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Does Msg Cause Insomnia
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Validity. It is impossible to gain mass without taking in more than removed (calories have never been correct issue). Blamming bad, or good, behavior on a single molecule not reliable, though some (Etoh/Opiods/statins/PCN) can powerfully change behavior. Living creatures have so many overlapping control mechanisms which are hard to overcome; a big issue for Big Pharma working to find useful ones.
Daughter had gotten week long fever the past 4 times she's gone to Chinese buffet. Can MSG cause this? No other symptoms.
MSG: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is an fda approved flavor enhancer- added to chinese food, canned products ; processed foods. Adverse symptoms r noted but none have a definitive link. These r usually mild -not requiring rx - just avoid food w/ msg. Symptoms are: ha, nausea cp, diaphoresis palpitations, facial pain/numbness generalized weakness. ...Read more
Maybe: There is no definitive proof that msg or similar chemicals cause alzheimer's or other neurodegenerative disorders. ...Read more
Thanks for all the answers on Glutamate; I didn't mean MSG though, I meant Glutamate that your body produces, like the excitatory-chemical in your brain that can cause seizures. It seems like Glutamate is often ascribed some blame for tinnitus, hyperacus
And your question is: I have not seen the earlier answers so am not sure what your question is? ...Read more
Msg makes me have panic attacks and burning pain all over with extreme irritability. Is this caused by glutamate receptor problem or channelopathies?
MSG symptom complex: The proposed mechanism is though to involve exaggerated sensitivity to msg which is metabolized to glutamate, a dominant excitatory Amino Acid neurotransmitter. Msg is a normal constituent of food protein and rarely causes symptoms when excess amount are not added to food. The complex has to do with upregulation of normal receptors as opposed to a channelopathy or a glutamate receptor problem. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Leaky Gut: Many times food sensitivities can come about when there is intestinal permeability, aka "leaky gut". ...Read more
MSG: Msg is now used as an additive to a number of foods and not just in some chinese food. You need to read labels of all packaged foods carefully to avoid it. ...Read more
Msg (monosodium glutamate) is the sodium salt of glutamic acid which is a naturally occurring nonessential Amino Acid that is very abundant.
It is used as a flavor enhancer, and is found in all sorts of foods.
To avoid, read the label.
See the following link:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/monosodium_glutamate. ...Read more
Flavor enhancer: As a flavor and in the right amount, msg can enhance other taste-active compounds, improving the overall taste of certain foods. Msg mixes well with meat, fish, poultry, many vegetables, sauces, soups and marinades, and increases the overall preference of certain foods like beef consommé. ...Read more
A pepper: Chipotle is a pepper used in mexican foods whether or not they use MSG is up to the restaurant ...Read more
I see msg on the labels on canned soup? Is msg bad for everybody or only if you are allergic to it?
Only some individuals appear to be sensitive to msg. In some it will trigger a migraine, a rash, a panic attack or
quak's syndrome. Most folks are not sensitive to it and will not know it is in their food. It can also cause ectopic ventricular activity or paf in sensitive individuals. (personal experience). ...Read more
What is the uproar over MSG? Is it just because of the high amount of sodium, or is there something else that is poisonous about it?
Excitotoxin?: MSG can cause a variety of symptoms in sensitive people: headache, flushing, sweating, rapid heart-beat, tingling on face, and insomnia, etc There is some evidence (but it remains unproven) that MSG is an excitotoxin, which means that it overexcites your nerve cells and even can cause nerve damage. Many people who are doing all they can to stay healthy try to avoid MSG. Best wishes! ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely. Some are very sensitve to msg and develop a rash and/or breathing problems. You should probably avoid msg and consider yourself to be allergic to it. An antihistimine like benedryl could help. Good luck. ...Read more
FDA approved poison: MSG is an excitotoxin which can stimulate cells to the point of damage or death. There are potential cardiovascular risks in susceptible folks with prior heart disease and can affect glutamate receptors. I have seen ingestion trigger migraine headaches. I do NOT think it is safe, and the "taste stimulation" is certainly NOT worth it. Would avoid it at all times. Check food labeling. ...Read more
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