History of MSG

Wiki’s History on MSG


-          MSG is not an allergy it is an intolerance or sensitivity (allergy’s involve an antibody response from the immune system)  (Allergy Vs. Intolerance)

-          MSG is a chemical that causes neuro transmitters to fire in your tongue and brain

-          It is a drug used to manipulate a response in the body

-          Occurs naturally in seaweed

-          Sometimes known as the “Chinese restaurant syndrome”

-          MSG causes an insulin response normally a response set off by sugar. And MSG isn’t a sugar. The (MSG induced) insulin produced by your pancreas tells the cells in your body to absorb sugar.  Within in 1 -2 hours your body/brain will have a response thinking its hungry and needs more sugar (really you don’t)




According to the FDA, MSG Symptom Complex or MSG side effects can result in:

  • Numbness
  • Burning sensation
  • Tingling
  • Facial pressure or tightness
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty breathing for asthmatics

Cardiac - Arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation, Tachycardia, Rapid heartbeat, Palpitations, Slow heartbeat, Angina, Extreme rise or drop in blood pressure

Circulatory – Swelling

Gastrointestinal - Diarrhea, Nausea/vomiting, Stomach cramps, Rectal bleeding, Bloating

Muscular - Flu-like achiness, Joint pain, Stiffness

Neurological - Depression, Mood swings, Rage reactions, Migraine headache, Dizziness, Light-headedness, Loss of balance, Disorientation, Mental confusion, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Hyperactivity, Behavioral problems in children, Attention deficit disorders, Lethargy, Sleepiness, Insomnia, Numbness or paralysis, Seizures, Sciatica, Slurred speech, Chills and shakes, Shuddering

Visual - Blurred vision, Difficulty focusing, Pressure around eyes

Respiratory - Asthma, Shortness of breath, Chest pain, Tightness in the chest, Runny nose, Sneezing

Urological / Genital - Bladder pain (with frequency), Swelling of the prostate, Swelling of the vagina, Vaginal spotting, Frequent urination, Nocturia

Skin - Hives (may be both ..internal and external), Rash, Mouth lesions, Temporary tightness or partial paralysis, numbness or tingling of the skin, Flushing, Extreme dryness of the mouth, Face swelling, Tongue swelling, Bags under eyes”



Hidden Ingredients

Food Additives that Always Contain MSG:

  • Monosodium Glutamate,
  • Autolyzed Yeast,
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein,
  • Hydrolyzed Protein,
  • Hydrolyzed Plant Protein,
  • Plant Protein Extract,
  • Sodium Caseinate,
  • Calcium Caseinate,
  • Yeast Extract,
  • Textured Protein (Including TVP),
  • Hydrolyzed Oat Flour,
  • Corn Oil

Food Additives That FREQUENTLY Contain MSG:

  • Malt Extract,
  • Malt Flavoring,
  • Bouillon,
  • Broth,
  • Stock Flavoring,
  • Natural Flavors/Flavoring,
  • Natural Beef Or Chicken Flavoring,
  • Seasoning,
  • Spices,
  • Maltodextrin,
  • Whey Protein

Food Additives That MAY Contain MSG:

  • Carrageenan,
  • Enzymes,
  • Soy Protein Isolate,
  • Soy Protein Concentrate,
  • Whey Protein Concentrate




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