Bloody aspartame poisoning...

(297 Posts)
FoofooLeSnoo Mon 11-Jan-16 14:46:29

Is not real and has been disproved time and time again. Aibu to get cross every time someone says its toxic blah blah blah! There is one group of people who should avoid it if they have a certain rare condition otherwise it's completely safe.
Rant over!

TheHouseOnTheLane Mon 11-Jan-16 14:49:58

Disproved by who? People in the pay of the companies which use it? Where's your source?

bruffin Mon 11-Jan-16 14:50:12

But it tastes really horrible and so does stevia.

FoofooLeSnoo Mon 11-Jan-16 14:50:57

Yes it does taste horrid. Here come the conspiracy theorists. Off we go!

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Mon 11-Jan-16 14:51:43

Gives my niece migraines. And it tastes shit.

SnuffleGruntSnorter Mon 11-Jan-16 14:54:34

pulls up a chair, sips diet coke

ouryve Mon 11-Jan-16 14:55:12

Real or not, it tastes crap.

FoofooLeSnoo Mon 11-Jan-16 14:55:13

May be so. Chocolate gives me migraines. But it's neither are toxic.

U2HasTheEdge Mon 11-Jan-16 14:56:06

It pisses me off too.

Some people are sensitive to it. My dd doesn't do well with tomatoes, but tomatoes are not dangerous to most of the population.

Aspartame is fine. Not one bit of solid proof that is anything other than safe. A few people getting migraines over it does not make it this evil dangerous thing.

ghostyslovesheep Mon 11-Jan-16 14:58:11

YANBU op it's a lot of faux science and bull poo

Some people may react to it - I react to spinach... I don't claim it causes cancer though!

MaidOfStars Mon 11-Jan-16 15:00:17

Hmm, do I know you? I have, this morning, provided info to someone who was querying its safety.....

coffeetasteslikeshit Mon 11-Jan-16 15:01:41

grin at Snuffle, I think I'll join in you with a diet coke.

I agree OP, it does my head in.

Katenka Mon 11-Jan-16 15:01:53

Yanbu.

I can't eat rice or anything with rice in it. I ate protein cookies once and ended up in hospital after I collapsed in pain. The cookies had rice flour in. I was stupid and didn't check when my friend gave me them to try as he was selling them in his supplement shop.

It doesn't mean rice or rice flour are toxic or will poison anyone else.

I hate when people use a few cases of something not agreeing with someone as proof it's dangerous.

It's tastes crap though. Although I prefer it to stevia

Eastpoint Mon 11-Jan-16 15:01:56

It is toxic for dogs and just two or three pieces of gum containing aspartame can kill a small dog.

ElderlyKoreanLady Mon 11-Jan-16 15:02:58

I have a few friends who are fiercely anti-aspartame. I've had a lot of grief from them about me giving DD squash with no added sugar (she's always refused water...squash was better than dehydration). They're under the impression that the sugared versions are healthier, despite the very well known dangers of excessive sugar consumption. Load of tosh. Yes, some people react badly to aspartame. I'm allergic to aspirin...doesn't mean I discourage everyone else from taking it.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Mon 11-Jan-16 15:03:23

I didn't realise it was supposed to be dangerous.

I do, however, believe it is evil. Anything with an aftertaste that bad must be evil.

<sits next to Snuffle with full sugar Pepsi>

SomebodySedateMe Mon 11-Jan-16 15:03:51

It pisses me off. I've got a relative who posts that shit all the time. She's the same person who thinks the flu jab gives you the flu and childhood vaccinations are a conspiracy. She was the first to moan when her dd got whooping cough...

Micah Mon 11-Jan-16 15:04:09

It is toxic for dogs and just two or three pieces of gum containing aspartame can kill a small dog

No it isn't. It's gum containing the artificial sweetener Xylitol that causes insulin storm in dogs, and sends them into a hypoglycaemic coma...

SnuffleGruntSnorter Mon 11-Jan-16 15:04:41

Yes, but you're not a dog, I hope? Grapes and chocolate also kill dogs, are you avoiding those too?

Unless you have phenylketonuria there's no convincing evidence that it causes harm.

The carbon dioxide dissolved in the Coke making it acidic and causing tooth decay on he other hand...

SomebodySedateMe Mon 11-Jan-16 15:04:44

eastpoint so can chocolate.

ghostyslovesheep Mon 11-Jan-16 15:04:57

eastpoint so is chocolate ...

knobblyknee Mon 11-Jan-16 15:05:00

Eastpoint

Xylitol causes a rapid blood sugar crash and can be fatal to dogs, but not Aspartame.

www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/the-skinny-on-xylitol-stevia-aspartame-and-other-sugar-free-stuff

ghostyslovesheep Mon 11-Jan-16 15:05:26

Blimey I'm slow today! grin

TheHouseOnTheLane Mon 11-Jan-16 15:05:48

Where is the definitive source for it being safe?

SnuffleGruntSnorter Mon 11-Jan-16 15:07:24

offers sugar free mentos to fellow carbonated beverage swillers. Dons safety goggles

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