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Doctor insights on: Aspartame Side Effects

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Does aspartame cause side effects like insomnia, anxiety, or breathing problems?

Does aspartame cause side effects like insomnia, anxiety, or breathing problems?

Apparently so: As dr. Howell says, there's controversy about this, as there's money in selling aspartame-sweetened diet drinks and more. However, cleansing your system of toxins when you have unusual symptoms makes sense. "non-nutritional" sweetener is what it's euphemistically called. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/06/aspartame-most-dangerous-substance-added-to-food.aspx. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much aspartame?

Aspartame: There is always a possibility of side effects from almost everything but if you go online and look up aspartame you will see that it very unlikely to cause any concern. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with aspartame in diet soda and diet foods?

What side effects are commonly associated with aspartame in diet soda and diet foods?

Controversy: Aspartame is a non nutriative artificial sweetner that many people believe causes neurological and GI problems it can cause bloating, upset stomach, headaches, mood alterations fatigue, memory loss and more. The soft drink industry says that it is safe. As a dentist, i know that diet sodas are as bad for your teeth as regular sodas so switch to water. ...Read more

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When a drink says Sugar Free and has Aspartame (spelling) does it have 0 Sugar? Does aspertame have the same negative side effects as Sugar?

When a drink says Sugar Free and has Aspartame (spelling) does it have 0 Sugar? Does aspertame have the same negative side effects as Sugar?

Artificial sweetner: Aspartane is a commonly used sugar substitute. it has Zero sugar in it. But it does have some metabolic effects like the sugars. So avoid or minimize its use.... it may not be totally safe as it is claimed. ...Read more

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Is aspertame actually okay? What may some side effects from excessive amounts? -thanks-

Is aspertame actually okay? What may some side effects from excessive amounts? -thanks-

You decide: The campaign against aspartame was fueled by a pseudonymous militant making obviously false, obviously-libelous claims; he/she was never caught. With the nih full of piranhas out to prove things, a grave danger couldn't be hidden. There are anecdotes about allergy, and anytime something's presented as a danger people will claim they are sure it made them sick. No hard science has held up so far. ...Read more

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Could my neighbor have possibly discovered a new side effect from aspartame? She only spots when she eats it and she's post menapausal!

Could my neighbor have possibly discovered a new side effect from aspartame? She only spots when she eats it and she's post menapausal!

Unlikely: While aspartame is an unlikely cause of vaginal spotting, any woman who has vaginal spotting or bleeding after menopause needs to be evaluated by their gyencologist. Let your neighbot know! ...Read more

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How to find out if something has aspartame in it?

Ingredient list: Hi. I suggest all my patients read the ingredient list on what they buy. Aspartame will be listed in the ingredient list. ...Read more

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Is aspartame bad for you? What has it been linked too?

Yes: Artificial sweetners are not good for you. Why is it neccessary to sweeten any thing. Consuming sweeteners is definitely associated with abdominal obesity .It upregulates your sweet taste. Eat and drink natural. ...Read more