May 31, 2012

IAHS members will eliminate products containing aspartame from their shelves.

Aspartame is touted as a solution for obesity and dental caries. It is widely available in products labelled ‘sugar free’. Developed 25 years ago, it was licensed as a food ingredient by devious means. Consumption of it is on the increase, with 2,000 tons of the stuff currently consumed annually in Europe. As both a neurotoxin and an excitotoxin, it has proven links with a wide range of health problems, including various cancers, infertility, birth defects, grand mal seizures, ADD and ADHD, Parkinsons and Alzheimers, depression, memory loss, vision loss, vertigo and fibromyalgia, to name but a few.

As purveyors of health, it is incumbent on us not to sell a product containing a substance which carries with it the potential for causing serious health problems.

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