Autolyzed, hydrolyzed, glutamate, glutamic acid, hydrolyzed, autolyzed
OF PROCESSED FREE GLUTAMIC ACID (MSG)
NAMES OF INGREDIENTS THAT CONTAIN ENOUGH MSG
TO SERVE AS COMMON MSG-REACTION TRIGGERS
|Monoammonium glutamate (E 624)
|Natrium glutamate (natrium is Latin/German for sodium)||Gelatin|
|Calcium caseinate||Sodium caseinate||Textured protein|
|anything "hydrolyzed"||any "hydrolyzed ... protein"||Yeast nutrient|
|Yeast extract||Yeast food||Autolyzed yeast|
|Natural pork flavoring||Citric acid||Malt flavoring|
|Bouillon and Broth||Natural chicken flavoring||Soy protein isolate|
|Natural beef flavoring||Ultra-pasteurized||Soy sauce|
|Stock||Barley malt||Soy sauce extract|
|Whey protein concentrate||Pectin||Soy protein|
|Whey protein||Protease||Soy protein concentrate|
|Whey protein isolate||Protease enzymes||Anything protein fortified|
|Flavors(s) & Flavoring(s)||Anything enzyme modified||Anything fermented|
(the word "seasonings")
These ingredients work synergistically with MSG to enhance flavor
(If they are present for flavoring purposes, so is MSG)
Disodium guanylate and disodium inosinate are expensive food additives that work synergistically with inexpensive MSG. Their use suggests that the product has MSG in it. They would probably not be used as food additives if there were no MSG present.
MSG reactions have been reported from soaps, shampoos, hair conditioners, and cosmetics, where MSG is hidden in ingredients that include the words "hydrolyzed," "amino acids," and "protein."
Low fat and no fat milk products often include milk solids that contain MSG and/or contain Carrageenan, guar gum, and/or locust bean gum. Low fat and no fat versions of ice cream and cheese may not be as obvious as yogurt, milk, cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese, etc., but they are not an exception.
Protein powders contain glutamic acid, which, invariably, would be processed free glutamic acid (MSG). Amino acids are not always listed on labels of protein powders.
Drinks, candy, and chewing gum are potential sources of hidden MSG and/or aspartame and neotame. Aspartic acid, found in neotame and aspartame (NutraSweet), ordinarily causes MSG type reactions in MSG sensitive people. Aspartame is found in some medications, including children's medications. Neotame is relatively new and we have not yet seen it used widely in the United States. Check with your pharmacist.
Binders and fillers for medications, nutrients, and supplements, both prescription and non-prescription, enteral feeding materials, and some fluids administered intravenously in hospitals, may contain MSG.
According to the manufacturer, Varivax–Merck chicken pox vaccine (Varicella Virus Live), contains L-monosodium glutamate and hydrolyzed gelatin, both of which contain processed free glutamic acid (MSG) which causes brain lesions in young laboratory animals, and causes endocrine disturbances like OBESITY and REPRODUCTIVE disorders later in life. It would appear that most, if not all, live virus vaccines contain some ingredient that contains MSG.
Reactions to MSG are dose related, i.e., some people react to even very small amounts. MSG-induced reactions may occur immediately after ingestion or after as much as 48 hours. The time lapse is typically the same for any one individual.
Note: There are additional ingredients that appear to cause MSG reactions in ACUTELY sensitive people. A list is available by request.
Remember: By FDA definition, all MSG is "naturally occurring." "Natural" doesn't mean "safe." "Natural" only means that the ingredient started out in nature.
We would like to hear from you if you have found additional MSG-reaction triggers.