aspartame (Nutrasweet, Equal) for arthritic pain

Patients may ask you about using the artificial sweetener,aspartame (Nutrasweet, Equal) for arthritis pain...due to new findingsreleased in the journal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Some osteoarthritis patients report less pain and stiffnessafter taking aspartame.

But researchers are using LARGE doses...76 to 152 mg ofaspartame...about 2 to 4 packets...or up to 8 tabs of Equal per dose.

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