Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/32...#ixzz26qOvslSKOut of all of the consumer complaints the FDA receives in a year, about 80 percent are related to adverse reactions from aspartame, according to the Healthy Holistic Living website. The FDA compiled a list of 92 symptoms associated with aspartame use, some of which include anxiety attacks, confusion, depression, headaches, insomnia, memory loss, and seizures. Among the many symptoms reported, hair loss, baldness and thinning of the hair are also listed.
Exactly why or how aspartame causes hair loss is not clear. More research is needed. Many aspartame victims comment on Dr. Hull's website forum regarding their specific hair loss experience. Many victims have discovered the correlation between aspartame and hair loss unintentionally. While drinking a considerable amount of diet soda, hair loss symptoms began or worsened. When victims cut back or quit completely, they said their hair loss symptoms stopped or improved. Dr. Hull feels that the methanol in aspartame is damaging to healthy hair growth. She feels that if you discontinue the consumption of all aspartame-containing products, you should see improvements in six weeks.
The obvious solution to your hair loss problem is to stop drinking diet soda and avoid other aspartame-containing products. You may also want to consider hair loss treatments. Over-the-counter minoxidil, or Rogaine, promotes new hair growth and prevents further hair loss in a small percentage of people, according to MayoClinic.com. Eat a balanced diet that includes sufficient protein and iron, which are important for healthy hair.