Runtime: 53m 02s
Release date: 2004
Aspartame is an artificial sweetener, an additive. And it's a chemical. It's not a natural product; it's a chemical. The molecule is made up of three components. Two are amino acids, the so-called building blocks of protein. One is called Phenylalanine, which is about 50% of the molecule and the other is Aspartic Acid, which is approximately 40%. And the other 10% is so-called Methyl Ester, which as soon as it’s swallowed becomes free methyl alcohol. Methanol. Wood alcohol - which is a poison. A real poison.
Aspartame is a toxic food that came into the world as an investment by Donald Rumsfeld while ignoring the deadly effects the tests showed. Sweet Misery shows how dangerous the artificial sweetener Aspartame is. From its history to its effects, this documentary is enough to shock anyone into really looking at the food labels next time they shop.