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Does msg cause insomnia?

Does msg cause insomnia?

MSG insominia: The short answer is "yes." insomnia is a common symptom of msg intolerance. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Does MSG causes weight gain and more fat storage?

Does MSG causes weight gain and more fat storage?

Common idea of?: 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.
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Daughter had gotten week long fever the past 4 times she's gone to Chinese buffet. Can MSG cause this? No other symptoms.

Daughter had gotten week long fever the past 4 times she's gone to Chinese buffet. Can MSG cause this? No other symptoms.

Food related: If she has symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea stomach pain could be related to Chinese food. But fever alone and no other symptoms unlikely related to food. ...Read more

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Could msg cause heart palpitations?

Could msg cause heart palpitations?

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

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Can msg cause heart palpitations?

Yes it can: And can also cause headache, high blood pressure etc. Take care! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/monosodium-glutamate/faq-20058196. ...Read more

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Do additive chemicals like msg cause learning disabilities and alzheimer's?

Maybe: There is no definitive proof that msg or similar chemicals cause alzheimer's or other neurodegenerative disorders. ...Read more

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Msg makes me have panic attacks and burning pain all over with extreme irritability. Is this caused by glutamate receptor problem or channelopathies?

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

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Why is msg found in food?

Flavor: Msg is used as a flavor-enhancer. The human taste buds are very sensitive to sodium, which is a major component of monosodium glutamate. ...Read more

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Why is msg bad for your health?

Why is msg bad for your health?

MSG: This food additive can rarely cause mild symptoms such as headaches, flushing, sweating, nausea, numbness/tingling, chest pain, weakness. This is called "msg symptom complex" or "chinese restaurant syndrome". None are dangerous or require treatment. ...Read more

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Is msg (e621) bad for your health?

Is msg (e621) bad for your health?

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

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If im allergic to msg am I allergic to seaweed?

No: The msg reaction is usually more of a biologic reaction than allergic. There is no relationship between seaweeds and msg. ...Read more

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Why all of a sudden would I have a sensitivity to msg?

Why all of a sudden would I have a sensitivity to msg?

Leaky Gut: Many times food sensitivities can come about when there is intestinal permeability, aka "leaky gut". ...Read more

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I think I'm allergic to msg. What foods should I avoid?

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

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What kinds of foods contain msg? And how to avoid them?

All kinds: 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

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Is monosodium glutamate (msg) harmful?

Neurotoxic: It acts like the natural neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain to excessively allow influx of calcium into brain cells thus causing their early death, a condition called abnormal apoptosis. ...Read more

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Do doctors know that msg is neurotoxin?

No: The studies that implicate msg as a neurotoxin state that it, "may be" a toxin, but there have been no confirmatory studies in over 10 years. ...Read more

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Is monosodium glutamate (msg) bad for you?

Neurotoxic: It acts like the natural neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain to excessively allow influx of calcium into brain cells thus causing their early death, a condition called abnormal apoptosis. ...Read more

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Where can you get msg (monosodium glutamate)?

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MSG: Chinese foods, Potato chips, Frozen dinners, Gravy, Ranch dressing, Salty snacks, among many others. ...Read more

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How does monosodium glutamate (msg) affect the body?

How does monosodium glutamate (msg) affect the body?

MSG: This food additive can rarely cause mild symptoms such as headaches, flushing, sweating, nausea, numbness/tingling, chest pain, weakness. This is called "msg symptom complex" or "chinese restaurant syndrome". None are dangerous or require treatment. ...Read more

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How come monosodium glutamate (msg) in everything we eat?

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

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I see msg on the labels on canned soup? Is msg bad for everybody or only if you are allergic to it?

MSG: 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

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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

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Could msg by triggering my panic attacks?

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

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Why are msg's bad?

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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Is msg bad for you?

MSG: Is high in sodium and should be avoided in patients that require low sodium diets for health maintenance. ...Read more