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Monday, April 28, 2008

Aspartame Can Damage Your Brain


Aspartame may inhibit the ability in your brain to function normally, according to a new review by scientists from the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo. The review found that high doses of the sweetener may lead to neurodegeneration. It has also previously been found that aspartame consumption can cause neurological and behavioral disturbances in sensitive individuals.

The review found a number of direct and indirect changes that occur in your brain as a result og high consumption levels of aspartame, including disturbing:

  • The metabolism of amino acids
  • Protein structure and metabolism
  • The integrity of nucleic acids
  • Neuronal function
  • Endocrine balances
Further, the breakdown of aspartame causes nerves to fire excessively, which can indirectly lead to a high rate of neuron depolarisation.
From Mercola.com

Please read labels and see what's in it. If it's man made do not consume it. Stick to all natural ingredients in my opinion.

3 comments:

Sweet Pea 48 April 28, 2008 at 8:20 PM  

I agree. All this manmade stuff is causing a lot of problems because our bodies don't know how to react to it. I think that is why we are seeing so many autoimmune diseases and allergies developing in people.

Petula Wright April 28, 2008 at 10:15 PM  

Whoa! That's really interesting! Thanks for posting this. I'm not a fan of the artificle sweetener anyway, but this even gives me more reason not to use it.

Nedekcir April 28, 2008 at 10:53 PM  

thanks for stopping by sweat pea and petula.

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