1 of 3 chemicals found in Aspartame
, the other 2 being aspartic acid and methanol
. High levels of phenylalanine in the blood can cause reduction to serotonin levels in the brain, which can cause a person to be short-tempered, bipolar
, and even depressed and suicidal.
You don’t need PKU for Phenylalanine to give you brain damage.