Leaving nothing to chance, Ajinomoto and friends have 1) rigged, and then 2) published, double-blind studies wherein monosodium glutamate was compared to what was alleged to be a placebo. The concept of the double-blind study is to give the subject some test material (MSG in this case), and also give the subject a placbo – something to which the subject would never react. And if the subject reacts to the placebo, the researcher will conclude that any reactions to MSG test material were meaningless, because if the subject being examined reacted to a true placebo, that subject would likely react to anything – making his reaction to MSG test material meaningless.
Actually, there would be nothing wrong with such a study if it were conducted honestly. But leaving nothing to chance, the placebos used in Ajinomoto’s double-blind studies of MSG toxicity were not made of material to which no one would react. Ajinomoto’s placebos routinely contained neurotoxic/excitotoxic aspartic acid (found in aspartame). Not only was their alleged placebo neurotoxic, it caused the same brain damage, endocrine disorders and adverse reactions as caused by the glutamic acid in monosodium glutamate.
You can’t see brain damage with the naked eye; and while you can see that the endocrine system has been disrupted, you’ll have no way of knowing that the abnormalities that you see were caused by MSG-induced damage to the brains of the unborn and newborn. For confirmation of brain damage and endocrine disorders following ingestion of MSG, you have to go to medical journals.
For confirmation that MSG causes adverse reactions, there are also studies that speak to that subject in medical journals – studies done by researchers all over the world except in the United States.
But simpler than searching out medical journals, you have only to raise the subject with friends. If you don’t yourself react to MSG, you’ll find someone you know who does.
Explore the links on the left to learn more.