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What is Aspartame? Food Additive Ingredients, Health, and Use

If you ever looked at an ingredients list and seen aspartame, you’ve probably wondered what it is. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used most commonly as a substitute for sugar in numerous processed foods and drinks. The FDA has approved aspartame as a safe food additive. However, people suffering from mood disorders may suffer adverse effects when consuming this product.

Disclaimer: While this food additive or ingredient may be currently acceptable according to the FDA standards, this may be subject to change in future. This article is for informational purposes only and does not condone the consumption of this substance. Excessive consumption may be dangerous.

by Susan White on Thu, 05/20/2010 - 14:18

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