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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of msg allergy?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of msg allergy?

MSG myth : Msg allergy is used to be a topic of discussion back in the 70's however to date, several studies have failed to demonstrate a relationship or causal effect of msg to any allergy symptoms. Plus, its molecule is too small to induce allergy. However, some individuals might experience headache or bodily ache after consuming it and it's likely due to intolerance to msg. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of msg allergy?

MSG myth : Msg allergy is used to be a topic of discussion back in the 70's however to date, several studies have failed to demonstrate a relationship or causal effect of msg to any allergy symptoms. Plus, its molecule is too small to induce allergy. However, some individuals might experience headache or bodily ache after consuming it and it's likely due to intolerance to msg. ...Read more

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I suddenly get lots of shimmering wiggly lines in vision when i eat foods with wheat or msg, even a small amount does it.Allergy or seizure trigger?

I suddenly get lots of shimmering wiggly lines in vision when i eat foods with wheat or msg, even a small amount does it.Allergy or seizure trigger?

Migraine aura: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is a very common migraine trigger. Gluten can be a trigger for people with intolerance to wheat, barley, etc. A normal eeg is only 70% sensitive/ likely to pick epileptiform abnormalities; nonetheless, seeing wiggly lines soon after eating food triggers is very characteristic of migraine aura. A neurologist can help track your triggers and treat migraines. Good luck! ...Read more

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I get lots of floaters in vision when i eat foods with wheat or msg in them.Even a small amount like in flavoured chips.Allergy or seizure trigger?

I get lots of floaters in vision when i eat foods with wheat or msg in them.Even a small amount like in flavoured chips.Allergy or seizure trigger?

Doubtful: I question that these are related at all. But if you have a lot of floaters , be sure to see an eye doctor especially if you are very near-sighted. ...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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What kinds of foods contain msg? And how to avoid them?

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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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