Artificial sweeteners are worse for you than any form of sugar. They can be found in many different foods, drinks, candies, and even some medications. Artificial sweeteners like sucralose and aspartame have been linked to the development of birth defects, neurological diseases, obesity, diabetes, and some cancers. This is why we like to call artificial sweeteners bad magic. In this episode, we’ll discuss the potential dangers of artificial sweeteners, and some good alternatives.
Aspartame is one of the most infamous artificial sweeteners, and accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported by the FDA. A few of the 90 documented symptoms listed in the report as part of aspartame dangers are:
- Muscle Spasms
- Vision Problems
- Anxiety Attacks
- Memory Loss
- Joint Pain
When aspartame is ingested, the body metabolizes it into two amino acids. It breaks down into phenylalanine and aspartic acid, and is also broken down into methanol. Methanol is considered extremely toxic to humans because it breaks down into formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, and it can have negative affects on the nervous system, vision, and gastrointestinal system. Aspartame is also classified as an excitotoxin. Excitotoxins are compounds that essentially “excite” cells to death. They can stimulate nerve cells and brain cells until they become damaged or die. MSG (monosodium glutamate) is another example of an excitotoxin. Excitotoxins may contribute to the development of neurological disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Product Mentioned in Today’s Show:
Gluco Support – Supplies a powerful mix of nutrients and botanicals that efficiently help support normal glucose metabolism, structure and function of basement membranes such as nerve tissue, and insulin sensitivity.†
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