Neutralizing MSG, Neutralizing Monosodium GlutamateIf monosodium glutamate (MSG) is as safe as its food industry proponents claim, then why do they consistently labor to hide it from us with deceptive labeling?

Many readers will be thrilled to discover that there is an effective, all-natural antidote for MSG poisoning called taurine. It is an amino acid that is naturally produced by the human body. Also known as L-taurine, it is found in proteins, and it is added to many energy drinks, due to its stimulating effect. Taurine supplement capsules can be found in health food stores, and they should be kept ready for MSG or heart emergencies. It effectively neutralizes MSG and it helps to regulate the pulse. The earlier that it is taken during a time of exposure to MSG, the better that it works to neutralize the MSG. If at all possible, it is best to take taurine just before MSG consumption, but please note that we would never recommend the consumption of MSG, even when there is taurine available to neutralize it. Conversely, MSG neutralizes the taurine already present in the body, which is largely its method of causing heart attacks.

Monosodium glutamate is in a special class of chemicals known as excitotoxins. These chemicals cross the blood brain barrier to over stimulate the neurons of the brain. It has the effect of destroying some neurons permanently, causing a variety of mental issues, including a permanent loss of intelligence. MSG poisoning will lower a person's intelligence faster than lead exposure, in addition to causing its better known mental and physical effects. This toxin is especially dangerous when combined with magnesium deficiencies, which are common in the West. MSG and magnesium deficiency is a deadly combination that can lead to sudden heart failure, and this combination is the primary reason why so many high-school athletes in the United States have mysterious heart failures.

MSG is sprayed directly upon crops, because it is a highly-effective insecticide. Nevertheless, the F.D.A. has blessed its usage inside U.S. foods for decades.

"Cardiovascular signs [of MSG consumption] include hypotension, shock, and sometimes cardiac arrhythmias, which, if untreated, may precipitate circulatory collapse."

-- Handbook of Diseases, 2003

U.S. food regulators and chemical companies are intentionally making it difficult to avoid MSG, by using other names to hide its presence in ingredients lists.

Common Names Used to Hide MSG

  • Glutamic acid
  • Calcium caseinate
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Textured Protein
  • Monopotassium glutamate
  • Hydrolyzed plant protein
  • Yeast extract
  • Sodium glutamate
  • Vegetable protein extract
  • Autolyzed plant protein
  • Yeast food
  • Yeast
  • Nutrient
  • Gelatin
  • Sodium caseinate
  • Autolyzed yeast
  • Glutamate
  • Soy protein
  • Hydrolyzed corn gluten
  • Natural flavor *
  • Artificial flavor
  • Spice *

* Since the F.D.A. has intentionally left "natural flavor" and "spice" without meaningful definitions, U.S. companies freely use these names to hide ingredients in our foods. This lack of regulation in enforcing honest labeling is by design.

"commercial use is permitted only due to its marketing before the 1958 Food Additive Amendments to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which in effect grandfathered hundreds of substances which had never been tested for safety, including MSG...

"... Certain neuroscientists have, for years, warned that consumption of neurotoxic amino acids (glutamic acid, aspartic acid, and L-cysteine) place consumers at risk -- with most risk to newborns and young children whose immature blood-brain barriers leave them less well protected than more mature people. There is now additional and growing concern on the part of neuroscientists that the glutamate that we eat may cause or exacerbate neuro-degenerative diseases such as ALS, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimers disease."

-- Mission Possible Canada

"Industry has begun to proliferate products with the words 'No MSG', 'No Added MSG', or 'No MSG Added' on product labels when the products contain hydrolyzed protein (which invariably contains MSG) -- a practice that is clearly in violation of existing FDA regulations. Hidden MSG is not limited to use in food. MSG sensitive people have reported reactions to soaps, shampoos, hair conditioners, and cosmetics that contain hidden MSG. The most obvious common hiding places are in ingredients called 'hydrolyzed protein' and 'amino acids'. Drinks, candy and chewing gum are also potential sources of hidden MSG... Binders and fillers for medications, nutrients, and supplements, both prescription and non-prescription, including internal feeding materials and some fluids administered intravenously in hospitals, may contain MSG. Reactions to MSG are dose related, i.e., some people react to even very small amounts of MSG while others usually only react to relatively more. MSG-induced reactions may occur immediately after contact or after as much as 48 hours."

-- Aspartame Poisoning Information Canada

The Documented Effects of MSG Consumption

Vision disturbances
Panic attacks
Heart attacks
Parkinson's disease
Huntington's disease
A.L.S. (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
Alzheimer's disease
Brain lesions
Retinal damage
Food cravings
Depleted nutrients
Stunted growth
Crosses into the fetus
Ocular (eye) destruction
Liver damage
Kidney damage
Vastly increased chance of A.D.D., A.D.H.D.
Asperger's and autism
Severe headaches
Shortness of breath
Chest pains
Gastrointestinal disturbances
Poor memory
Numbness of hands, feet, or jaw
Chronic bronchitis
Allergy reactions
Irregular heart beat
Unstable blood pressure
Pain in joints or bones
Abrupt mood changes
Tingling in face or chest
Pressure behind eyes
Difficulty swallowing
Anxiety attacks
Explosive rages
Balance problems
Dizziness or seizures
Multiple sclerosis
Tenderness in localized areas,
neck, back, etc.
Chronic post nasal drip
Sleep disorders
Blurred vision
Chronic fatigue
Extreme thirst or dry mouth
Difficulty concentrating
Slowed speech

Notice the alarming number of diseases caused by, or aggravated by MSG. It is no coincidence that these symptoms match almost exactly those of insecticide ingestion, for MSG is actually used by farmers as an insecticide.

