Still Using Aspartame? STOP! If You Have Used Aspartame DETOX!

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sat, 03/08/2008 - 10:41am.



The most important starting point of any detoxification program is to stop exposure to the toxin or toxins. ~ Dr Russell Blaylock

This means avoiding even small amounts, since once sensitized to the toxin even minute amounts can produce full-blown toxicity. This is especially so with accumulative toxins, such as aspartame.

It has been shown conclusively that the metabolic products of methanol breakdown, formaldehyde in particular, accumulates on the DNA and cellular proteins.

Once you have cleansed your diet of the toxin, removal of the toxin and its metabolic products from your system will begin. Central to this process is the body's detoxification system, which exist in all cells of the body, with the bulk of detoxification taking place in the liver.

The detoxification system is divided into two components called phase I and phase II, which work in tandem. Toxins pass through phase I and then pass to phase II where they are further detoxified and made water-soluble for eventual disposal.

It is now known that you can significantly enhance the body's ability to detoxify these substances through the judicious use of specific supplements. Of the two systems phase II is most important and most often impaired.

The following is a list of nutrients that enhance detoxification:

* Indole-3 carbinol 100 mg twice a day. This natural substance enhances phase II. It is extracted from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussel's sprouts and cauliflower. It can be purchased as an extract.

* Taurine 500 mg a day- This is a sulfur-containing amino acid that is used by the liver for sulfonation reactions. It is to be taken between meals.

* Milk Thistle (silymarin) 175 mg. Take two twice a day. This extract has been shown to substantially enhance liver detoxification and is also a very powerful antioxidant for all cells.

* Curcumin 500 mg three times a day with olive oil. This is an extract taken from turmeric. It is an extremely powerful antioxidant, enhances both phases I and II detoxification, is a radioprotectant, enhances bile flow, inhibits cancer growth, and is a very powerful anti-inflammatory. Also enhances DNA repair enzymes.

* Panthethine 250 mg Take one capsule 3X a day- This vitamin is the enzyme form of pantothenic acid. It plays a vital role in enhancing the aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme. (For formaldehyde detoxification)

* Thiamine 100 mg. Take three a day. (Vitamin B1) This vitamin plays a major role in protecting nerves as well as the brain. It is commonly depleted with pesticide exposure.

* Pyrodoxyl-5 phosphate 50 mg Take one a day. This is the functional form of vitamin B6. People exposed to chemical toxins frequently have low levels of this vitamin. When vitamin B6 is deficient, taurine is also low. It plays a major role in protecting against glutamate and aspartate toxicity.

In addition to detoxification, other nutrients play a more direct role in protecting cells and in promoting their recovery from toxicity. These include:

* Magnesium 750 to 1000 mg a day. (Magnesium citrate/malate) Magnesium plays a major role in cell protection, especially against excitotoxicty. In addition it protects against strokes and heart attacks.

* Selenium 200 ug a day. This mineral also plays a role in protecting cells from toxins, especially mercury. It plays a major role in protecting against free radicals.

* N-acetyl L-cysteine (NAC)- 750 mg a day. This is a substance that in cells is converted to glutathione. Glutathione is your cell's major protection against free radicals produced by toxins such as aspartame.. In addition, NAC removes mercury. NAC also enhances detoxification.

* Multi-"B" vitamins This should be a multivitamins that contains 25 to 50 mgs of each of the B vitamins. The multivitamin should not contain iron. Take one a day.

* Vitamin E (as mixed tocopherols) 400 IU twice a day. A powerful antioxidant, prevents heart attacks an stokes and the gamma-tocopherol is a powerful anti-inflammatory.

* Vitamin C (as magnesium ascorbate) 2000 mg twice to three times a day. Plays a major role in cell protection against oxygen stress, protects the nervous system and enhances tissue repair.

* CoQ10 100 mg twice a day. This is a major energy molecule and protects the brain against excitotoxicity.

* DHA 200 mg a day. This is a component of omega-3-fatty acids. It plays a vital role in membrane repair and repair of synapses.

In addition to avoiding aspartame you must avoid other toxins as well. This includes MSG, pesticides, herbicides, bug sprays, fluoride, mercury, cadmium, aluminum and the many other toxins found commonly in the environment. Many of these toxins act synergistically, that is, when combined they have toxic effects that exceed their additive effects.

In addition, you need regular, moderate exercise (never aerobic), avoid soy products, cheese, and vegetable oils. Do not smoke or use drugs. All of these things increase free radical damage and prevent tissue repair.

