Toxic Effects Of MSG

Toxic Effects of Excessive Consumption of MSG


The toxic effects that occur as a result of excessive consumption of MSG are known as Chinese Restaurant Syndrome.

MSG is known to be more toxic than Glutamic Acid – this is due to MSG being more readily absorbed by the body compared to Glutamic Acid.  The increased toxicity of MSG is also believed to occur from the presence of the D-Glutamic Acid form of Glutamic Acid (as opposed to L-Glutamic Acid).

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