MSG - Don't Use!

"As glutamate is a major excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system (CNS), the implications of glutamate excitotoxicity are many and far-reaching." (1) Wow!

"This additive has been linked to asthma, headache, urticaria and angioedema, rhinitis, psychiatric disorders and convulsions " (2)

"there was a significant increase in reports of headache and subjectively reported pericranial muscle tenderness after MSG. Systolic BP was elevated in the high MSG session compared with low MSG and placebo. These findings add new information to the concept of MSG headache and craniofacial pain sensitivity." (3)

I hope you get the idea. Ask and avoid MSG!

Hidden names for MSG and free glutamic acid: (4)

Names of ingredients that always contain processed free glutamic acid :

  • Glutamic Acid (E 620)2

  • Glutamate (E 620)

  • Monosodium Glutamate (E 621)

  • Monopotassium Glutamate (E 622)

  • Calcium Glutamate (E 623)

  • Monoammonium Glutamate (E 624)

  • Magnesium Glutamate (E 625)

  • Natrium Glutamate

  • Yeast Extract

  • Anything hydrolyzed

  • Any hydrolyzed protein

  • Calcium Caseinate

  • Sodium Caseinate

  • Yeast Food

  • Yeast Nutrient

  • Autolyzed Yeast

  • Gelatin

  • Textured Protein

  • Soy Protein

  • Soy Protein Concentrate

  • Soy Protein Isolate

  • Whey Protein

  • Whey Protein Concentrate

  • Whey Protein Isolate

  • Anything: protein

  • Vetsin

  • Ajinomoto

Names of ingredients that often contain or produce processed free glutamic acid:

  • Carrageenan (E 407)

  • Bouillon and broth

  • Stock

  • Any flavors or flavoring

  • Maltodextrin

  • Citric acid, Citrate (E 330)

  • Anything ultra-pasteurized

  • Barley malt

  • Pectin (E 440)

  • Protease

  • Anything enzyme modified

  • Anything containing enzymes

  • Malt extract

  • Soy sauce

  • Soy sauce extract

  • Anything protein fortified

  • Anything fermented

  • Seasonings

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