You should eat a diet high in vegetables and with some fruits, no sugar (or honey), moderate complex carbohydrates and pure water free of contaminants, including fluoride.

Do not use fluoride toothpaste, mouthwashes or receive fluoride treatments. If you follow these principles you will notice quick recovery from your toxic encounter. More serious toxic encounters may take several months for recovery.

Please refer to my web site at for more information on my books. Russell Blaylock, M.D. (Health & Nutrition Secrets To Save Your Life, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, etc.) CD: The Truth About Aspartame, DVD, Nutrition and Behavior

Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder

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Adela (not verified) | Wed, 01/21/2009 - 4:03am

This was a great article, lots of really helpful information without being too scientific and confusing. I’m starting a detox and drug treatment program to get rid of my addiction to several drugs. This year it’s time to change. I’m not sure what to expect from the detox but I’ve been told by a doctor my liver has become very weak. Hopefully some of your recommendations here will improve my condition.

Timothy (not verified) | Fri, 01/16/2009 - 2:36am

I’m a great believer in putting foods into our bodies that we’re able to cope with. Our digestive system is still 50,000 years old and only able to cope with the foodstuffs we were eating all those centuries ago. None of this processed junk that is mixed with chemicals, surrounded by plastic wrappings and irradiated to death so it looks pretty. The food industry and health and safety overkill have a lot to answer for!
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Ada Wakeman (not verified) | Thu, 01/01/2009 - 10:27pm

The best thing to do is avoid all artificial and chemical sweetener substitutes. They have NO food value, trick the body into thinking it is eating something sweet, and they have by-products of harmful toxic side effects. And remember that aspartame was discovered as an ulcer drug, not a sweetener. Every diet drink you use to drink is a dose of medication. I know a friend who needed a detox in a drug rehabilitation. center because of aspartame.

gill_m (not verified) | Tue, 09/23/2008 - 9:01am

Well I should say that I know a lot about detox programs, as the matter of fact I know more than a normal person would. I had drug problems and serious health problem. Rapid detox has become one of my areas of expertise.

Anonymous (not verified) | Wed, 08/13/2008 - 9:13pm

hi my fiance has been stuck in bed for about a month and a half and last night i read the first of what we have ever heard of aspertame poisoning she has ate alot of it since decemer when goin on a diet i was jus wondering should she take all of the meds suggested for detox at once or is there any worries of mixin any of them

Robert legaspi (not verified) | Tue, 08/05/2008 - 12:02am

Why should one avoid aerobic exercise during detox?

Anonymous | Sun, 05/25/2008 - 1:17pm

We learned recently that my firend has been getting Aspartame in the form of artifical flavoring and sweeting in protein powder and historically she has had major issues with Aspartame, A couple weeks she started exhibited signs that she had Aspartame in her system and sure enough there it was in the protein powder. I have been investigating Aspartame DETOX for people with MS, but keep encountering Vitamin C. All data indicates folks with MS should avoid Vitamin C and anything else that boost the immune system. So how does someone who needs to Detox. Will the Vitamin C cause adverse effects during the DETOX period, and how long should it take to Detox if she has been exposed to the Aspartame for about a month. Thanks

tatanka maku (not verified) | Sat, 05/31/2008 - 2:28am

The best way to detox is to stop the intake of Aspartame. Unfortunately since the chemical breaks down in the body and one of those resultant chemicals aspartic acid is very difficult to purge, consider water only for fluids, and research the following herbs, vitamins, etc... Harpogophytum Procumbens (Devil's Claw), Garlic, Saw Palmetto, Vitamin E, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Beta Carotine. Devil's Claw, Garlic, and Saw Palmetto are natural blood emulsifiers that help the body isolate toxins and then filter them through the body's natural systems (Kidneys, liver, etc) The Vitamin E, Selenium, and beta carotine will boost the bodies energy but not so much the immune system alone, the Vitamin B12 will aid in brain chemistry stabilization, and therefore mood and neurological stabilization. AS ALWAYS, make sure if there are any medications being taken that this will not interfere with the benefits already being imparted by the medication. Time is your friend here and with the stopping of Aspartame intake the body will continue to recover. You may also see a subsidance or complete remission of the MS symptoms since aspartame generates side effects that are easily mistaken for MS. Aspartame also causes a whole host of other issues that are not publically substantiated but for which medical histories and testing proves to be true. Each person is different. I have read that several weeks to even months were required to see full relief from the Aspartame after its ingestion is halted. At any rate just halting the intake will help.