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Doctor insights on: What Exactly Is Monosodium Glutamate And What Effect Does It Have On The Brain

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What exactly is monosodium glutamate and what effect does it have on the brain?

What exactly is monosodium glutamate and what effect does it have on the brain?

MSG: Msg is a flavoring agent and Amino Acid commonly used in asian cooking. It imparts a meaty taste to food. It is not toxic but in some causes a feeling of dizziness and even nausea. The effects, if they occur are not serious or dangerous but most foods with msg are labeled so they can be avoided and asian restaurants will frequently list foods as msg free. ...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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Is monosodium glutamate bad for the body?

Migrain and MSG: Msg is known to cause migraine headache. So if msg caused you headache, you should avoid it. ...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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What types of foods are free of monosodium glutamate?

Numerous nowadays: Check with the package ingredient section on the container, and ask at restaurants. Less and less often is msg being used, even in the chinese restaurant scene. ...Read more

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

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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Is monosodium glutamate a gluten product?

Is monosodium glutamate a gluten product?

MSG: Msg is a food additive which enhances flavor of many foods. It does not contain gluten but many foods that contain msg may contain gluten. Best to check with the manufacturer if you are uncertain of gluten-free status. Msg may cause severe symptoms and allergic reaction in patients who are sensitive to it. ...Read more

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What foods contain monosodium glutamate?

Too Many: It is the sole ingredient in accent. Used in chinese food as well as spanish food, but because of it's excellent ability to enhance the taste of food, it can be found virtually anywhere where taste enhancement is desired. ...Read more