Avoid MSG But What Is It? Why?

Learn the 27 & 1/2 names MSG hides behind & other ways we get manipulated...

I am seeing “No MSG” on all kinds of products where MSG may never be a possibility. But I wasn’t certain until I read this article that refreshed memory about MSG.

And since advertising uses words to mean different things at different times, almost as sneaky and dishonest as the US regulatory agencies, what about when MSG is listed by a synonym?

After learning more about 31 MSG side effects, go to our next post for a list of 27 and 1 half names for MSG.

What Exactly Is Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)?

The food additive monosodium glutamate, MSG, is used to enhance, balance, and blend the overall perception of other tastes in food. It stimulates the taste buds and increases saliva production to make flavors ‘pop’.

MSG is one of the most controversial food additives.

What exactly is it? It is the refined sodium salt form of the amino acid glutamate or glutamic acid. 

Since MSG is only 12% sodium by weight versus sodium chloride, which is 39%, some food manufacturers argue that by using MSG, they can use less salt (sodium chloride) in their products.

That’s why foods that frequently contain MSG are apt to be salty or savory tasting.

Robert Ho Man Kwok identified an MSG symptom complex that he called Chinese Restaurant Syndrome.

Since then, MSG has been implicated in many health issues and side effects. Reported adverse reactions to MSG include:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Asthma attack
  3. Atrial fibrillation
  4. Bloating
  5. Cardiac arrhythmia
  6. Chest pain
  7. Change in blood pressure
  8. Changes in mood
  9. Depression
  10. Diarrhea
  11. Dizziness
  12. Hives
  13. Insomnia
  14. Irritable bowel
  15. Joint pain
  16. Migraines
  17. Nausea
  18. Numbness
  19. Panic attack
  20. Pressure around eyes
  21. Shortness of breath
  22. Skin rash
  23. Slurred speech
  24. Sneezing or runny nose
  25. Stomach cramps
  26. Sweating
  27. Swelling of face
  28. or tongue
  29. Trouble focusing
  30. Twitching
  31. Vomiting

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So if you have one of the above symptoms test to see if eliminating MSG under any of its names will help you clear the symptom.

The quickest and cheapest way to stop your head from hurting is to quit banging it against a wall.

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