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A 37-year-old male asked:

Is msg (e621) bad for your health?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
YES!: There is ample evidence that msg is bad for our health. Like all toxic substances, the degree to which it is harmful depends on the dose. Some people react to it more severely than others. Msg can cause headaches, flushing, palpitations, chest pain, nausea and weakness and is an "excitotoxin" that can cause serious brain damage. See http://www.Resourcesforlife.Com/docs/item1225 for more info.

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I wanted to know is msg bad for you and or your health?

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MSG: Msg can be bad for your health in large amounts. Too much of anything can usually lead to a bad thing. All the best!

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