Aspartame Essay

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  • The Accident : Aspartame

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    The Accident Aspartame was created by accident. In 1965, James Schlatter was trying to test an anti-ulcer drug. Schlatter testing his experiment spilt APM on himself. He decided that he wasn’t going to waste his time researching if it was toxic or not. So, Schlatter continued his experiment. When he was ready to lift weighing paper, he licked his fingers and found that the substance on them tasted sweet. This lead to multiple tests trying to reach the same taste. Although after multiple tests, they

  • Effects Of Aspartame

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    do not think that the artificial sweetener, aspartame, is good for their health. Diet Pepsi’s response to those concerns came when Pepsi announced that beginning in August 2015, Diet Pepsi, Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi will stop using the controversial sweetener, Aspartame for another sweetener, Sucralose

  • The Reality of Aspartame

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    Aspartame is about 200 times sweeter than sugar (Magnuson 633). Many foods are reduced in calories from aspartame. Aspartame is created by joining aspartic acid and phenylalanine, and a little bit of methanol (Magnuson 633). Aspartic acid and phenylalanine are naturally found in many foods and. Phenylalanine is an amino acid found in many foods. Ingesting certain amounts of phenylalanine can build up in the blood. This can cause other chemicals from getting to the brain that are important for function

  • The Dangers of Aspartame Essay

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    Dangers of Aspartame The Federal Drug Administration approved aspartame, an artificial sweetener surrounded by controversy, for widespread consumption in 1983. Its brand name, NutraSweet, is a division of Monsanto, a major drug company who acquired G.D. Searle, the original drug company affiliated with aspartame. Aspartame is used in everything from diet food to sugarless gum, but its major use is in diet drinks. There have been studies done to determine what dosage of aspartame and it's by

  • Reaction Paper On Aspartame

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    Aspartame is an artificial sweetner used commonly and widely in most of the products especially in “diet foods” all over the world. Aspartame is one of the most common artifical sugar subsitute used, which is sold under the brand names NutraSweet and Equal. It is a non sachharide sweetner, made by coupling of two amino acids (Phenylalanine and Aspartic Acid) together. It is a methly ester of the aspartic acid and phenylalanine dipeptide. Aspartame is used as it is 200 times more sweeter than sugar

  • What Are Aspartame? An Artificial Sweetener

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    What is aspartame? Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used in as a sugar replacement in food and beverages. Which was an accidental discovery in 1965 when 2 amino acids were mixed. Physical and Chemical Properties? Chemical Properties Physical Properties Aspartame has a molar mass of 294.3g/mol. The chemical formula for Aspartame is C14H18N2O5 Aspartame is soluble in water in small amounts at a time (However if people were going to use solute Aspartame to use in a beverage, a small amount would

  • Conventione Intolerance: Case Study: Aspartame?

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    Aspartame Intolerance – Case Study Introduction: Aspartame was finally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1981 for dry food, in 1983 for soft drinks and in 1996 for all foods. In 2006, it was permitted for use throughout the European Union on a safety dose of (40 mg/kg). – (Devi Rathinasamy, S. 2014) No food ingredient has split opinions and generated such debate quite like the artificial sweetener aspartame. Aspartame can be found in more than 6,000, products worldwide, over

  • The Controversy Surrounding Aspartame And Its Effect On The Nervous System

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    Who uses the sweetener or consume diet drinks may have heard of the controversy surrounding aspartame. The product has been linked with diseases or disorders such as migraine, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer, cancer, lymphomas, and brain tumors, among others. This association is mainly caused by the fact metabolized in the human body-releasing methanol, a chemical compound that has toxic and accumulative effect on the nervous system. Despite being naturally present in small amounts in chicken in the

  • Artificial Sweetener Aspartame is Generally Safe Essay

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    sweeteners include Saccharin, Sucralose, and Aspartame. There is ongoing controversy whether artificial sweeteners are health risks because some studies show that they cause diseases in laboratory rats. The following disscusion will deal with one such artfical sweetener: Asparatame. Aspartame, under the trade name of NutraSweet, is a white, odorless, crystalline powder, which is synthesized from aspartic acid and phenylalanine. They

  • Aspartame has been known as one of the most famous sweeteners and additives to food. Since its

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    Aspartame has been known as one of the most famous sweeteners and additives to food. Since its discovery in 1965-1969, it has now been developed into a commercial product in which several products use it to enhance its sweetness and taste. Because of this, it has also been a very prosperous commercial product where its company developers get much profit on. Nonetheless, it has been the subject of issue and controversy. Several reports and studies rebuke the suitability of it being a food product