PILOT ASPARTAME ALERT!

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PILOT ASPARTAME ALERT!

Post by dhmartens » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:44 pm

http://www.mpwhi.com/pilot_aspartame_alert.htm

June 2007:
In the light of deaths of American Airline pilots who heavily used aspartame Dr. Blaylock gives this warning. We continually receive complaints from pilots about seizures, cardiac problems, vision loss, vertigo, confusion, disorientation, etc. associated with consumption of Equal/ aspartame/NutraSweet/Spoonful/Canderel/E951, etc Aspartame is a compound of phenylalanine, aspartic acid and a methyl ester which converts to methyl alcohol in digestion: wood alcohol, 1 ounce is a fatal dose, then into formaldehyde!

Brought to you by the makers of Splenda
http://www.splenda.com/

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Post by dhmartens » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:21 pm

Coke Zero has half the amount of aspartame as Diet Coke.

"Diet Coke has more aspartame with 125 mg vs 58 mg in Coke Zero per 240 ml."

So if you are a pilot like me who is addicted to the superior taste of Coke products but would like less aspartame and not willing to resort to Shasta products, then Coke Zero is the product of choice. Maybe the club should stock it in the soda machine.

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Post by OP » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:47 pm

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Gary was right! The most tested sweetener in the last 40 years, used by billions of people world wide is actually extremely harmful despite all the peer reviewed evidence which shows the exact opposite.

The man is keeping us down.

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Post by dhmartens » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:55 pm

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Looks like there was a scare 1988 to 1995 back in the aviation community, possibly pulling G forces pushed the formaldehyde through the blood brain barrier:
http://www.dorway.com/betty/avmags.html


Here are some other aviation magazines that have warned pilots about
aspartame:

June 15, 1988 The Aviation Consumer--SafeGuard
Letters to the Editor: Aug 1, SEpt 1, 1988
October 1988 Aviation Medical Bulletin - Pilots and Aspartame
Nov 1988 Pacific Flyer - This Could Save Your Life
Letters to the Editor: March 1989
April 1989 CAA General Aviation Safety Information Leaflet -- Great
Britain
Spring 1989 Aviation Safety Digest (Australian CAA Publication) --
Aspartame Not for the Dieting Pilot? Roger Marchani, Editor
July 31, 1989 General Aviation News - NutraSweet, too good to be true? by
Megan Hicks
Letters to the Editor: Aug 28, Sept 11, 1989
January 1990 Plane & Pilot - High on High, Getting High, Ron
March 1990 Canadian General Aviation News -- Fit to fly
1992 Navy Physiology
May 1992 Flying Safety (U. S. Air Force) Aspartame Alert by Col. Roy
Poole, Editor
June 1993 NBAA (National Business Aircraft Assn) Digest, Bitter After-
Taste by C. Dennis Wright
Feb 1995 ICAS (International Council of Air Shows), Aspartame Side
Effects: Fact or Fiction?
March 1995 Pacific Flyer, ICAS Issues Warning To Its Members About Diet
Drinks

Recently Hugo Chavez banned Coke Zero, no other countries have banned aspartame that I have found.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/06/ ... K620090611

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Post by dhmartens » Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:03 pm

http://apnews.myway.com/article/2015042 ... 8529f.html

By CANDICE CHOI


NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.
The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans keep turning away from popular diet sodas. Competitor Coca-Cola said this week that sales volume for Diet Coke, which also uses aspartame, fell 5 percent in North America in the first three months of the year.
Executives at Coke and Pepsi blame the declines on perceptions that aspartame isn't safe. That's even though the Food and Drug Administration says aspartame, best known by the brand names Equal and NutraSweet, is "one of the most exhaustively studied substances in the human food supply, with more than 100 studies supporting its safety."
John Sicher, publisher of industry tracker Beverage Digest, noted that attitudes about aspartame can be very negative. Using an online tool called Topsy that measures Twitter sentiment on a scale of 0 to 100, he noted "aspartame" got a 22 ranking, below a 38 ranking for "Congress."
By comparison, "love" had a ranking of 96 and "Christmas" had a ranking of 88.
"Aspartame is the No. 1 reason consumers are dropping diet soda," said Seth Kaufman, vice president of Pepsi.
In tests, Kaufman said people still recognized the reformulated drink to be Diet Pepsi, but that it might have a "slightly different mouthfeel." The drink will also still have acesulfame potassium, or ace-K, which PepsiCo added to Diet Pepsi starting in late 2012 to help prevent its taste from degrading over time. Aspartame can be sensitive to heat and breaks down easily.
PepsiCo says reformulated Diet Pepsi will start hitting shelves in August. The change only applies to the U.S. market and will affect all varieties of Diet Pepsi, such as Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi. It will not apply to other PepsiCo drinks, such as Diet Mountain Dew.
Representatives for Coca-Cola did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Volumes for Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke began falling in 2005 and 2006, respectively, according Beverage Digest. Volumes have continued falling since then, and accelerated in the last two years

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