28 May Can Aspartame (Artificial Sweetener) Affect Your Testosterone Levels?
Aspartame, or artificial sweetener, is everywhere today. You can find it in diet soda, juices, and many processed foods. What is worse is that this sweetener is typically found in “diet” food and drinks such as diet soda, that is labeled as being low-calorie, or healthy.
There has been a great deal of research in recent years on aspartame, and the more popular it becomes, the more people start to realize the potential side effects of this sweetener. However, one of the most revealing recent findings on aspartame suggests that this artificial sweetener may cause low T.
Unfortunately, aspartame is what is called an excitotoxin. The term “excitotoxicity” which is used to depict the pathological process caused by too many excitotoxins entails nerve cells being damaged or killed because of excessive stimulation by neurotransmitters. Typically, this includes glutamate and other stimulatory compounds.
These toxins can bind to different brain receptors, causing them to take in too many calcium ions and eventually causing damage. Unfortunately, these negative effects can not only impact the brain but testosterone production as well.
While excitotoxins have been associated with neurological disorders and are known to impact the hormonal system, there is still a great deal of research to be done on these toxins and how much of an impact they can have on the blood-brain barrier. However, with more and more mounting evidence supporting the impact of Aspartame and testosterone, it is smart to not only remove this artificial sweetener from your diet but to make sure that you are getting your testosterone levels checked to see if you may be suffering from low T.
The good news is, there are plenty of natural sweeteners out there that can help satisfy your sweet tooth without all of the processed chemicals and toxins. This is a great first step, but this alone won’t help restore your testosterone levels to their normal rate. In addition to avoiding exposure to certain chemicals, you also need to take action in boosting your testosterone levels as well.
Here at LT Men’s Clinic, we can help you get your hormone levels checked and explore our many options for treating low T. Getting checked is the first step. Then we can help you find a testosterone treatment plan that will work to get your T levels back to where they are supposed to be. To learn more, schedule an appointment with us today by calling 817-369-3605. We have patches, pills, creams, and injections available, so you can find a low T solution that meets your individual needs. The right diet can be part of the battle against low T, and the right testosterone treatment can help you win the war against struggling hormone levels.