Hidden Names for MSG and Reported Symptoms of MSG Toxicity

Hidden Names for MSG and Reported Symptoms of MSG ...

Hidden Names for MSG and Reported Symptoms of MSG Toxicity


Hidden Names for MSG 

Foods always contain MSG when these words are on the label:

MSGGelatinCalcium Caseinate
Monosodium glutamateHydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)Textured Protein
Monopotassium glutamateHydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP)Yeast Extract
GlutamateAutolyzed Plant ProteinYeast food or nutrient
Glutamic AcidSodium CaseinateAutolyzed Yeast

Foods made with the following products often contain MSG.

Malted Barley (flavor)Flavors, FlavoringModified food starch
Barley maltReaction FlavorsRice syrup or brown rice syrup
Malt Extract or FlavoringNatural Chicken, Beef, or Pork, Flavoring "Seasonings" (Most assume this means salt, pepper, or spices and herbs, which sometimes it is.)Lipolyzed butter fat
MaltodextrinSoy Sauce or Extract"Low" or "No Fat" items
Caramel Flavoring (coloring)Soy ProteinCorn syrup and corn syrup solids (some companies use another process to make their product, saying it is MSG free)
StockSoy Protein Isolate or ConcentrateCitric Acid (when processed from corn)
BrothCornstarchMilk Powder
BouillonFlowing AgentsDry Milk Solids
CarrageenanWheat, rice, or oat proteinProtein Fortified Milk
Whey Protein or WheyAnything enriched or vitamin enrichedAnnatto
Whey Protein Isolate or ConcentrateProtein fortified "anything"Spice
PectinEnzyme modified "anythng"Gums
ProteaseUltra-pasteurized "anything"Dough Conditioners
Protease enzymesFermented "anything"Yeast Nutrients

European numbers for glutamate containing additives:


Commonly Reported Symptoms of MSG Toxicity

Based on books by Dr. Blaylock and Dr. Schwartz

Numbness or paralysisMouth lesions, sores
Swelling of hands, feet, faceDiarrhea
Mitral valve prolapseNausea
Arrhythmias or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (which can lead to stroke)Vomiting
Rise or drop in blood pressure (a fluctuation)Stomach cramps and gas
Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)Irritable bowel, colitis, and/or constipation
Angina (pain in and around heart and ribs)Swelling of/or painful rectum
Heart palpitations (change in heart beat, or irregularities, such as atrial fibrillation)Spastic colon
Shuddering, shaking, chillsExtreme thirst
Tendonitis and joint pain, TMJWater retention and bloating (stomach swells)
Arthritic-like pain Muscle aches – legs, back, shoulders, neckAbdominal discomfort
Flu-like symptomsAsthma symptoms
Stiffness – jaw, musclesShortness of breath
Heaviness of arms, legsChest pain
Mental dullnessTightness of chest
DepressionRunny nose and sneezing
Dizziness, light headednessPostnasal drip
Disorientation, mental confusion, bi-polarBronchitis-like symptoms
Anxiety or panic attacksHoarseness, sore throat
Hyperactivity, especially in children (A.D.H.D.)Chronic cough – sometimes a tickle cough
Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.)Gagging reflex
Behavioral problems – delinquency, rage, and hostilitySkin rash – hives, itching, rosacea-like reaction
Feelings of inebriationMouth lesions, small waxy bits in throat, tonsils
Slurred speechTingling numbness on face, ears, arms, legs, or feet
Balance problemsFlushing, tingling, burning sensation in face or chest
Aching teethExtreme dryness of mouth, "cotton mouth", or irritated tongue
Seizures, tremorsDark circles or bags under eyes, face swelling
Loss of memoryUrological problems, nocturia, uncontrollable bladder or swelling of prostate
LethargyDifficulty focusing
Sleeping disorders – insomnia or drowsiness (chronic fatigue)Pressure behind eyes
Migraine headaches – facial or temporal Eye symptoms – tired or burning eyes to blurry vision, optic neuritisSeeing shiny lights
Neurological diseases: ALS, Parkinson's, M.S.Burning sinuses, broken sinus capillaries
Prostate, infertility, thyroid problemsGastro esophageal reflux
Ear problems – tinnitus or Meniere's DiseaseCartilage, connective tissue damage
Gout-like condition (usually knees)Gall bladder or gall bladder like problems
Kidney pain – Loin PainHematuria Syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome 

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. Relatively new to the list are wheat protein and soy protein.

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 in ingredients that include the words "hydrolyzed," "amino acids," and "protein."

Low fat and no fat milk products often include milk solids that contain MSG.

Drinks, candy, and chewing gum are potential sources of hidden MSG and of aspartame and neotame. Aspartic acid, found in neotame and aspartame (NutraSweet), ordinarily causes MSG type reactions in MSG sensitive people. Aspartame is found in some medications, including children's medications. Neotame is relatively new and we have not yet seen it used widely. 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 glutamic acid (MSG) which causes brain lesions in young laboratory animals, and causes endocrine disturbances like OBESITY and REPRODUCTIVE disorders later in life. It would appear that most, if not all, live virus vaccines contain MSG.

Reactions to MSG are dose related, i.e., some people react to even very small amounts. MSG-induced 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.

Remember: By FDA definition, all MSG is "naturally occurring." "Natural" doesn't mean "safe." "Natural" only means that the ingredient started out in nature.

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