Processed Free Glutamic Acid (MSG)

Processed free glutamic acid (MSG) is hidden in food, drugs, cosmetics, fertilizers, fungicides, plant "growth enhancers", and pesticides. Hidde, we believe, beacuse glutamate industry understands that MSG is a toxic substance: that it causes adverse reactions, brain lesions, endocrine disorders and more. Furthermore, the glutamate industry must certainly understand, as we do, that if the MSG in food, drugs, and cosmetics was disclosed on product labels, people who reacted adversely to those products might realize that it was the MSG they were reacting to, and might, therefore, refrain from buying any products that contained MSG.
Hidden Sources of Processed Glutamic Free Acid (MSG)
Names of ingredients that contain enough MSG to serve as common MSG-reaction triggers. The MSG-reaction is a reaction to free glutamic acid that occurs in food as a consequence of manufacture. MSG-sensitive people do not react to protein (which contain bound glutamic acid) or any of the minute amounts of free glutamic acid that might be found in unadulterated unfermented, food.

Read your labels:

These always contain MSG:
Autolyzed yeast Hydrolyzed protein Sodium Caseinate
Calcium Caseinate Hydrolyzed corn gluten Sodium stearate
Diglycerides Modified food starch Textured protein
Flavor enhancer Monoglycerides Yeast nutrient
Glutamate Monopotassium glutamate Yeast extract
Glutamic acid Monosodium glutamate Yeast food
Gelatin Natural flavoring  
These often contain MSG or create MSG during processing:
Barley Malt Natural beef flavoring Stock
Bouillon Natural chicken flavoring Soy protein
Broth Natural flavor(s) Soy protein concentrate
Carrageenan & flavoring(s) Soy protein isolate
Enzymes anything Natural pork flavoring Soy sauce
Enzyme modified anything Pectin Soy sauce extract
Fermented anything Protease Ultra-pasteurized
Flavor(s) & Flavoring(s) Protease enzymes Wheat protein
Maltodextin Protein fortified anything Whey protein
Malt extract Seasonings Whey protein concentrate
Malt flavoring (the word "seasonings") Whey protein isolate
In addition
  • The new game is to label hydrolyzed proteins as pea protein, whey protein, corn protein, etc. If a pea, for example, were whole, it would be identified as a pea. Calling an ingredient pea protein indicates that the pea has been hydrolyzed, at least in part, and that processed free glutamic acid (MSG) is present.

  • Disodium guanylate and disodium inosinate are expensive food additives that work synergistically with inexpensive MSG. Their use suggests that the product has MSG in it. They would probably not be used as food additives if there were no MSG present.

  • MSG reactions have been reported to soaps, shampoos, hair conditioners, and cosmetics, where MSG is hidden ingredients that include the words "hydrolyzed" and "amino acids".

  • Low fat milk products often include milk solids that contain MSG

  • Drinks, candy, and chewing gum are potential sources of hidden MSG and of aspartame. Asparctic acid, found in aspartame (NutraSweet), ordinarily causes MSG type reactions in MSG sensitive people. Aspartame is found in some medications, including children's medication. Check with your pharmacist.

  • Binders and fillers for medications, nutrients, and supplements, both prescription and non-prescription, enteral feeding materials, and some fluids administered intravenously in hospitals, may contain MSG.

  • According to the manufacturer, Varivax-Merck chicken pox vaccine (Varicella Virus Live), contains L--monosodium glutamate and hydrolyzed gelatin both of which contain processed free flutamic acid (MSG) which causes brain lesions in young laboratory animals, and causes endocrine disturbances like OBESITY and REPRODUCTIVE disorderslater in life.
Reactions to MSG are dose related, i.e., some people react to even very small amounts. MSG-included reactions may occur immediately after ingestion or after as much as 48 hours.

Note: There are additional ingredients that appear to cause MSG reactions in ACUTELY sensitive people. A list is available by request.

Remember: By FDA definition, all MSG is "natural occuring." :Natural" doesn't mean "safe".
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