Another excitotoxin that has stirred up similar controversy and debate in the scientific community is aspartame. One of the most widely consumed food additives, aspartame can be found on the ingredient lists of many diet-food products. It is used as an additive in many medications. Studies emerged either supporting the safety or the harmful health effects of aspartame consumption.
FDA is unwavering on its approval of aspartame for public consumption.
Although hundreds of studies support aspartame’s safety, countless others do not. MDLinx previously reported on the harmful cognitive, mental health, and neurological effects associated with aspartame consumption. Notably, high aspartame intake has been shown to induce or exacerbate headaches, and some researchers have linked the artificial sweetener to higher risks of dementia and seizures.