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Aspartame is an additive often found in desserts, breakfast cereals, gelatin, pudding mixes, beverages, chewing gum, dairy products and other foods and drugs. It is comprised of two amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine. Aspartame is safe for using during pregnancy and lactation according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA's recommendation is to limit daily consumption to a moderate level. Persons with the metabolic disorder called PKU or pregnant women with high levels of phenylalanine in their blood are cautioned about using Aspartame due to the fact that phenylalanine is one of the two amino acids found in Aspartame. People with these conditions may not metabolize phenylalanine appropriately. Updated: 04.26.17

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