I've been reading a lot about MSG lately and have learned a few shocking things. First of all, it's in more than just Chinese food. And it causes
a lot more than just headaches.
A simple google image search for "msg obesity induced mice will give you some shocking imagery of mice more than twice their normal size, and all
they did was inject them with msg. Apparently there are several studies on it.
”The monosodium glutamate (MSG) obese rat as a model for the study of exercise in obesity.” Gobatto CA, Mello MA, Souza CT, Ribeiro IA. Res
Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol. 2002. ”Adrenalectomy abolishes the food-induced hypothalamic serotonin release in both normal and monosodium
glutamate-obese rats.” Guimaraes RB, Telles MM, Coelho VB, Mori C, Nascimento CM, Ribeiro. Brain Res Bull. 2002 Aug. ”Obesity induced by neonatal
monosodium glutamate treatment in spontaneously hypertensive rats: An animal model of multiple risk factors.” Iwase M, Yamamoto M, Iino K,
Apparatchik K, Maraschinos N, Seminarians Fujishima Hyper tens Res. 1998 Mar. ”Hypothalamic lesion induced by injection of monosodium glutamate in
suckling period and subsequent development of obesity.” Tanaka K, Chimaera M, Nakamura K Kusunoki. Exp Neural. 1978 Oct.
MSG hides behind more than 25 names!!
Glutamic acid (E 620)
Glutamate (E 620)
Monosodium glutamate (E 621)
Monopotassium glutamate (E 622)
Calcium glutamate (E 623)
Monoammonium glutamate (E 624)
Magnesium glutamate (E 625)
Any “hydrolyzed protein”
Calcium caseinate, Sodium caseinate
Yeast food, Yeast nutrient
Soy protein, soy protein concentrate
Soy protein isolate
Whey protein, whey protein concentrate
Whey protein isolate
Ingredients that often contain MSG:
Carrageenan (E 407)
Bouillon and broth
Any “flavors” or “flavoring”
Citric acid, Citrate (E 330)
Pectin (E 440)
Anything “enzyme modified”
Anything containing “enzymes”
Soy sauce (a reader has informed us that Russell Blaylock, MD states in his book, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, that soy sauce ALWAYS contains
Soy sauce extract
Anything “protein fortified”
By food industry definition, all MSG is “naturally occurring.” “Natural” doesn’t mean “safe.” “Natural” only means that the
ingredient started out in nature, like arsenic and hydrochloric acid.
MSG is believed to cause obesity, migranes, headaches, adhd, Alzheimer's and autism just to name a few.
These are just some of the things I've read about recently, but this is new to me. I'd love to hear if anyone has anything to add to this, or if
anyone has any techniques to avoid msg while shopping, especially since it's been added to milk, and sprayed on produce!!
I already avoid gmo's and buy organic as much as I can find it, avoid nitrates, and now after taking a new look at msg, it kind of feels like when
you add it all up, there's nothing left to eat except what's growing in my garden right now.