, Rashes, Depression, Fatigue
Irritability, Tachycardia, Insomnia, Vision problems, Hearing loss