hungryone… What do you disagree with?
That Aspartic Acid has no impact on testosterone?
Or are you simply stating your dislike for Aspartame based on you perceived beliefs?
This is Heavy,
GOOGLE the following article:
Health Effects of the Artificial Sweetener Aspartame Jeanne Wahlen
and OPEN YOUR EYES TO SCIENE!!!
hungryone wrote: Aspartame has been associated with 92 different health side effects
And then there is methanol, more commonly known as wood alcohol. Finally, while aspartame will not raise blood glucose levels, you have not mentioned the subsequent release of insulin that DOES follow.
hungryone… I dont follow what Some experts BELIEVE and write in articles.
People THINK that the title -MD- qualifies them as the word of god.
SHOW ME THE SCIENCE BABY!
I BELIEVE what experts and science can prove!
Dr Russell L. Blaylock is the most widely CRITICIZED and DISPROVEN doctors of our modern age!
When ANYONE quotes BLAYLOCK, I know instantly they lack research.
See what Snopes.com
said about aspartame Dr Blaylock
Forgive me, I mean no ill will but you really need to research more about him and his theories. This guy is a total QUACK
Also Wiki the Aspartame_controversy
Also, Show Me ONE scientific ARTICAL that SHOWS INSULIN is affected by Aspartame in any way!
I can tell you as a someone who consumes an average of 2.5g of aspartame per day, my glucose levels NEVER exceed 100! Studies have shown people who dont get glucose in their blood and become hypoglycemic will eat in excess causing insulin spikes. For those who know how to stabilize their glucose, they never have an issue!!!
Aspartame absorbs into the body, where it breaks down into methanol, aspartic acid, and phenylalanine and all three metabolites naturally occur in the body no matter what dose you ingest. Taken SEPARATELY…however… can cause harm in VERY, VERY high doses.
WHO THE HELL WOULD TAKE THESE CHEMICALS SEPEARATELY IN SUPPER MEGA SKY HIGH MONSTER DOSES ANYHOW?
So you know just ONE BANANNA, yes just one bananna has 10TIMES the amount of methanol than does on can of diet soda!!! WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? Don’t take my word for it… Reasearch it for yourself!
As I said earlier, 1 can of diet soda has 180mg of Aspartame
Harmful Ingested amounts for a 200lb person:
METHANOL (10% of Aspartame by Vol) - 45.5g or 500 mg of methanol per kg of body weight
That = 237 Gallons of Diet Soda!!!
DID I SAY GALLONS??? I DID!
Researchers have studied whether methanol levels in the blood rise significantly when humans consume aspartame. In one study, subjects were given 34 mg-aspartame/kg body weight. Blood levels did not rise detectably [Filer Jr. and Stegink, 1989]. Another experiment showed that blood methanol levels did not rise even when subjects consumed 200 mg-aspartame/kg body weight [Stegink and Filer Jr., 1984]. In long term studies, researchers found that when humans consume aspartame, the resulting formate production is balanced by excretion, so that blood levels of formate do not change [Leon and others, 1989]. Another indication that humans can safely consume products sweetened with aspartame is that these products contain less methanol than some natural food substances. For example, fruit juices contain an average of 140 mg-methanol/L, but an aspartame-sweetened diet soft drink contains only 56 mg-methanol/L [Kretchmer and Hollenbeck, 1991]. According to this data, the methanol in aspartame poses no risk to humans.
Effects of Aspartic Acid. [Stegink and Filer Jr., 1984]. [Kretchmer and Hollenbeck, 1991]. Under normal conditions, aspartic acid does not harm humans because it is excluded from the brain by the blood-brain barrier, but at high doses it can cross the barrier and cause damage.
In a study on aspartic acid and glutamate, humans were given approximately 200 mg-aspartame/kg body weight. The combined plasma levels of aspartic acid and glutamate peaked at about 7 mM/100 mL [Stegink and others, 1980]. This level is only one-twentieth of that necessary to cause brain damage in infant mice [Kretchmer and Hollenbeck, 1991]. According to this data, humans who consume aspartame do not have to worry about being harmed by combined levels of aspartic acid and glutamate.
Effects of Phenylalanine. A series of studies looked into this possibility. In one experiment, twelve normal individuals (six men, six women) and eight women heterozygous for PKU were given 34 mg-aspartame/kg body weight in one serving after a period of fasting. The levels of phenylalanine in the blood were only 5 microM/100 mL higher for the PKU-heterozygous subjects. According to this research, this small increase in phenylalanine concentration does not pose a risk to PKU-heterozygous individuals [Kretchmer and Hollenbeck, 1991].
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