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).

Digestive System—Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Intestinal Cramps (abdominal Pain).  Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Vomiting.  references

Eyes/Vision–Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Blurred Vision.

Excessive consumption of MSG may damage the Retina (which could lead to Blindness)

Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Sight impairment.

Metabolism—Excessive consumption of MSG may cause atrophy of the Thyroid.

Musculoskeletal  System-Excessive consumption of MSG may contribute to the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and some Fibromyalgia patients may experience symptom relief after discontinuing MSG use.

Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Muscle Tension.

Nervous System–Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Convulsions

Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Headaches.

Excessive consumption of MSG may damage the Hypothalamus.

Excessive consumption of MSG may cause impairment of Long-Term Memory.

Excessive consumption of MSG may trigger Migraines.

Many of the toxic effects of excessive consumption of MSG are due to MSG causing excessive stimulation of the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) Receptors in the Brain.

Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Nausea.

Excessive consumption of MSG may cause atrophy of the Pituitary Gland.

Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Vertigo (dizziness).

Respiratory System-Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Asthma.

Sexual System:  Female Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Female Infertility.  Excessive consumption of MSG may cause cause Male Infertility.

Excessive consumption of MSG may cause atrophy of the Ovaries.

Excessive consumption of MSG may cause atrophy of the Testes.

MSG may Interfere with these Substances

Amino Acids–Excessive consumption of MSG may interfere with Taurine.

Enzymes—MSG may lower Catalase levels.

MSG may lower Glutathione Peroxidase levels.

MSG may lower Glutathione Reductase levels.

MSG may lower Superoxide Dismutase levels.

MSG may Enhance the Function of these Substances

Amino Acids–MSG can be converted within the body to form Glutamic Acid.

MSG can be converted within the body to form Glutamine.