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MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)

MSG’s real name is Monosodium Glutamate. Russell Blaylock calls it an Excitotoxin because of the effect it seems to have on the brain. You may have heard of Chinese Restaurant Syndrome which got its name from the extensive use of the additive in Asian cooking. MSG enhances flavors so it is used extensively in processed foods as well. Because the ingredient has a bad reputation, it is often called by different names in an effort to fool us. There is a theory which has not been supported with research that the mineral molybdenum reduces sensitivity to MSG.

Radio Show:
Russell Blaylock, MD on MSG and other Excitotoxins

Book:
Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, by Russell L. Blaylock, MD

Links:
MSG Effects and Truth in Labeling

MSG Aliases (This may not be all of them.)
Autolyzed Plant Protein
Autolyzed Yeast
Calcium Caseinate
Gelatin
Glutamic Acid
Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP)
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
Monopotassium glutamate
Monosodium glutamate
MSG
Senomyx (wheat extract labeled as artificial flavor)
Sodium Caseinate
Soy Protein Isolate
Textured Protein
Vegetable Protein Extract or concentrate
Yeast Extract Glutamate
Yeast food or nutrient

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