In 1981, the use of Aspartame in food products was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), letting the people think that it was indeed a healthy product. However, what many people do not know is the controversy behind the approval of Aspartame due to the fact that it gave lab animals brain cancer. according to a report given to the FDA “a few of the 90 different documented symptoms (of Aspartame) include: Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain." Studies suggest that Aspartame has lead to an increase in brain tumors as well.
In an article published in 2010, Dave Reddoch talks about his 58 year old wife who became completely disabled from drinking Coke for 30 years. She got to a point where she would drink up to eight cans of Coke a day. Finally, Aspartame took its toll on her body and caused her entire spine to collapse. She underwent two surgeries that attempted to straighten her spine, but they were not effective. The doctors concluded that the Aspertame had eaten away at her bones. Nevertheless, Coke does not warn its consumers about harmful side effects. "Not only is her life a living Hell, but so is mine," said Reddoch.
Aspartame is dangerous, especially if consumed regularly. The problem is that it is present in a well known soda (Diet Coke) which millions of people consume daily- thinking it is a better alternative to regular Coke in terms of weight gain. The truth is that its no better or might actually be worse. Please sign this petition and help contribute to a healthier future.