Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: Aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. The book, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, by James and Phyllis Balch, lists Aspartame under the category of "chemical poison." As you shall see, that is exactly what it is.
ASPARTIC ACID (40% OF ASPARTAME)
Dr Russell L. Blaylock, a professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical University of Mississippi, recently published a book thoroughly detailing the damage that is caused by the ingestion of excessive aspartic acid from aspartame. [Ninety nine percent of monosodium glutamate 9MSG) is glutamic acid. The damage it causes is also documented in Blaylock's book.] Blaylock makes use of almost 500 scientific references to show how excess free excitatory amino acids such as aspartic acid and glutamic acid in our food supply are causing serious chronic neurological disorders and a myriad of other acute symptoms.(3)
Ok, so from what the above quote says, is taking Aspartic acid safe then? I'm confused b/c the mag/potassium aspartates are needed in fighting Lyme, right? Is there a chemical difference between the Aspartame and aspartic acid?
I used Nutrasweet for a few years before I fell ill with Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome and fibromyalgia. Of course I'd go knock myself upside the head with what I know now, but of course can't do that! lol!!
does anyone know if Aspartame stays in the body for years after usage? Is there a way to detox the body of this?