Are You Still Consuming Aspartame? STOP…

The Dirtiest Secrets of Aspartame – Revealed!

Dr Mercola |


NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal Measure – these are just some aliases that aspartame, the worst type of artificial sweetener there probably is, goes by.

Aspartame was discovered accidentally in 1965 by G.D. Searle Company chemist James Schlatter while he was testing an anti-ulcer drug. Consisting of three major chemicals – aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol – aspartame is listed under the category of “chemical poison” in the bookPrescription for Nutritional Healing, by James and Phyllis Balch. This basically sums up what aspartame truly is.

Originally, aspartame was only approved for dry goods in 1981 and in carbonated drinks in 1983, despite protests from credible individuals, including neuroscience researcher Dr. John W. Olney and consumer attorney James Turner.

Today, aspartame can be found in over 6,000 products, frequently diet foods and those labeled “sugar-free.” Here are some shocking examples of aspartame-laden products:

  • Breath mints
  • Cereals and other instant breakfast meals
  • Chewing gum
  • Coffee
  • Laxatives
  • Pasteurized milk
  • Soft drinks
  • Yogurt
  • Pharmaceuticals and supplements, including over-the-counter drugs

Excessive sugar consumption definitely comes with serious health dangers. However, natural health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola strongly believes that substituting natural sugar with toxic artificial sweeteners like aspartame is clearly not the best way to go, as they only do you more harm than good.

Is Sugar-Free Really Safe?

The US Food and Drug Administration has given the green light for aspartame’s safe consumption, disregarding the fact that 85 percent of the overall complaints reported through their agency are adverse reactions to aspartame, including five accounts of READ MORE:

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