- Dear Editor -
- Aspartame contains free methyl alcohol. In molecular
chemistry its one molecule of aspartic acid to one molecule of methanol
to one molecule of phenylalanine. That's a lot of wood alcohol. You remember
that skid row drunks used it during prohibition and thousands went blind
or died. Same thing with aspartame/NutraSweet/Equal, etc.
- The free methyl alcohol which is classified as a narcotic,
causes chronic methanol poisoning. This affects the dopamine system of
the brain and causes addiction. Many victims using aspartame and no other
alcohol slur their words and act inebriated.
- Interestingly enough ethanol is the antidote for methanol
poisoning. Aspartame: Methanol and the Public Health by Dr. Woodrow Monte.
http://www.dorway.com/monte84.html Methyl alcohol in aspartame is also
discussed in Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic by H. J. Roberts, M.D.,
- Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
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- The Claim: Beware of Drink Mixers Based on Diet Soda
By Anahad O'Connor
The New York Times
- THE FACTS
- Usually it is solely the http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/nutrition/alcohol-
and-diet/overview.html?inline=nyt-classifier>liquor component of a cocktail
- not the mixer - that determines its inebriating effects. But some people
contend the artificial sweeteners in diet soda speed the absorption of
- Odd, perhaps, but research suggests it's true.
- In a 2006 study, a team of scientists recruited healthy
subjects and had them consume vodka cocktails. On some occasions, it was
a 20-ounce drink mixed with a sugar-sweetened beverage, and on others it
was a nearly identical drink mixed instead with a diet beverage.
- In the diet-mixer conditions, the alcohol entered the
subjects' bloodstream about 15 minutes faster, and their blood-alcohol
concentration was higher, peaking at 0.05 percent, compared with 0.03 percent
with the regular mixer.
- One theory is that the alcohol is absorbed more quickly
because there is no sugar to slow it down, which would mean that club soda
would have a similar effect.
- A second study in 2007 also showed that alcohol was absorbed
far more quickly when mixed with carbonated beverages than with flat mixers,
possibly because of the effervescence. As a result, experts say, it's best
to choose flat mixers like orange or cranberry juice over diet sodas or
- THE BOTTOM LINE
- Compared with sugar-sweetened drinks, artificial sweeteners
can speed inebriation.