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Doctor insights on: Sodium Nitrite Vs Msg

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Nitrite (Definition)

Comprised of nitrogen & 2 oxygen molecules. Sodium nitrite is used in meat industry to prevent bacterial growth & to maintain the meat's red color (≥ 22mg/kg body weight is toxic); cooking at high heat allows nitrites to combine with Amino Acids to form nitros-amines (carcinogens). It can be converted by many pathways to nitric oxide, a potent vaso-dilator. Amyl nitrite can be ...Read more


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Will eating sodium nitrite hurt the human body?

Will eating sodium nitrite hurt the human body?

Can cause cancer: It has been shown that such preservatives can cause stomach cancer as they are decomposed andvturnninto nitrites. Not in small amounts, but over a period of time. ...Read more

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Do people naturally have any sodium nitrite in their bodies?

Do people naturally have any sodium nitrite in their bodies?

Consumed: We consume it all the time but we don't make it. It is a useful precursor to a variety of compounds, such as pharmaceuticals, dyes, and pesticides, but it is probably best known as a food additive to prevent botulism. It has been used to keep meat safe. ...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?

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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Some people experience palps after eating heavy meals that are rich in carb, sugar, fat, high level of MSG, nitrates & sodium (webmd. Com). Why could?

Some people experience palps after eating heavy meals that are rich in carb, sugar, fat, high level of MSG, nitrates & sodium (webmd. Com). Why could?

Multiple responses: Carbs and sugar effect changes in insulin and blood sugar levels which, when abnormal, can cause palpitations. SMG and sodium causes salt and fluid retention, high blood pressure and heart failure with palpitations. Nitrates cause asthma and allergies in some. I'm not aware of fat causing immediate palpitations. ...Read more

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Is takeout chinese food without msg low salt?

Is takeout chinese food without msg low salt?

Not necessarily: Msg is a flavor enhancer which intensifies the flavors of food. Salt is a food additive for flavor as well as preservation and is a different chemical compound-nacl. ...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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What is the definition or description of: nitrite?

What is the definition or description of: nitrite?

Nitrite is an ion: Comprised of nitrogen & 2 oxygen molecules. Sodium nitrite is used in meat industry to prevent bacterial growth & to maintain the meat's red color (≥ 22mg/kg body weight is toxic); cooking at high heat allows nitrites to combine with Amino Acids to form nitros-amines (carcinogens). It can be converted by many pathways to nitric oxide, a potent vaso-dilator. Amyl nitrite can be used in heart ds. ...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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What is meaning of leu neg nitrite pod. And leuk pos nitrite neg urine dips?

What is meaning of leu neg nitrite pod. And leuk pos nitrite neg urine dips?

Uti: When both leucoyte and nitrites are positive then it is strongly indicative of uti. If only leucocyte is positive and nitrite negative, it can still be uti, but with organisms who doesn't convert to nitrite, low urine ph or early phase of uti. Vice versa also indicates UTI and if alone nitrite is pos it is still a strong predictor of uti. In all circumstances clinical signs and symptoms are imp. ...Read more

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What causes nitrites in urine?

What causes nitrites in urine?

UTI: Nitrite is a marker on the dipstick that can indicated a uti. Many of the bacteria that cause a UTI create nitrite in the urinary tract and the specific reagent on the dipstick will show its presence. ...Read more

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What is a nitrite positive uti?

What is a nitrite positive uti?

It shows: That you have bacteria in your urine that can convert the nitrate normally there into nitrite, gram negative bacteria such as e.coli can do this if urine at least two hours' old in bladder ...Read more

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Why is msg called a carcinogen?

Why is msg called a carcinogen?

Don't know why: Monosodium glutamate (msg) can be neurotoxic because of it's resemblence to a natural exitatory neurotransmitter called glutatmate. Glutamate when too abundant can cause calcium to influx into the cell too quickly and induced apoptosis or programmed cell death. Msg can do the same. Don't know if it has been classified as a carcinogen however. Please enlighten me if you find any info on this. ...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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Is it safe to eat foods with msg while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat foods with msg while pregnant?

Msg: Msg is considered safe to add in food products as per fda, however some people have reactions to msg including fast heartrate. ...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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What does the presence of nitrite in urine signifies?

What does the presence of nitrite in urine signifies?

Nitrite: A positive Urine Nitrite Test is indicative of bacteria in urine. Gram negative organisms like E.Coli are often picked up with this test. ...Read more

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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 took a home UTI in it's positive for nitrite what should I do?

I took a home UTI in it's positive for nitrite what should I do?

Talk to your doctor: The presence of nitrites just means there are bacteria in your urine that make that metabolite; it needs to be interpreted in the setting of symptoms and white blood cells in the urine, and if all are appropriate, needs antibiotics. All roads lead to discussion with the doctor. ...Read more

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What is the effect of estrogen on plasma nitrite in a diabetic female?

What is the effect of estrogen on plasma nitrite in a diabetic female?

Nitrite: If your estrogen cycle is OK there should not be much effect nitrite. Are you feeling OK? If so relax a bit. If not see your doctor soon. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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