Oh yes.MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is salt of Glutamic Acid, or glutamate. Glutamate is an amino acid which is basically the building blocks of life as we know it. The main function of this amino acid is as a neurotransmitter, or basically a chemical messenger between the nerve cells. Glutamate is one of the transmitters that causes the nerves to fire up, others, like taurine, tell them to do the opposite. This balance is very important, and very delicate as well. If out of balance, bad things can happen; one who suffers a stroke has an excess of glutmate in their brain.
MSG can cause allergic reactions, though it’s not a true allergen it may have a negative effect on the immune system by overstimulating the nervous system or damaging it. It also may create a taurine deficiency and cause high blood pressure and negatively affect the digestive system (taurine is how bile is made, lack of bile means increase in diarrhea and gall bladder attacks). It also changes the diamter of blood vessels (which is why some suffer headaches because of it). When one is hypoglycemic (low blood sugar), MSG may cross the blood brain baerrier damage braincells.
Ladies who want children, this is an important one. According to research, MSG can over stimulate the prolactin production and cause sterility. It also affects hearing, vision, and heart rate, along with many, many other things you can read in my citation.
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