Aspartame is a high intensity sweetener, which is 200 times sweeter than sugar and considered low in calories. It is a popular sweetener used in over 6000 products, including soft drinks and chewing gum.
Since its approval by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in the early 1980s, Aspartame has been heavily criticised for its safety, but is there any truth to this?
The American Chemical Society has made a video outlining the research that has been done on Aspartame and whether it is safe. According to the four-minute clip, Aspartame is one of the most heavily studied food additives of all time and unsafe claims have been based on either flawed studies or anecdotal evidence.
The video shows the science behind Aspartame and mentions numerous scientific studies, which have all proven that consumption of large amounts of Aspartame had no effect on the body or symptoms.