Sunday, May 5, 2019

Artificial Sweeteners Origins and Dangers

I’m sure I’ve posted about this before, but it’s good for a refresher.  I compiled a list of some of the known artifiical sweeteners, where they came from, and what the dangers are in consuming them.  My husband and I have both had some really negative side affects after eating something with artificial sweeteners.  Once while I was pregnant (of course before I was told not to have any artificial sweeteners while pregnant) I had some tea and put some splenda or equal in it—it was those packets that are all over in restaurants.  Anyway, I felt horrible that night and I couldn’t sleep. I felt like I was having an anxiety attack.  After that, I did some research and found out why.  Later down the road, I bought a latte instant drink, didn’t look at the ingredients, and had the same affects.  I looked at the ingredients and found out it had sucralose.  Then my husband bought some Quest bars at the health food store, didn’t look at the ingredients because it was at a health food store, where you naturally assume it is safe.  He felt terrible afterwards and had a funny taste in his mouth.  It had sucralose.  I contacted the health food store and they said it was safe.  Whatever.  Then recently my husband bought some bars and again felt sick.  He looked at the ingredients: sucralose.  You would think by now we would be religious to look at the ingredients every time.  We try.  So that’s why I’ve decided to put together this chart.  Once while my kids and I were visiting my grandma, she offered us some instant jello.  I looked at the ingredients and it had aspartame in it.  I told my grandma that aspartame was bad and she replied, "Well, it hasn't hurt me none."  Guess what?  Now she has Alzheimer's, which is linked to artificial sweeteners.  It’s amazing how many artificial sweeteners were discovered while scientists were working on a pesticide or some poisonous thing, spilled some, then licked it off his finger and decided to market it.  And it’s even more amazing that the FDA approves these poisons to be put in our food!  It’s all about the money.

Artificial Sweeteners Origins and Dangers 
(Also available on pdf and jpg.)
Saccharin Discovered while making a toluene, which is produced in the process of making gasoline. Used in creating paints, paint thinners, fingernail polish, etc.Animal studies show it can cause cancer.
CyclamateDiscovered while making antipyretic (fever-reducing) drugs. Banned in US.Animal studies indicate it causes cancer and increases the potency of other cancer-causing chemicals.
Aspartame (Equal)Discovered while making a drug to treat peptic ulcer disease. (Works better than any other poison to kill ants.) Contains phenylalanine, which decomposes into DKP, a known carcinogen, when it is exposed to warm temperatures or prolonged storage. Once swallowed, the methyl ester in aspartame breaks down into methanol (aka wood alcohol, paint remover) which can break down into formaldehyde at cold temperatures. Animal studies show it is toxic to the nervous system and causes brain damage and tumors, and cancer. In some studies the animals died after being fed aspartame.  Studies of aspartame consumption shows that as consumption has increased, so has the number of women with breast cancer, and men with prostate cancer. Increased occurrence of cancer in the brain and spinal cord among children whose mothers consumed aspartame while pregnant. Consumer complaints include headaches and migraines, dizziness, vertigo, aggressive behavior, disorientation, hyperactivity, extreme numbness, excitability, memory loss, loss of depth perception, liver impairment, cardiac arrest, seizures, suicidal tendencies, severe mood swings, depression, detached retina which led to blindness, bleeding conjunctiva in eye, eye pain, visual changes, feeling of being poisoned, weight gain, and death.  Interacts with psychotropic medication such as antidepressants. Aspartame, like MSG, is an excitotoxin, which causes a myriad of brain and nervous system problems. It literally excites nerve cells to death. Also breaks down the blood-brain barrier which keeps toxins out.
AlitameMade from L-aspartic, D-alanine, and tetramethylthietanyl-amine moiety.Little is known.
Sucralose(Splenda)Discovered while making insecticides. Contains chlorine.Tested on pregnant rabbits, nearly half had miscarriages. A 1-2 year study in mice showed reduced growth rate, anemia, shrunken thymus and ovaries, decreased thyroid function, mineral losses, decreased urination, enlarged colon, liver, brain, kidneys, increased cataracts, abnormal liver cells.Can cause agitation, lethargy, seizures, hallucinations, respiratory complaints, irregular heartbeat, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, skin rashes, headaches, dizziness, paralysis of face, tongue, and extremities, respiratory failure, ear, nose, and throat irritation, blurred vision, pulmonary edema, lack of appetite, liver and kidney damage.
Acesulfame-KDiscovered while making fertilizer. Contains carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, sulfur, and potassium. May contain methylene chloride, a known carcinogen.Animal studies show it can cause cancer and breakdown products known to be toxic to the thyroid gland.Can cause headaches, mental confusion, depression, liver effects, kidney effects, bronchitis, loss of appetite, nausea, lack of balance, visual disturbances, and cancer.
Neotame (NutraSweet)Aspartame plus 3-di-methyl-butyl, which is on the EPA’s list of hazardous chemicals.
Sweet’N LowA blend of artificial sweeteners: sucralose, aspartame, acesulfame-K, sorbitol, xylitol, high fructose corn syrup, cyclamate.

*From the book “Sweet Deception” by Dr. Joseph Mercola