The Many Names of Monosodium Glutamate

Thu Apr 14, 2005 03:09


The Many Names of Monosodium Glutamate

Many of us are suffering needlessly because of so-called safe
food additives, namely excitatory neuro-transmitters (nicknamed
excitotoxins). The main ones are monosodium glutamate (MSG),
aspartame, and L-cysteine. You may think that you are actually
avoiding MSG if you avoid Chinese restaurants, but this factory-
created flavor enhancer is in almost every bottled, bagged, frozen,
or canned processed food on supermarket shelves. But since MSG
is often a component of a formulation, it is not labeled as such.
(Editor's Note: Many people would be shocked to know that almost
all restaurants use large amounts of MSG in their food
preparation. Italian food is sometimes much worse than Chinese food.)

You've seen words like autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed protein,
and whey protein. Each of these substances contain a percentage
of glutamate, the harmful component of MSG.

Are you suffering any of these symptoms? Perhaps you need
to take a better look at the food you are eating.

1. Severe headache
2. Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting
3. Irregular heartbeat or blood pressure, racing heart
4. Depression or mood change, bipolar, SAD
5. Abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, colitis, IBS
6. Balance problems, dizziness, or seizures, mini-strokes
7. Tenderness in localized areas, neck, back, etc.
8. Sleep disorders
9. Blurred vision or difficulty breathing
10. Chronic fatigue or sleepiness
11. Excessive perspiring or shuddering and chills
12. Shortness of breath, chest pains, asthma
13. Swelling, pain, or numbness of hands, feet, jaw
14. Pain in joints or bones
15. Flushing or tingling in face, chest, pressure behind eyes
16. Gagging reflex or difficulty swallowing
17. Hyperactivity, behavioral problems
18. Chronic post nasal drip
19. Skin rash, itching, hives
20. Bloated face, dark circles under strained eyes
21. Extreme thirst or dry mouth
22. Difficulty concentrating and poor memory
23. Slowed speech
24. Chronic bronchitis-like symptoms, allergy reactions,
dry cough, hoarseness or sore throat
25. Heavy, weak feeling in arms and legs
2 6. Irritable bowel or colitis
27. Attention deficit disorder, anxiety attacks, rage, panic attacks
28. Neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's, fibromyalgia, MS,
29. Pressure behind eyes or on head, neck, shoulder
30. ADD, ADHD, Rage Disorder
31. Asthma
32. Weight problems, obesity, hypoglycemia

Foods with these words on the label always
contain MSG:

MSG, monosodium glutamate, monopotassium glutamate,
glutamate, glutamic acid, gelatin, calcium caseinate, hydrolyzed
vegetable protein, textured protein, autolyzed plant protein,
hydrolyzed plant protein, yeast extract, glutamate, yeast food
or nutrient, sodium caseinate, autolyzed yeast

Foods made with the following products
often contain MSG:

malted barley (flavor), barley malt, malt extract of flavoring,
maltodextrin, caramel flavoring (coloring), stock, broth, bouillon,
carrageenan, whey protein or whey, whey protein isolate or
concentrate, pectin, protease, protease enzymes, flavors, flavoring,
natural chicken, beef or pork flavoring, seasonings (Most assume
this means salt, pepper or spices and herbs which sometimes it is.),
soy sauces or extract, soy protein, soy protein isolate or concentrate, cornstarch, flowing agents, white rice or oat protein, protein fortified anything, enzyme modified anything, ultra-pasteurized anything, fermented anything,

And yet more that may contain msg . . . modified food
starch, rice syrup or brown rice syrup, lipolyzed butter fat, low or
no-fat items, corn syrup and corn syrup solids (some companies
use another process to make their product, saying it is MSG-free),
citric acid (when processed with corn), milk powder, dry milk solids,
protein fortified milk, annatto, spice, gums, dough conditioners, yeast nutrients