Today, when chilling with friends and an ice cold SPRITE, I made a rather shocking discovery:
Peeled off TAX sticker reveals warning: CAUTION: CONTAINS ASPARTAME*
After my first sip (which would also be the very last and it left an awful taste in my mouth), I scratched off the Ghana Revenue Authority TAX sticker of the bottle's cap looking for any hint on the foul taste in my mouth and read in the third line of the microscopic sized text CAUTION: Contains aspartame.
Aspartame is a highly addictive artificial sweetener and flavour enhancer, used in over 10,000 products worldwide.
One reason why manufacturers use aspartame in so many products may be because it is cheaper than sugar, as well as being highly addictive.
Produced by genetic engineering, aspartame is incorrectly classified as an additive, when it is in fact an excitotoxic- and neurotoxic drug, supposedly developed to treat peptic ulcers.
Since its creation, aspartame has been known to cause cancer, and only received approval by the American Food and Drug Agency (FDA) through fraudulent means.
Aspartame is predominantly used in sugar-free, low-fat and diet products, chewing gums, sports- and energy drinks.
It’s also added to pharmaceuticals, medications, supplements and personal care products, but might not be labelled as aspartame because there is no requirement to do so.
Brand names include Aminosweet, Equal, Nutrasweet, Spoonful, and NutraTaste. It can also be listed as E951, and sometimes labels will only say ‘contains phenylalanine’.
Aspartame is a known potent brain toxin and endocrine disrupter, it consists of the amino acids aspartic acid and phenylalanine.
More than 90 countries world-wide approve Aspartame for human consumption and some people, including children, consume it in large quantities.
When ingested, aspartame is broken down into these amino acids and a small amount of methanol (or "wood alcohol").
I found out that aspartame is an excitotoxin and a known carcinogenic substance - in other words aspartame causes brain cells to die and causes cancer.
My very first question: Is it even LEGAL for a tax stamp to cover this warning?
Of course, taxing people is important government business, but..
Aspartame is an exciton-toxin, which binds with cells, adding too much calcium to them, which causes them to die - creating nervous system disorders. Aspartame can also form a harmful by-product called diketonepiperazine (DKP), an agent linked to brain tumours.
The brains of unborn foetuses, babies and young children are particularly easily damaged by these toxins, that can enter the brain through the placenta to a foetus and breach the immature blood brain barrier, destroying synapses and cells.
The reason is because infants and young children have yet to fully develop their blood-brain barrier, which helps protect against toxins like this one, so it becomes extremely toxic to them.
Over time this toxin builds up in the body wrecking havoc - and more often than not: Sending you to hospital and sooner than later, 6 feet under.
About 20% of Ghanaians die of diseases that can be linked to the ingestion of aspartame
Aspartame is made up of aspartic acid (40%), phenylalanine (50%) and methanol (10%) - all three forms present in aspartame have neurotoxic effects on the human body. (A neurotoxin overstimulates nerve cells until they die.)
Phenylalanine excites the neurons in the brain resulting in cellular death.
Aspartame, contains 11% methanol by weight (about 20mg per serving).
Methanol is a toxic alcohol that is used industrially as a solvent, pesticide, and alternative fuel source.
Furthermore, methanol is metabolized into the known human carcinogen formaldehyde and formic acid, which is known to be highly toxic to the central nervous system. This happens at lower temperatures than the temperature of the human body.
In nature, Formic Acid is most commonly found in the bites and stings of insects, namely ants and bees. It is also being used as a pesticide.
A Ghanaian study found that aspartame can be found in 21% of beverages in Ghana, including sodas, 'juices', flavoured waters, dairy products, nutrition bars, desserts, chewing gum, candy, 'toffees' sauces, syrups and condiments.
It is also a component of some prescription and over-the-counter medications and chewable vitamins.
Chronic (90 day) administration of aspartame to rats, at ranges only 50% above what the FDA considers safe for human consumption, resulted in blood and brain tissue changes consistent with brain damage.
You may be tricked into thinking you are drinking something sweet, but your brain knows better and expects a calorie intake to occur. When it doesn’t - the regulatory mechanisms are disturbed.
In one study, people who drank two or more diet sodas a day experienced waist size increases that were six times greater than those of people who didn’t drink diet soda.
