MSG also known as flavour enhancer is found in thousands and thousands
of products. Here is some information that will hopefully make to stop and read
the ingredient listing when making your next purchase at the supermarket.
hyperactivity, depression, mood changes, sleeplessness, nausea, migraine,
linked to infertility, teratogen, convulsions and abdominal discomfort.
Since consumers are becoming aware of MSG, manufacturers are cleverly
using other non-regulated ingredients. These ingredients allow manufacturers to
still get the MSG effect on the flavour of their product, but these ingredients
are still high in the excitotoxic processed free glutamate. One of the most
popular ingredients used as a substitute for MSG is Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein.
(HVP) is a concentrated form of natural MSG that is now often used by
manufacturers instead of MSG as a way around consumer concern. Often, products
with high amounts of HVP boldly market themselves as “MSG free” to attract
consumers who are unaware that HVP contains high concentrations of glutamates
& has the same effects as MSG.
excitotoxcins (glutamate). The vegetables are boiled in a vat of sulphuric acid
for several hours then the acid is neutralised with caustic soda. The brown
sludge is scraped off the top & dried into a powder. The powder contains
known carcinogens & dicarboxylic acid, the safety of which is unknown. MSG
is often added to this powder. Finally, the powder is put in our food,
including baby food, and we eat it.
sourced from Additive Alert by Julie Eady