MSG is and it’s code words… here are some listed in Wiki link to MSG ( is one of several forms of glutamic acid found in foods, in large part because glutamic acid, being an amino acid, is pervasive in nature. Glutamic acid and its salts can also be present in a wide variety of other additives, including extracts, and protein isolate, which must be labeled with these common and usual names.) The Wiki link includes the FDA and FSANZ position on MSG which is that it is harmless.
You want to avail yourself of this amazing information that we should all be paying very close attention to as we eat our daily list of “foods” and other than “food” that we place into our body. The second link I find on a search of MSG provides this link very helpful information on MSG here http://www.truthinlabeling.org/ . The third result is from the Mayo clinic in it they do admit that there are “reactions” to MSG known as “MSG symptom complex”
These reactions — known as MSG symptom complex — include:
- Facial pressure or tightness
- Numbness, tingling or burning in face, neck and other areas
- Rapid, fluttering heartbeats (heart palpitations)
- Chest pain
The next link revealed is from MSGTRuth.org Here is an interesting link from them Aspartame has now officially been linked to both weight gain and diabetes.
Dr. Jubb has spoken of MSG and its beginning, during WWII the American GI’s would fight over the rations of the dead Japanese fighters because there rations where so much “tastier” than there’s. This was later attributed to high levels of MSG in there food. Dr. Jubb has said that one can take a piece of cardboard and “butter” it up a bit with MSG and that piece of cardboard will definitely make your mouth water!
Check previous blog entry with video about the neurotoxicity of glutamate: