February 10, 2012
Often marketed as Equal and Nutrasweet,
aspartame is a well-known
neurotoxic sweetener used in many food
While most individuals know about
aspartame and its dangers, there is another, lesser known sweetener
in the food supply that many people donít know about -
On July 9, 2002, the United States Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) decided that Neotameís safety and
functionality made it
available for consumption, thus resulting in
its approval. Whatís concerning is, while Neotame has a similar
structure to aspartame, the chemicals used in its manufacturing
process seem to make the sweetener even more toxic than aspartame.
Although very similar to aspartame in
chemical structure, Neotame has one chemical added that aspartame
does not possess - 3-dimethylbutyl, which just so happens to be on
the Environmental Protection Agencyís
most hazardous chemical list.
Neotameís manufacturing process involves combining aspartame with 3,3-dimethylbutyraldehyde, a chemical categorized as a highly flammable irritant.
The largest argument for the use of this
sweetener, as well as aspartame, is that they battle against
obesity, but it is well known that sweeteners like aspartame
lead to obesity.
...it seems quite clear that their Neotame is no exception for consumption...