Numerous medical professionals believe that aspartame is bad for you. Users have complained to the FDA about a number of adverse side effects caused by the consumption of aspartame, including dizziness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, mood swings, seizures and fatigue. Here are some of the ways that aspartame affects your health.
1- Aspartame Causes Headaches
Independent studies show that aspartame causes headaches. In fact, studies have shown that the consumption of aspartame can worsen migraine symptoms in those who suffer from migraines.
2- Aspartame May Cause Depression and Other Psychiatric Symptoms
Studies show that those with depression and other mood disorders should avoid consuming aspartame. It can make the symptoms of depression and other mood disorders much worse.
Aspartame may also contribute to insomnia and the development of phobias, or irrational fears. Aspartame may cause significant personality changes, and may make regular users irritable and aggressive or anxious and depressed. Aspartame use may cause hyperactivity in children and adults, and may cause suidical feelings and behavior.
3- Aspartame May Cause Cancer
FDA studies have found that aspartame consumption may cause brain tumors in lab rats. However, a number of studies conducted by the FDA and independent researchers have failed to conclusively prove that aspartame consumption causes cancer in humans.
4- Aspartame May Make It Difficult to Lose Weight
Some studies suggest that aspartame consumption may lead to increased caloric consumption and weight gain, even though participants reported no increase in feelings of hunger, and no increase in the amount of food consumed. Researchers don’t yet understand why aspartame may contribute to weight gain, however.
5- Aspartame Affects Your Nervous System
Aspartame may be responsible for a number of neurological symptoms, including seizures, headaches and migraines. Aspartame users may experience dizziness, confusion, memory loss, sleepiness, numbness in the legs and arms, slurred speech or facial pain. Aspartame may cause hyperactivity, restless legs and tremors.
6) Aspartame May Damage Your Vision
Aspartame may cause blindness or decreased vision. Other eye problems associated with aspartame use include:
- Eye pain
- Decreased night vision
- Dry eyes
- Bulging eyes
- Blurred vision
- Tunnel vision
- The appearance of bright flashes or squiggly lines in the field of vision
7- Aspartame Causes Gastrointestinal Problems
Regular users of aspartame may experience nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Stools may be bloody. They may experience abdominal pain and cramps. Swallowing may be uncomfortable or even painful.
8- Aspartame Worsens Allergies
Aspartame may worsen the symptoms of dermatitis and other allergies. It may contribute to itchy skin rashes, hives and asthma attacks. Those who are allergic to aspartame itself may experience reactions on the lips and mouth.
9- Aspartame Contributes to a Range of Other Diseases
Aspartame may be linked to a number of chronic diseases including fibromyalgia, tinnitus, multiple sclerosis, panic attacks, lupus and cancer. It can make it difficult or even impossible to control the symptoms of diabetes. It may be responsible for many cases of severe depression.
Aspartame use may mimic or worsen the symptoms of other diseases including:
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Grave’s Disease
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Meniere’s Disease