Posted on 2010-01-14 at 5:15 p.m..
MSG is proven to cause brain damage over time.
Here is a good video reference which I found very informative: Dr. Russel Blaylock discusses how our food today is adulterated with excitotoxins.
Always contain MSG:
Monoammonium glutamate (E 624)
Natrium glutamate (natrium is Latin/German for sodium)
any "hydrolyzed ... protein"
Often are hidden names for MSG:
Malted Barley (flavor)
Natural Flavors, Flavors, Flavoring Modified food starch
Rice syrup or brown rice syrup
Malt Extract or Flavoring
Natural Chicken, Beef, or Pork, Flavoring "Seasonings" (Most assume this means salt, pepper, or spices and herbs, which sometimes it is.) Lipolyzed butter fat
Maltodextrin, dextrose, dextrates
Soy Sauce or Extract
"Low" or "No Fat" items
Caramel Flavoring (coloring)
Corn syrup and corn syrup solids, high fructose corn syrup
Soy Protein Isolate or Concentrate
Citric Acid (when processed from corn)
Cornstarch fructose (made from corn)
Dry Milk Solids
Wheat, rice, corn, or oat protein
Protein Fortified Milk
Whey Protein or Whey
Anything enriched or vitamin enriched
Whey Protein Isolate or Concentrate
Protein fortified "anything"
Enzyme modified proteins
Gums (guar and vegetable)
Ultra-pasteurized dairy products
Gluten and gluten flour
Protein powders: whey, soy, oat, rice (as in protein bars shakes and body building drinks)
Amino acids (as in Bragg's liquid amino acids and chelated to vitamins)
Algae, phytoplankton, sea vegetable, wheat/ barley grass powders