Originally Posted by mm84321
You need to account just as much for the context of the nutrient, as the content. The methanol present in fruit is accompanied with relatively high amounts of folic acid, niacin, vitamin C, and B complex vitamins which serve to directly detoxify the methanol toxic axis in the metabolic processes and, are therefore also protective. On the other hand Aspartame is non nutritional and affords none of the protective factors afforded by fruit and vegetable juices but rather consumes them in it's inherent metabolism leaving the human organism depleted of them on a milligram for milligram basis. This depletion therefore, is made all the more overwhelming to the health by the immense volumes of Aspartame products that some consume.
Nobody consumes an "immense volume" of aspartame. Even someone with a rather severe diet soda habit is getting a gram or so a day, of which only a small fraction is converted into methanol. Unless you are in severely bad health already, your body already has all the materials it needs to handle that much methanol without any danger whatsoever. This may "deplete" some of those materials, but as long of the rest of your diet is ok you have nothing to worry about. There's no rational biochemical reason that you would need to consume any nutrients at the same time to process the methanol. The aspartame is not benefiting you, certainly, but neither is it doing any harm.
I suggest you watch the video in that link I posted and learn a bit about the history of Aspartame. If you'd like some more information, feel free to PM me.
I'd rather stick to sources I know are legitimate. I've read a substantial amount of peer-reviewed published research on aspartame, I'm not going to give a lot of weight to a video online.
I also rather doubt you're going to be able to educate me much on the subject. Without pulling an appeal to authority fallacy here, I'll just say that I have a PhD in chemistry and teach a class on biochemistry.