STEVIA VS ARTIFICIAL SWEETNERS

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STEVIA VS SUGAR

Unlike Aspartame sold as (NutraSweet or Equal), stevia is an herb and not a patentable pharmaceutical product.  Therefore it cannot be turned into a patent or monopoly, like we see other manufacturers do.   A perfect example similar is a ban we have seen on reselling Hemp, while we can purchase the product from Canada.  Products that work but cannot be controlled by few corporations, get a bad wrap in the media while regulated programs do what is necessary to keep it from the market or to use as a dietary supplement. 

Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol.

the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of aspartame: Brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinson’s disease, alzheimer’s, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes. Aspartame goes by the brand names NutraSweet and Equal. It is one of the first generation of artificial sweeteners and is 180 times as sweet as sugar.

At the end of 2008, aspartame was found in over 6,000 products including:

carbonated   soft drinks

puddings and   fillings

powdered soft   drinks

frozen   desserts

chewing gum

yogurt

Confections

tabletop   sweeteners

Gelatins

chewable   vitamins

dessert mixes

sugar-free   cough drops

Products containing aspartame are sold in over 100 countries and are consumed by over 250 million people worldwide.

The scientific name for aspartame is 1-aspartyl 1 phenylalanine methyl ester. It has three components:

1. phenylalanine which makes up 50 percent of the chemical by weight

2. aspartic acid — 40 percent

3. methanol (wood alcohol) — 10 percent

How Aspartame Acts Inside Your Body

The two primary components of aspartame, phenylalanine and aspartic acid, are amino acids that are combined in an ester bond. You normally consume these two amino acids in the foods you eat. These amino acids are harmless when consumed as part of natural unprocessed foods. However when they are chemically manipulated and consumed out of the normal ratios to other amino acids, they can cause problems.

Your body initially breaks down the ester link between the two amino acids to turn them into free amino acids. The neurotoxic effects of these chemicals in their “free form” can result in immediate health consequences such as headaches, mental confusion, dizziness and seizures.

Your body does require small amounts of these amino acids to function properly. However, the high concentration of these chemicals in the form of aspartame floods your central nervous system and can cause excessive firing of brain neurons. Cell death is also possible. This is a condition called excitotoxicity.

Free methanol is created from Aspartame when temperature exceeds 86 degrees fahrenheit.  The human body has a perfectly balanced temperature of 98.6 degrees, therefore if we know of the chemical structure within these three agents, we can see that will create major problem (s) over time within our body.