Glutamate occurs naturally in some foods, but the naturally-occurring glutamate does not cause ill-effects. It is believed to always appear in nature with its own antidote(s), for instance, taurine. The kind of MSG added to foods is a type that the F.D.A. allows manufacturers to call a "natural flavor", even though there is nothing natural about it. What follows describes that 'natural' manufacturing process.

"Today, the glutamic acid component of the food additive monosodium glutamate is generally made by bacterial or microbial fermentation wherein bacteria used are often, if not always, genetically engineered. In this method, bacteria are grown aerobically in a liquid nutrient medium. The bacteria have the ability to excrete glutamic acid they synthesize outside of their cell membrane into the liquid nutrient medium in which they are grown. The glutamic acid is then separated from the fermentation broth by filtration, concentration, acidification, and crystallization, and, through the addition of sodium, converted to its monosodium salt."


In other words, the MSG added to our foods is typically produced from the putrid fermenting wastes of genetically-engineered bacteria combined with powerful chemical agents. This whole process is referred to as "natural", at least by the F.D.A.'s unique version of biological science.

We recommend reading, The Slow Poisoning Of Mankind, which was a report submitted to the World Health Organization about MSG.

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David Nelson
# MSGDavid Nelson 2010-09-26 18:28
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# Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2010-09-28 16:33
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Jamie De Voe-Barnes
# Too sensitive for truth.Jamie De Voe-Barnes 2010-12-03 02:56
Wow David,
I don't want to be offensive but I've found nothing "offputting" about this site. They just tell the truth and very quickly. What I hate about sites is when you have to read 8 paragraphs before you get to the "nitty gritty".
I don't see any need to sugar-coat the truth. Additionally,
I didn't see anything offensive.

I don't know what world you came from or live in as a man, but you must have been very pampered to think this was offensive.
I am a woman and was shocked to see your response. My advice is if you don't appreciate all of this awesome information, go elsewhere and good luck!
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thomas okeefe
# slow poisoning responsethomas okeefe 2011-01-14 18:13
jamie, you are a total idiot if you cannot see whats happening. read the labels.
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jean laberge
# have you considered this?jean laberge 2011-02-06 17:33
o.k children ask yourself what is wrong with this scenario
mix dilantin 400mg/day with tubenol as needed add in a generic version of prozac 25mg 2x daily with a person having sustained removal of about 25 to40% of the right temporal oble and do not advise the taker that he has a allergy to the gelatin that forms the casing and "delivery vehicle component" of the "generic prozac. after you do that tell the incarcerated adult male why he is being provided with a program that will assist him recognizing when his behaviour is verging on antisocial and the need to return to recieve further more intensely delivered modification therapy.
any responses/ suggestions about the man's experiences, please do not demand to know what u.s. state or territory this occured in.
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Laurie Hardin
# OMG...senomyxLaurie Hardin 2012-07-09 21:24
So, if I understand what I read at, they could treat a piece of human feces so it would taste like a Snickers bar, or perhaps blueberries. This technology is disgusting. The only reason this would be necessary is because of poor quality, tasteless food. Stop the world, I wanna get off.
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Cissy Robertson
# to beth oCissy Robertson 2013-03-31 09:35
Think about it. The FOOD & DRUG add. its all in the title. You eat there FOOD (they make money off you buying there food), you get sick. Now your sick, you take there DRUGS (they make money off you buying there DRUGS). You get sicker (side effects). You need more DRUGS (the make money off you buying more drugs) And the government does nothing because they need the population to go down because there are to many people in the world today, And if they can make you die before retirement, thats even better (for them.) The government does not want a bunch of healthy, intelligent, able body people that could rise up and do something about it.

Suport your local organic farmers. And grow a non GMO garden.

PS I love your site. Don't change a thing. You get right to the point, and tell the truth, what more could you ask for.
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Craig  Davis
# food safetyCraig Davis 2018-02-24 10:39
Why was the MICROWAVE invented & approved to be sold as a safe baking & cooking applianace ? It wasn't because the world needed more & better cooks. Look how many real cooks there are now since 1980, & the cooks that were living before the 1980 decade passed us. We get no food or non-food items where nothing today does not have MSG & other chemicals in that item that goes into a FOOD shopping cart. Even WATER now will have either or both MSG & ASPARTAME in that bottled water. Plastic is not bad enough, as I remember the days all sodas, milks & everything you drink was in a GLASS BOTTLE & REUSABLE so you got a refund to bring old bottles back to the store. Now landfills are 50% plastic & aluminum bottles & cans. BEER was sold in bottles all the time to, as some still are. It's time to go back to the ways things USE TO BE, and while we do GET MONSANTO OUT OF THE U.S.A. NOW Iran, China, Russia, & other countries they at MONSANTO can educate them what we can safely eat and can live or not live without. I think those countries would like all the MSG's that you believe we in the U.S.A. CHINA has more people in their country than any country on the earth, so MONSANTO is in the wrong country of this world.
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