Aspartame is a widely-used artificial sweetener that has generated both curiosity and controversy.
Found in various food and beverage products marketed as low-calorie or sugar-free, aspartame has been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate.
Aspartame is an artificial sweetener composed of two amino acids, phenylalanine and aspartic acid, along with a small amount of methanol.
It is approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar, making it an attractive alternative for those seeking to reduce their calorie intake without sacrificing sweetness.
Aspartame is commonly used in a variety of products, including diet sodas, sugar-free desserts, chewing gum, and tabletop sweeteners.
Addressing Common Concerns:
- Cancer Risk
- Neurological Effects
- Weight Gain
- Phenylalanine and Phenylketonuria (PKU)