I will say, I am seeing some sports nutrition studies claiming that aspartame+carbohydrate reduced serum insulin levels in actively exercising individuals. But I’m not sure that is necessarily a good thing? As I understand serum insulin levels during workouts the insulin is there to allow the cell walls to open and drive glucose across the cell wall?
Anyway, my point of the post is like all things in sport training; to be aware of what goes into your body and to be vigilant. If you don’t care about aspartame, cool. But I think we all become a bit complacent and lured in by teams/ athletes riding under a banner of a brand and accepting that what they use will be appropriate for us (and/or safe).
I am guilty of just that. That was my point of this thread as much as it was calling attention to this additive.