About MSG or Monosodium Glutamate
When consumers refer to MSG they are referring to
PROCESSED FREE GLUTAMIC ACID. If glutamic acid hasn't been processed, it
doesn't cause adverse reactions.
MSG is MANUFACTURED (and it has 30 different names... why?)
Click here to see hidden
names/sources of MSG.
MSG is NOT FOUND NATURALLY IN FOOD or in the human body. MSG is NOT
IDENTICAL TO FREE GLUTAMIC ACID THAT HAS NOT BEEN MANUFACTURED. The
glutamic acid found naturally in human beings and other higher organisms
is not MSG.
MSG enters the body through the mouth, through the nose, through the
skin, and through the placental barrier.
MSG can enter the brain through the blood brain barrier, which is
incomplete through childhood, never intact in certain regions of the
hypothalamus, and is easily damaged by things like a blow to the head,
high fever, seizures, stroke, and the normal process of aging.
MSG is potentially toxic to everyone.
MSG can cross the placental barrier.
MSG is most toxic to the unborn, to infants, to children, and to the
MSG is found in medications - including vaccines.
MSG is found in infant formula - with the greatest amounts found in
MSG is found in liquid supplements given to the elderly.
MSG is being sprayed on crops as they grow. MSG is HIDDEN IN AND ON
UNPROCESSED PRODUCE that has been sprayed with plant "growth enhancers,"
fertilizers, and fungicides that contain MSG.
MSG is being used in waxes applied to raw fruits and vegetables.
MSG is hidden in PROCESSED food in ingredients that give no clue to the
fact that they contain MSG.
The glutamate-industry-sponsored research that claims to "prove" that
MSG is safe is flawed to the point of being fraudulent. One of their
tricks (and there are many) is to use MSG in placebos.
By law, the burden of proof that any food ingredient is safe lies with
the manufacturer. But the glutamate-industry-sponsored research that
CLAIMS to "prove" that MSG is safe is flawed to the point of being
fraudulent. One of their tricks (and there are many) is to use MSG in
MSG is shorthand for processed free glutamic acid. It is a toxic
substance used in food, drugs, cosmetics, and pesticide products without
The flavor enhancer know as "monosodium glutamate" was first brought to
the United States in quantity in the late 1940s. Today, processed free
glutamic acid (MSG), the toxic ingredient in "monosodium glutamate," is
found in virtually all processed food. In 1997, MSG was introduced in a
plant "growth enhancer" (AuxiGro) to be sprayed on growing crops, and
today we know of no crop that the EPA has failed to approve for
spraying. A number of people reported MSG reactions following ingestion
of lettuce, strawberries, and the giant russet potatoes that came to
market in 1997 -- people who didn't know that those crops might have
been sprayed with a product that contained MSG.
Processed free glutamic acid (MSG) is hidden in food, drugs, cosmetics,
and pesticides. Hidden, we believe, because the 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 is was the
MSG they were reacting to, and might, therefore, refrain from buying any
products that contained MSG.
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/hiddensources.html MSG is hidden in
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/formulacopy.html MSG is hidden in
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/grapes.html MSG is hidden in wine.
Yes, MSG is sprayed on California wine grapes
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/msgsprayed.html MSG is sprayed on
growing fruits, grains, and vegetables
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/produce-1.html There have been
reports of MSG reactions to produce
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/organicP.html MSG is proposed for
spray on organic crops and for use in organic food
MSG is used in kosher food --and
http://just-food.com/news_detail.asp?art=21589&dm=yes some MSG is
made with enzymes that come from pork.
MSG is already used in some (limited) organic food; and the food
industry, represented by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI),
is pushing to expand its use.
MSG is used in cosmetics.
MSG is used in medications.
Protein drinks often recommended for seniors, and enteral feeding
products (tube feeding) are sources of MSG.
Protein powders sold in health food stores are sources of MSG.
MSG is hidden in food with labels that say "No Added MSG," "No MSG
Added," and "No MSG"
People who are sensitive to processed free glutamic acid (MSG), or those
who simply would choose to avoid ingestion of toxic amino acids, need to
understand that there are two other neurotoxic amino acids commonly used
in food: aspartic acid and L-cysteine. Aspartic acid is found in the
sugar substitute called "aspartame," often identified as "NutraSweet" or
"Equal." L-cysteine is most often used in dough conditioners.
Following are three web pages that focus in large part on the dangers of
http://www.dorway.com/ Say No to
Aspartame Consumption is Never Safe
Truth in Labeling Campaign,
P.O. Box 2532, Darien, IL 60561
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/nomsg.html Hidden in food with labels
that say "No Added MSG," "No MSG Added," and "No MSG"
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/Dang.html DANGERS OF USING MSG
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/Brain.html Brain lesions --
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/Retinal.html Retinal degeneration --
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/Neuro.html Neuroendocrine disorders --
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/Adv.html Human adverse reactions
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/Glut.html The Glutamate Cascade":
Addiction, stroke, epilepsy, degenerative disorders, brain trauma,
neuropathic pain, schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/Enemy.html MEET THE PEOPLE WHO PROFIT
FROM THE SALE OF MSG
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/facts.html JUST THE FACTS: Things the
"glutes" and their friends at the EPA, FDA, and USDA don't want you to
Getting involved --http://www.truthinlabeling.org/suing.html Thinking of
suing? --http://www.truthinlabeling.org/facts.html Just the facts
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/forB.html COMMENTARY: FOR BETTER OR WORSE
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/Resor.html GOVERNMENT RESOURCES ON LINE