Aspartame and Kidney Damage

Apartame is a sugar substitute well endorsed by popular products such as Equal and NutraSweet. This artificial sweetener is commonly found in diet sodas, candies, and artificial flavored juice. It mainly consists of methanol, phenylalanine and aspartic acid. Some researchers claim that when these chemicals are metabolized in the body, the by products produced can cause metabolic and neurotoxicity. Some manifestations are dizziness, paresthesia, hypoglycemia, kidney stones and fluid retention. In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration consider this drug is proven safe to human consumption. The studies and clinical reviews show evidence to support the conclusion.