What Is It?
MSG, also known as monosodium glutamate, glutamate, sodium glutamate, gelatin, hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), glutamic acid etc. is the sodium salt of glutamic acid. It is used as a flavor enhancer. MSG as a flavor enhancer makes the tasteless food fresher, tastier and smell better.
MSG not only stimulates the nerves on the tongue, but also becomes an ‘excitotoxin’ or neurotoxin that is addictive and produces harmful effects on the brain.
Glutamate is a naturally-occuring amino acid and neurotransmitter (which is why food producers try to convince us it’s safe), too much of it can interfere with the brain’s normal chemical messengers. Excessive MSG can cause ‘excitotoxicity’, where neurons die. This isn’t an ingredient we want our children with developing brains to consume.
It’s addictive. Researchers found that a gastric infusion of MSG activated several brain areas and made the research subjects develop a preference for it.
Thyroid Disruption. Even low doses can disrupt thyroid tissues and affect body weight.
Genotoxicity. it has the ability to damage DNA and cause mutations that could potentially lead to cancer. Scientists found that MSG caused DNA. Read The Study Here
IBS and Fibromyalgia. Studies have shown that 84% of people who took MSG out of their diet had symptoms reduced. Furthremore when MSG was re introduced the pain and symptoms came back.
Headaches. People who consumed MSG for five days experienced headaches and muscle tension within 15 to 50 minutes. Read The Study Here
Foods / Items Containing MSG
- Seasoned/flavoured potato chips
- Seasoned/flavoured crackers
- Soup mixes/bouillon (organic and conventional)
- Cooking sauces
- Snack foods (ie. gluten-free pretzels!)
- Salad dressings
- Fast foods
- Deli meats
- Soy products
- Glutamic acid
- Monosodium glutamate
- Calcium caseinate
- Textured protein
- Monopotassium glutamate
- Sodium caseinate
- Yeast nutrient
- Yeast extract
- Yeast food
- Autolyzed yeast
- Hydrolyzed protein (any protein that is hydrolyzed)
- Hydrolyzed corn gluten
- Natrium glutamate (natrium is Latin/German for sodium)
- Malt extract
- Natural pork flavoring
- Barley malt
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