Monday, March 26, 2012

Neotame: New Toxic Sweetener Coming to the Food Near You

I like sweets, I admit. I choose to make my own with wholesome ingredients though. Getting store bought? You may not be so fortunate. First it was cancer-causing toxic aspartame, now it is neotame. New name, new toxicity. Based on the old aspartame formula, it also adds 3-dimethylbutyl to the ingredients - listed on the EPA's most hazardous chemicals list

Okay, that should be enough for anyone to avoid it and read ingredient labels! I'm sure you don't want that in your kids' lunch. 

Unfortunately there is more to this sheer madness. If you search, the U.S. National Library of Medicine (with over 11 million medical citations), you will find zero double-blind scientific safety studies for neotame toxicity on humans or animals. If it was safe, wouldn't you think there would be at least one published study? Looks like the experiment is on, and we're the guinea pigs.

Neotame is manufactured from aspartame, but is 30 to 60- times sweeter. When aspartame breaks down in your body it does actually create formaldehyde, a byproduct. Formaldehyde is extremely toxic to your health even in small doses.

I'll stick to real food please. I like my sugar, honey, and maple syrup, and it doesn't make me fat. Artificial sweeteners make you gain weight

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  1. Thank you for posting this information from our Aspartame Consumer Safety Network and Pilot Hotline since 1987, Press Release on Neotame, super clone of the Aspartame molecule. The information was originally published in our book, Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame (Odenwald Press 1998). Please go to our Home at: for more. Thanks again for posting and for helping us spread the word about toxic artificial sweeteners. We recommend use of Orgaanic Unrefined Sugar; Honey: Maple Syrup and Stevia instead. Very best regards - Mary Nash Stoddard/Investigative Journalist and Author

  2. Interesting facts, i never usually look what those foreign words mean and try to avoid products that do have something i have no idea what it is. Sometimes its hard to control everything what goes in your child's mouth and completely avoid everything what is bad is impossible, but when it is possible that is what we do.

    1. That's for sure, it is hard to control when we are anywhere but our house. Home is our 'safe haven', grandparents? Not so much! Unfortunately they do not understand that expressing love through toxic treats is actually harming the kids, literally.

  3. I never trust artificial sweeteners. This is just horrible. When we have sweets, it is always homemade with all natural ingredients!


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