It\'s when MSG is added to food that the FDA requires \"monosodium glutamate\" to be listed on the label. Other salts of glutamic acid--such as monopotassium glutamate and monoammonium glutamate--also have to be declared on labels and can\'t be lumped together under \"spices,\" \"natural flavoring\" or other general terms.
Monosodium Glutamate Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is used in foods as a flavor enhancer while not providing their own separate flavor.Â Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is considered an excitotoxin, a substance that overstimulates neurotransmitters in the body. The exitotoxic process plays a major role in many life-threatening maladies: strokes, brain injury, brain tumors, degenerative brain diseases (Alzheimer\'s, Parkinson\'s and Lou Gehrig\'s disease,) meningitis, neurological Lyme disease, encephalitis, schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, addiction behaviors, multiple sclerosis and there is growing evidence that excitotoxins play a central role in autism.
Blaylock, Russell. â€œFood Additives: What You Eat Can Kill You.â€�Â The Blaylock Wellness ReportÂ 4 (Oct. 2007): 3-4. Print.