Blood sugar levels are also raised by Aspartame which can be dangerous to diabetic patients.
It’s probably your diet, your environment, or both.
We decided to distance ourselves and that: People need to know the truth about companies which are slowly poisoning us and our children.
So, how evil is a company that silently, and under (tax stamp) cover - kills our children - our future, using parents as their unaware PUSHERS of an addictive, deadly drug to their own children?
Coca Cola is an company who will stop at nothing to expand their reach at any cost. Anyone who work for the CocaCola company, including those who help to advertise this POISON to children are the scum of the earth.
The most sinister part of this is that these products are being marketed to youth and children.
The components of aspartame can lead to a number of health problems: Side effects can occur gradually, can be immediate, or can be acute reactions.
These are not allergies or sensitivities, but diseases and disease syndromes.
Aspartame changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, blocking or lowering the levels of serotonin, tyrosine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. Therefore, it is typical that aspartame symptoms cannot be detected in lab tests and on x-rays. Textbook disorders and diseases may actually be a toxic load as a result of aspartame poisoning.
I won't stop here.
This toxic additive is also contained in medicines which may be used by children and young people. If you are not sure whether a medicine you are giving your child contains aspartame, ask the pharmacist.
Be on the lookout for 'sugar-free', also 'chewable' and 'effervescent'...
Type 2 diabetes is becoming so common it is all but expected in those tipping over from overweight to obese.
Why are we not screaming? Almost all of these cases are preventable, developing as a result of what a person shoves in their gob.
Part of the solution is simple: stop swallowing the most obvious of our mortal enemies. Just bypass those who are all fizz and no function.
Stop offering the fizzy stuff as a standard choice. Stop having it as part of the pantry, the fridge, the party.
Deciding that soft drinks will be dropped from the shopping list is a simple, straightforward and life saving step.
Parents often protest with a standard, reflexive line that their children only get soft drink as a treat.
It wires little taste-buds to seek things that are artificial and unnaturally sweet.
Science shows it takes concerted detoxification for them to regain appreciation for real flavour and to be able to identify what tastes truly good.
Artificial sweeteners are their own kind of wicked, easing the sweet craving and maintaining the sweet habit while delivering chemicals in a body and precious brain.
Soft drink is the scourge of nations.
It serves no nutritional purpose. It does not even fill our bulging bellies. Boycott the junk. Drink water instead.
At AYASOFT, we refuse to ever bless Coca Cola marketing with our products and services and we hope that Coca Cola and all its aware supporters enjoy burning in hell for all eternity for their evil ways.
Ghanaians should boycott all Coca-Cola and Non-Nutritive Sweetener products.
Begin with detoxifying your body of all residual chemical toxins from aspartame's chemical make up of phenylalanine, aspartic acid and methanol and their toxic by-products, and see if any adverse health symptoms remain. Try the Aspartame Detoxification Program, and within 30 days your symptoms should disappear.
Coca-Cola’s products Coca Cola, Sprite and Fanta may be ‘poisonous’, rules Nigeria Court
Death by Diet Soda? (The New York Times)
Giving soft drinks to kids is child abuse
Why you don't know how much artificial sweetener you're feeding your child (CNN Health)
The dangers of aspartame (Organicnz)
What are the side effects of aspartame?
Cardiovascular diseases in Ghana within the context of globalization (Richard Ofori-Asenso and Daireen Garcia)
Neurobehavioral Effects of Aspartame Consumption
Belgian Coca-Cola-related Outbreak: Intoxication, Mass Sociogenic Illness, or Both?
Janet Starr Hull (creator of the Aspartame detox program)
Aspartame: Decades of Science Point to Serious Health Risks
Aspartame is Tied to Weight Gain, Increased Appetite and Obesity
Aspartame: effects and awareness (Department of Biosciences, Barkatullah University, India)
Dr. Russell Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon and author of “Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills” gives an excellent (if lengthy) explanation showing the wide ranging and serious lifelong effects of Aspartame.
Drug and Chemical Toxicology Long term concluded that “consumption of Aspartame leads to an imbalance in the anti-oxidant/pro-oxidant status in the brain mainly through the mechanism involving the glutathione-dependant system.”
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