Artificial Sweeteners/Diet Soda... Good or Bad?  
Many people turn to diet soda or other artificially sweetened beverages in order to reduce their intake of calories and sugar. SPORTea® is the ultimate alternative beverage to these "diet drinks" with their questionable additives and sweeteners. SPORTea® contains only natural ingredients and does not need any additional sweetening. In fact many of our customers have used SPORTea® to not only help them break their diet soda "addiction" but also to jump start and maintain their weight loss efforts...
“SPORTea® is the perfect daily drink for health and diet or weight-loss conscious individuals. It is the healthy, naturally energizing combination of herbs, vitamins, and minerals and the absence of sugar and salt which make it ideal for anyone seeking an alternative beverage that they can feel good about drinking throughout the day. SPORTea® delivers!…. I strongly recommend it and it tastes great too!”

- Jim Hinto, Los Angeles California Personal Trainer to Film Stars and Professional Athletes
"I like the light, refreshing taste as well as the fact that I feel great when I drink it (SPORTea®), and have no taste whatsoever for any Diet Coke (I am trying to quite a heavy Diet Coke habit ...) for the rest of the day. What a lovely unintended consequence."

- Pat Longabaugh, Milwaukee, WI
“ Finally at long last…SPORTea®…something good to drink all day long…. no calories…. a pleasant refreshing lift…. no aftertaste and there was no caffeine buzz.”

- Hinterberger’s Food Review - The Seattle Times

Read more below about the sweeteners found in diet drinks and decide for yourself...

Aspartame: Besides diet soft drinks, the main sources of Aspartame in people's diets are the sweetener in the blue packets - "EQUAL" and the brand name sweetener "NUTRASWEET". Aspartame is an FDA approved natural sweetener made from amino acids. Scientific testing to establish aspartame's safety prior to FDA approval resulted in brain tumors and grand mal seizures in rat studies, and depression, menstrual irregularities, constipation, headaches, tiredness, and general swelling in human test groups. When exposed to heat, aspartame breaks down into toxic methyl alcohol. This may occur even at temperatures reached by diet sodas during regular storage.

An analysis of peer reviewed medical literature using MEDLINE and other databases was conducted by Ralph G. Walton, MD, Chairman, The Center for Behavioral Medicine, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Dr. Walton analyzed 164 studies which were felt to have relevance to human safety questions. Of those studies, 74 studies had aspartame industry-related sponsorship and 90 were funded without any industry money. Of the 90 non-industry-sponsored studies, 83 (92%) identified one or more problems with aspartame. Of the 7 studies which did not find a problems, 6 of those studies were conducted by the FDA.

Given that a number of FDA officials went to work for the aspartame industry immediately following approval (including the former FDA Commissioner), many consider these studies to be equivalent to industry-sponsored research. Of the 74 aspartame industry-sponsored studies, all 74 (100%) claimed that no problems were found with aspartame. Given this data, one has to question the safety of Aspartame.


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