Dangerous Duo: Neotame is the New Aspartame
Jun 28, 2013 12:00PM
NutraSweet, a formerly Monsanto-owned company, has developed a new version of Aspartame, called Neotame. It’s 3,000 times sweeter than table sugar and about 30 times sweeter than Aspartame. Not yet available directly to the public, Neotame is used to sweeten commercially processed foods, but is not required to be listed on package labels of non-certified organic foods. Neotame is more stable at higher temperatures than Aspartame, so it’s approved for use in a wider array of food products, including baked goods.
One of the byproducts created when our bodies break down these sweeteners is formaldehyde, which is extremely toxic even in tiny doses. In the U.S. National Library of Medicine, which contains more than 11 million medical citations, Neotame research fails to include any double-blind scientific studies on toxicity in humans or animals.
Nutrition expert Dr. Joseph Mercola notes that individuals experiencing side effects from Aspartame or Neotame can file a report with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at Tinyurl.com/FDASafetyReports.