MSG and MSG Derivatives


MSG or Monosodium Glutamate is an excitotoxin, which is a toxic chemical found in many substances on our grocery store shelves and in many restaurant foods. It is used as a preservative and to enhance flavor. This chemical has the ability to damage the hypothalamus which is located in the brain, and to completely alter the body's chemistry causing great damage to our health and an acceleration of body fat. The following is a partial list of the many disguised names for MSG:


Disguised Names for MSG


Monsodium Glutamate                 Glutamic Acid

Gelatin                                          Calcium Caseinate

Monopotassium Glutamate          Textured Protein

Autolyzed Yeast                            Yeast Extract

Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten               Hydrolyzed Protein

Glutamate                                     Sodium Caseinate

Yeast Nutrient                               Yeast Food

Natrium Glutamate


Other Sources of MSG or Free Glutamates (these often contain MSG or create MSG during processing)


Maltodextrin                                  Citric Acid

Malt Flavoring                               Soy Protein Isolate

Bouillon and Broth                        Natural Beef Flavoring

Soy Protein                                   Soy Sauce Extract

Natural Chicken Flavoring            Stock

Whey Protein Concentrate           Ultra-Pasteurized

Soy Protein Concentrate              Protease

All Modified Enzymes                   Anything Fermented

Whey Protein Isolate                    Flavors and Flavorings

Malt Extract                                  Natural Pork Flavoring

Soy Sauce                                   Whey Protein

Carrageenan                                Barley Malt

Pectin                                           Seasonings (the word)

Natural Flavors


Be very careful of fractionated proteins and vegetables, these are

normally MSG derivatives (ex., Pea Protein or Corn Protein).