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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Aspartame (Part 2)


Aspartame is a poison that does not belong in our body, and this is not an exaggeration. Yet, this toxic substance is consumed by over 200 million people around the world and is found in more than 6,000 products.

Everything from soda and chewing gum to desserts, yogurt, and even some vitamins and cough drops contains it.

Here's a breakdown of aspartames three chemicals: the amino aspartic acid and phenylalanine, and methanol.

1. Aspartic acid (40% of aspartame)

Aspartame acts as a neurotransmitter in you brain by facilitating the transmission of information from neuron to neuron. Too much aspartate in your brain kills certain neurons by allowing the influx of too much calcium into your cells. This influx trigger excessive amounts of tree radicals, which kill cells.

The neural cell damage than can be caused by excessive aspartate is why Dr. Blaylock refers to them as "excitotooxins." The "excite" or stimulate your neural cells to death.

Now, when aspartic is consumed, it significantly raises your blood level of aspartate, which leads to a high level of those neurotransmitters in certain areas of your brain, where they slowly begin to destroy neurons.

Your brain cells could be dying right now, but you likely would not notice the symptoms until 75 percent or more are gone. Then, chronic illnesses such as the following, which may by caused by long-term exposure to excitatory amino acid damage, may occur:

  • Multiple scelorsis, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease
  • Memory and hearinf loss
  • Hormonal problems
  • Epilepsy
  • AIDS
  • Brain lesions
  • Neuroendocrine disorders
To be continue, information came from mercola.com

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