MSG stands for Monosodium Glutatmate.
It is the sodium salt of glutamic acid (an amino acid) and a form of glutamate...MSG Hides Behind 45+ Name..(listed below).
MSG is added to food for the addictive effect it has on the human body. Here's the web site where you can buy the book, if you're interested:
What if someone were to tell you that a chemical (MSG) added to food could cause brain damage in your children, and that this chemical could effect how your children's nervous systems formed during development so that in later years they may have learning or emotional difficulties? What if there was scientific evidence that these chemicals could permanently damage a critical part of the brain known to control hormones so that later in life your child might have endocrine problems? How would you feel?
The MSG manufacturers themselves admit that it addicts people to their products. It makes people choose their product over others, and makes people eat more of it than they would if MSG wasn't added.
Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity, it is an addictive substance! Since being introduced 50 yrs. ago, MSG has been added in larger and larger doses of pre-packaged meals, soups, snacks and fast foods that we eat everyday. The FDA has set no limits on how much of it can be added to food. They claim it's safe to eat in any amount. How can they claim it safe when there are hundreds of scientific studies with titles like these?
“MSG is not the only taste enhancing food additive known to cause damage to the nervous system. In fact, there is a whole class of chemicals that can produce very similar damage and they all share one important property.
When neurons are exposed to these substances, they become very excited and fire their impulses very rapidly until they reach a state of extreme exhaustion.
Several hours later these neurons suddenly die, as if the cells were excited to death. Neuroscientists have dubbed this class of chemicals “excitotoxins”. More and more diseases of the nervous system are being linked to excitotoxin build-up in the brain. For example, disorders such as strokes, brain injury, hypoglycemic brain damage, seizures, migraine headaches, hypoxic brain damage, and even AIDS dementia have been linked to excitotoxin damage.”
ExcitotoxinsExcitotoxins are shown to promote cancer growth and metastasis.
Definition of metastasis: the spread of a disease-producing agency, such as cancer cells, from the initial site of disease to a different part of the body.
One researcher noticed that when cancer cells were exposed to glutamate, they became more mobile, just as they do when exposed to MSG.
Food Additives that ALWAYS contain MSG
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein