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Old 07-06-07, 09:34 PM   #1
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Champion Met Endurance trouble?

I just picked up a container of Champion Met Endurance for a pre-ride meal, I've been VERY happy with Champion Metabolol II for post-ride shakes but I guess I should have read the ingredients a bit more carefully on the Endurance formula because it seems to have aspartame in it !! Why on Earth would a nutrition company put aspartame in their nutrition shakes? I really don't want to spend the time and trouble returning this so I'll probably go through this container for the sake of not wasting my money, but is this going to effect my weight management at all and etc? I've heard many bad things about aspartame to the point that it is much much worst than sugar and etc. What should I do? Should I just suck it up and use it up or spend the trouble in returning it? I've already opened it so I'm not sure if they'll even take it back. I picked this up on the way home from a race so it's bout an hour's drive back there.
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Old 07-07-07, 08:24 AM   #2
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Aspartame is an artificial sweetener, which contains two amino acids - aspartic acid and phenylalanine. It is 180 -200 times sweeter than sucrose and is used as a low calorie sweetening ingredient, for example in soft drinks, dairy products, chewing gum, chocolate and ice cream. Aspartame is classed as a food additive under European Food legislation, which means that it underwent rigorous safety evaluation by the Scientific Committee for Foods (SCF) before its approval in 1981. Once an additive has been approved as safe across the European Union, it is assigned an E-number and Aspartame carries the number E-951. It concluded from biochemical, clinical, and behavioural research that the daily intake of aspartame remained entirely safe for the general public - including diabetics, pregnant and nursing women and children – but not for people with phenylketonuria.

British Medical Journal Vol.329 (October 04), page 755-756
http://www.aspartame.info/opinion/pdfs/bmj%20aspartame.pdf
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