Advantame® – The Newest Version Of Aspartame – Same Song, Just Another Verse

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Equal in a pink pack.

Aspartame has been marketed in many different ways to keep the profits rolling.

The US FDA recently approved the newest version of aspartame – Advantame – a potent vanillin and aspartame-based chemical sweetener from Ajinomoto North America.

Aspartame, no matter what it’s called, just won’t go away.

Same Song – Another Verse

Aspartame has been around since 1965, and it has been marketed in many different ways to keep the profits rolling.

After two attempts for FDA approval, aspartame was first marketed by GD Searle as NutraSweet/Equal®. Ajinomoto was the original, exclusive, manufacturer of aspartame.

In 1992, NutraSweet lost its patent (then owned by Monsanto), and NutraSweet’s swirl and blue packets of Equal were found on grocery shelves alongside products with generic aspartame.

The FDA-mandated PKU/phenylalanine warning was still on product labels, though. Change the patent, and this warning goes away.

As more people become aware of the questionable history of aspartame approval, and more consumers are informed on the respected scientific research proving its health dangers, sales decrease and new marketing strategies appear.

Today, aspartame and the entire diet sweetener industry have become even more complex, with different forms of aspartame found in products like Neotame, AminoSweet, and now Advantame.

It’s the same song, just another verse.

Musical notes.

Advantame is just another version of aspartame. Same song, another verse.


Read the FDA Final Rule Report for Advantame, and learn what this new version of aspartame is all about. (Scroll to the first article paragraph, or go directly to this link.)

To me, it’s still aspartame – modified aspartame. I have written about the history of aspartame approval in my book Sweet Poison and in numerous articles. The research is available in PDFs in my newsletter archives. (Click Main Topics and search away.)

It’s the same song, just another verse.

Connect The Dots

The best way to understand the safety concerns of Advantame is to learn about the history of aspartame approval.

THIS is the approval platform (and politics) for all other versions of aspartame.

Global scientific research has proven that aspartame causes cancer, memory loss, birth defects, leukemia and lymphoma, and the evidence continues to rouse public awareness.

You can’t put the genie back into the bottle. (That’s such a great expression!)

After decades of diet sweetener use, most everyone recognizes a rise in degenerative disease, depression, mental illness, birth defects, learning disorders, ADD/ADHD and autism, dementia, diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, sexual dysfunction, and obesity.

Non-corporate scientists are now connecting the dots of modern diseases to aspartame use. This information continues to be steered away from the consumer.

Now, there’s Advantame.

If advertisers and manufacturers can make you believe that the health dangers of aspartame have gone away because “new products” are safer – unrelated to – or different from aspartame, then they have duped the consumer, once again.

It’s their legal right to do what they are doing, but this shows little integrity putting your health and safety above their profits.

Different Names

Aspartame word collage

Aspartame has many different names.

NutraSweet®; Equal®; Aspartame; Advantame®; Neotame®; AminoSweet®; Canderel®; Pal Sweet Diet®.

G.D. Searle Pharmaceuticals; Monsanto Chemical Company; The NutraSweet Company; Ajinomoto Company, Inc; J.W. Childs Equity Partners II, LP;  Ajinomoto Switzerland A.G.; Ajinomoto Euro-Aspartame S.A.; Yokkaichi; Gravelines.

A sweetener by any other name?


About Janet Hull PhD, CN

Janet Starr Hull, PhD, CN has been working with clients in the holistic health field since 1995. Using natural medicine to cure herself from a diagnosis of Graves’ disease caused by aspartame, Dr. Hull began researching the toxic causes of disease. Today, she is one of the world’s leading experts in environmental toxicology and holistic health and nutrition. Dr. Hull is the first researcher to publicly expose the dangers of aspartame. Connect with Dr. Hull on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.


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