Whats the difference between Aspartame (nutrasweet) and Aspartamine (the amino acid naturally occurring in your protein powder)?

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Whats the difference between Aspartame (nutrasweet) and Aspartamine (the amino acid naturally occurring in your protein powder)?

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Aspartame and aspartamine are not the same. Aspartame is the result of mixing in a laboratory the amino acids aspartamine and phenylalanine. In most complete proteins, aspartamine is one of the naturally occurring amino acids and has nothing to do with the artificial sweetener aspartame.