Does aspartame work?
The overall effectiveness rating for aspartame is 1 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence aspartame does what it claims. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.
There is one study in the database on aspartame; the confidence rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for aspartame as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.
The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about aspartame. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.
|Energy Balance (calories in & calories out) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|decrease calorie intake|
|Mental Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|Title of Study|
|Phenylalanine and aspartame fail to alter feeding behavior, mood and arousal in men|