Hidden Names for MSG

These ALWAYS contain MSG: Glutamate Textured protein Monosodium glutamate Hydrolyzed protein Monopotassium glutamate (any protein that is hydrolyzed) Glutamic acid Yeast extract Calcium caseinate Yeast food Sodium caseinate Autolyzed yeast Gelatin Yeast nutrient These very OFTEN contain MSG: Malt extract Flavors(s) & Flavoring(s) Malt flavoring Natural flavor(s) & flavoring(s) Barley malt Natural pork flavoring Bouillon Natural beef flavoring Stock Natural chicken flavoring Broth Seasonings (the word “seasonings”) Carrageenan Soy sauce Maltodextrin Soy sauce extract Whey protein Soy protein Whey protein isolate Soy protein isolate Whey protein concentrate Soy protein concentrate Pectin anything Protein fortified anything Enzyme modified These can be used to CREATE MSG: Protease enzymes Protease Fungal protease Enzymes Hidden MSG is not limited to use in food. MSG sensitive people have reported reactions to soaps, shampoos, hair conditioners, and cosmetics that contain hidden MSG. The most obvious common hiding places are in ingredients called “hydrolyzed protein” and “amino acids.” Drinks, candy, and chewing gum are also potential sources of hidden MSG. Also, aspartic acid, found in aspartame (NutraSweet) ordinarily causes MSG type reactions in MSG sensitive people. Aspartame is found in some medications. Check with your pharmacist. Binders and fillers for medications, nutrients, and supplements, both prescription and non-prescription, including enteral feeding materials and some fluids administered intravenously in hospitals, may contain MSG. Reactions to MSG are dose related, i.e., some people react to even very small amounts of MSG while others usually only react to relatively more. MSG-induced reactions may occur immediately after contact or after as much as 48 hours. There are additional ingredients that appear to cause MSG reactions in ACUTELY sensitive people. A list is available for those interested. Truth in Labeling Campaign (TLC) PO Box 2532 Darien, IL 60561 www.truthinlabeling.com]]>