Our expert says:
Artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, have been declared 'safe for human consumption' by all the major nutrition bodies around the world, so moderate intake should not be a problem. But if you say that you are experiencing headaches, light headedness and tiredness and you think this could be due to the aspartame, then I would suggest that you stop using this sweetener for 2-3 weeks to see if the symptoms improve. If they don't then they could be due to other factors such as a diet that is too low in energy or low blood sugar, iron deficiency anaemia, etc. If the symptoms continue to occur after 2 weeks of avoiding aspartame, then I would recommend that you have a medical checkup to determine what is causing them.
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