Sugar Free Gold is made from Aspartame, which is protein derivative and is approved by WHO and USFDA, among others. Sugar Free Gold is nutritions and 100% safe. Aspartame is the largest selling sweetener worldwide. More than 300 million people across 100 countries use Aspartame in a wide range of foods, beverages and dietetic products.,Aspartame is easily digested and metabolized into amino acids in the body. Therefore it has some nutritive value, unlike sugar which is nothing but empty calories.