"Well, a lot of the book that I wrote about excitotoxins
concerns glutamate, MSG and that sort of thing or the glutamate that
accumulates naturally in the brain in pathological conditions, but the story
of aspartame is that aspartame contains aspartic acid which is also
an isolated amino acid that is just as toxic as glutamate.
makes aspartame particularly dangerous is that it contains three
neurotoxins. Methanol is a very powerful neurotoxin, in fact the
EPA controls methanol exposure very carefully allowing only
very minute levels to be found in foods or in environmental
exposures. But, it's interesting that the level allowed in
NutraSweet is seven (7) times the amount that the EPA will allow
anyone else to use." -- physican/author Dr. Russell Blaylock in
a Mission Possible radio interview, 3-Jun-99.