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It is only amino acids that are free (outside of protein) when you ingest them that cause MSG-type adverse reactions.
Amino acids in protein (bound in protein) will not cause MSG-type adverse reactions.
MSG in organic products is just as toxic as any other source of MSG. There are a number of MSG-containing ingredients that have been given “organic” status by the National Organic Program. Organic or not, the MSG in all products is neurotoxic.
Protein powders are a prime source of MSG. They don’t contain intact protein. They contain amino acids that have been freed from protein through a manufacturing process. They invariably contain neurotoxic (brain damaging), endocrine disrupting processed free glutamic acid (MSG) and neurotoxic, endocrine disrupting aspartic acid. Some, if not all, also contain neurotoxic L-cysteine.
Umami is the taste of monosodium glutamate that MSG sensitive people can’t taste. If MSG has a taste of its own (umami), why aren't highly motivated MSG-sensitive people able to taste it?
MSG kills brain cells and causes a variety of adverse reactions. It doesn't matter if you call it “umami” or not.
If MSG wasn’t harmful, it wouldn’t be hidden. Those who manufacture processed food often take great pains to hide the presence of MSG from consumers. They sometimes replace monosodium glutamate with MSG-containing ingredients that give no clue to its presence. They call them “clean labels”. Manufacturers are also often less than truthful when consumers inquire about the presence of MSG in their products.
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) represents itself as independent of industry, yet it is employed by Ajinomoto, and others, to promote their products. IFIC has a name that doesn't give away the fact that they might be promoting questionable substances such as caffeine, BST, sugars, colors, MSG, and aspartame.
Ban MSG? Not a chance. If the FDA banned MSG, the drug companies would lose billions. Think about how much money they make treating asthma, migraine headache, seizures, depression, heart irregularities and all of the other reactions to MSG. And cancer, too. Acid hydrolyzed proteins contain carcinogenic propanols.
MSG-containing ingredients manufactured using acid hydrolysis contain carcinogenic (cancer causing) propanols.
It is impossible to tell from a label which ingredients are manufactured using acid hydrolysis and which are not.
There is no US government body that is going to tell you where MSG is hidden in food, cosmetics, dietary supplements, or pharmaceuticals. (Not the Senate, Congress, Whitehouse, FDA, USDA, EPA, or CDC. They have all been asked. They have all refused.)
Most traditions physicians have been conned into believing that the MSG in food (and elsewhere) is harmless. (There are medical schools text books and food encyclopedias with chapters written by Ajinomoto, Co., Inc. that tell them so.)
Those who manufacture processed food often take great pains to hide the presence of MSG from consumers. They sometimes replace monosodium glutamate with MSG-containing ingredients that give no clue to its presence. They call them “clean labels”. Clean labels are labels for products that contain MSG but don’t give a clue to its presence. Manufacturers are also often less than truthful when consumers inquire about the presence of MSG in their products.
Pharmaceutical companies are spending millions of dollars developing glutamate blockers with which to fight neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer's disease, while food companies are pouring processed (often hidden) glutamate (MSG) into food.
It’s a rare chewing gum that won’t have aspartame in it – not necessarily labeled as such.
In 2002, Ohguro et al. found that rats fed 10 grams of sodium glutamate (97.5% sodium glutamate and 2.5% sodium ribonucleotide) added to a 100 gram daily diet for as little as 3 months had a significant increase in amount of glutamic acid in vitreous, had damage to the retina, and had deficits in retinal function, leading to blindness in some cases
Researchers have observed abnormally high levels of glutamate in people and animals with glaucoma. Glutamate is an amino acid that excites nerve cells. In the eye this occurs during vision. Some experts theorize that in glaucoma, either reduced blood flow or increased pressure on nerve cells triggers the release of excess glutamate. In large amounts, glutamate causes the nerve cells to fire intensively, which eventually destroys them.
MSG is only one of many toxic substances hidden in food. Two other neurotoxic amino acids are aspartic acid (found in aspartame, AminoSweet, Equal, and Neotame) and L-cysteine (used as a dough conditioner).
Claiming “No MSG” or “No MSG Added” when MSG is present is illegal. State Attorneys General have taken manufacturers to court over false claims on product labels, and won their cases when they did so.
New studies indicate that about 1 in 100 children have autism disorders. New government studies indicate that about 1 in 100 children have autism disorders. That's up from 1 in 150. And our FDA refuses to take neurotoxic glutamic acid and neurotoxic aspartic acid out of formula fed to infants, out of the food their nursing mothers eat and pass on to them, and out of vaccines where the neurotoxic glutamic acid is mainlined to children.
Senomyx produces a line of chemical products that work through the nervous system to mimic the effects of salt, sugar (sweetness), and monosodium glutamate. All of these products are drugs being used without disclosure in food. None have been tested for safety. None are required to be identified on the labels of foods that contain them.
Exercise taken either before or after ingesting MSG will exacerbate an MSG reaction in MSG-sensitive people. Included in those reactions are heart irregularities. That might explain why young athletes, who bulk up on protein powder, and often drink MSG and/or aspartame-containing beverages during athletic events, are collapsing on athletic fields.
The 2008-2009 Annual Report: President's Cancer Panel: Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk -- and it doesn't mention the carcinogenic (cancer causing) propanols found in acid hydrolyzed protein products used as protein extenders and/or flavor enhancers in food.
The glutamic acid in the human body is 100% L-glutamic acid -- no unwanted by-products; no impurities. Food grade MSG may be approximately 98.7% L-glutamic acid -- (1.3% impurities). Pharmaceutical grade L-glutamic acid is approximately 99% or more L-glutamic acid -- (1% or less impurities).
(“…there are no regulations about what goes into placebos, and what is in them is often determined by the makers of the drug being studied, who have a vested interest in the outcome.” ((http://healthfreedoms.org/2010/11/03/no-standard-for-the-placebo).