Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Aspartame- and a little bit more...
I read an interesting piece from Jay Robb this week as he answered a viewer email. The person asked about the difference between ASPARTAME, ASPARTAMINE and ASPARTIC ACID. They received the following response from Jay Robb which I found quite informative.
Aspartame is an artificial sweetener made from a combination of ISOLATED phenylalanine and aspartic acid. Both are amino acids but never is this particular combination of amino acids found in nature as two concentrated and isolated amino acids. Both of those amino acids are naturally occurring in many complete proteins, including our whey protein isolate. This is natural and what you want. Aspartamine is NOT aspartame. Aspartamine is just another name for the amino acid aspartic acid.