START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

MSG Is Dangerous -- The Science Is In


Health & Wellness  (tags: research, risks, excitotoxicity, prevention, MSG, family, diet, food, health, humans )

Nancy
- 497 days ago - foodrenegade.com
MSG hides in more than 40 other FDA-approved ingredients. Because the manufacturer didn't add an ingredient called "monosodium glutamate," they can "truthfully" claim "No MSG added" on their label. Yet, nothing is stopping them from adding ingredients...



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Elizabeth M. (62)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 12:40 pm
Thanks for this interesting post Nancy.
When ordering Chinese Food (from local restaurants) we always ask if they use MSG, and tell them that members of the family have serious reactions to it. Would not advise MSG after just finishing Chemo & Radiation treatments....my husband did, and he almost never made it to the bathroom.
 

Zee Kallah (39)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 6:44 pm
Yep! Most of our food is well poisoned. But we're living. I don't know how but we are.

 

Judy C. (106)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 4:00 pm
MSG is hidden in so many foods. We avoid it. This is a good website, and I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks, Nancy.
 

Pat A. (117)
Friday December 7, 2012, 1:26 am
Excellent article Nancy - green star, and many thanks! Crumbs, Elizabeth - that sounds awful - deepest sympathies to you and your family! I avoid it because of asthma and allergies - I end up having to do things from scratch (very, very simply!)....
 

Lisa AWAY Neste (696)
Friday December 7, 2012, 1:49 pm
Thanks Nancy, I always try to avoid MSG it definetly affects my stomach when ever I ingest it. Problem is it is hidden in many foods. I have got into the habit of reading labels very diligently.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (461)
Friday December 7, 2012, 2:55 pm
Having a sleeping disorder to begin with, I found that after eating Chinese food for dinner, my sleep was even more off. My doctor told me to avoid Chinese restaurants that use MSG - my sleep has greatly improved.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday December 7, 2012, 3:06 pm
Thanks, Nancy---I knew MSG was bad for you, I didn't know how bad, or of the cumulative effects.
 

Tom Edgar (56)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 12:51 am
The question is surely, "Do you NEED M S G?" If the food is good it needs no additives.
In my "Club" recently I ordered a steak and was asked. "Do you want Pepper, onion or mushroom sauce(gravy)" to which I replied. If the steak is perfect it needs no dressing." and it was.

Good fresh food prepared properly needs no additives.
 

Robert O. (12)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 1:16 am
Thanks Nancy.
 

Mary away T. (188)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 1:49 am
Thanks Nancy, Noted
 

Susan Lane (4)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 1:52 am
thank you for the story
 

paul m. (93)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 5:45 am

Noted,,,,Thanks
 

Helle H. (21)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:55 am
Noted. I also believe it's harmful.
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 8:58 am
I hate MSG. It makes me hot & itchy.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 10:03 am
Gee you would think we get enough pollutants through the osmosis process of breathing in and drinking water on a daily basis. This stuff is very bad.
 

Dotti Lydon (118)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 5:42 pm
I found out about MSG the hard way. Years ago, ate at the same Chinese restaurant resulting in a severe, debilitating headache. Finally realized that it was the MSG. Am very careful now.
 

june t. (62)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 11:14 pm
It's a pain but one has to read every ingredient list of everything we buy these days; and they make it so small and hard to read, I'm tempted to start bringing a magnifying glass when I go grocery shopping.
 

paul m. (93)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 6:34 am

Don't know it .....!!
 

Susanne R. (248)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 9:06 pm
According to the article: "Because the manufacturer didn't add an ingredient called "monosodium glutamate," they can "truthfully" claim "No MSG added" on their label." I think they need to define the word "truthful." I saw how MSG can affect someone who is sensitive to it when having lunch in a Chinese restaurant with a coworker who exhibited ALL the symptoms described in the article. She was terrified, and so were the rest of us! We honestly thought we were going to lose her! When we found out it was the MSG, we were very surprised by how severe a reaction it can cause.
 

Teresa Cowley (272)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:35 am
Interesting--thanks Nancy.
I also signed up for the weekly newsletter.
 

Myraida Diaz (127)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:09 pm
Try to eat fresh, organic and simple food. Many products in the market could contain this and other non desirable ingredients . I am very sensible now after an alergic reaction to Vick's V. Not related to food in origin but now my inmunological system could get "alarmed" by many things including food.
Thank You Nancy. Very good article.
 

Herbert E. (10)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:10 pm
I never, NEVER buy those ready made soup packages or other stuff like this, as there is always MSG added. Amongst other "goodies" that is.
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.