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Silent Killer E621 Monosodium Glutamate

Тихий убийца Е621 - глутамат натрия

Monosodium glutamate ( lat. Natrii glutamas, English monosodium glutamate, monosodium glutamate ) - monosodium salt of glutamic acid, a popular food supplement E621 (also called a “flavor enhancer”). It is a white crystalline powder, highly soluble in water.

Monosodium glutamate was introduced in the early 50's. years, as a miracle taste enhancer, designed to make food more tasty and appetizing. As a dietary supplement, monosodium glutamate has been widely used since the beginning of the 20th century, when it was first obtained by Ikeda Kikunae. It is registered as a food supplement E621, in European countries it is sometimes designated as MSG ( English monosodium glutamate ).

The annual consumption of monosodium glutamate on the planet has reached 200,000 tons. It is sodium glutamate that is most often used as an additive, and not potassium or other elements, since it is technologically simpler and the taste of sodium glutamate is more pronounced.

Тихий убийца Е621 - глутамат натрия

As you know, a person distinguishes four shades of taste: sweet, salty, sour and bitter . Thanks to sodium glutamate, we learned what the fifth taste is . In the 50s of the last century, it was found that glutamate surprisingly helps to produce odors and tastes similar to meat. Since then, the taste enhancer - monosodium glutamate - has become widely used and has gained popularity worldwide.

This is the most common flavor enhancer in the world.

It is put in almost all industrial products. These are sausages, seasonings, bouillon cubes, dry noodles (soups), hamburgers, bacon, chips, crackers, canned food, dumplings. And also this is almost the main component of all the same industrial sauces - mayonnaise, ketchup and others.

Monosodium glutamate is addictive. That is why there is a lot of it in fast food.

Sodium glutamate is sometimes masked by spoiled or poor-quality raw materials. He successfully discourages the smell of rotten meat. Proven damage to health is caused by “overeating” of the substance. Causes nausea, vomiting, weakness, dizziness, chest pain.

It is said that for adults the daily dose of sodium glutamate should not exceed 1.5 grams, for adolescents - 0.5 grams per kilogram of body weight. Children under three years old are generally advised not to give foods containing sodium glutamate. Experts say that monosodium glutamate in small amounts does no harm, but manufacturers do not indicate its exact share in products on labels.

Proven facts

Other names for sodium glutamate:

  • umami (umami)
  • E621
  • weijin
  • monosodium glutamate
  • monosodium glutamate
  • monosodium glutamate
  • monosodium glutamate
  • flavor enhancer
  • L-glutamic acid sodium salt
  • glutamic acid monosodium salt
  • monosodium glutamate
  • MSG (abbreviation for monosodium glutamat)

The supplement is proven harmful to asthmatics. It worsens the course of the disease.

The presence of large amounts in human nutrition leads to various biochemical disorders. Various reactions of the body to an excess of glutamic acid have been recorded. These are headaches, indigestion, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, breathing problems, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, palpitations, partial paralysis, coordination problems, confusion, mood swings, behavioral problems (especially in children and adolescents), allergic symptoms, skin rashes, depression ...

Medical studies have also shown a connection between monosodium glutamate and Alzheimer's syndrome, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and others. Many doctors believe that monosodium glutamate is not only harmful, but dangerous for health, because its mechanism of action resembles narcotic. Easily penetrating the blood and brain, it directly affects the hormonal background and changes the genes responsible for taste sensations, increasing the sensitivity of the taste buds of the tongue. So, glutamate "wean" a person from natural food, planting on harmful fast food.

Monosodium glutamate causes:

  • Damage to the hypothalamus caused by injection of sodium glutamate in the chest and further development of obesity.
  • Destroys nerve cells.
  • Diabetes.
  • Migraine.
  • Autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
  • Alzheimer's disease.
  • Destroys the retina, causes glaucoma.
  • Makes a person aggressive.
  • Causes gastritis, ulcers.

Monosodium glutamate unnecessarily excites the nervous system, upsets the hormonal balance in the body. But the main consumer of products with glutamates is a teenager. Children, having seen advertising, massively absorb chips, crackers, and then we parents are surprised: where does gastritis come from, where does peptic ulcer come from? And why are we so nervous, very excited children? Not otherwise eaten.

In case of an overdose, sodium glutamate causes obesity, allergic reactions, disturbances in the retina of the eye, in the structure of DNA, palpitations and headache. Do we always know how much of this “magic” powder has the manufacturer added to the product? Most often on the package, it is only indicated.

Amplifiers of taste, (the same monosodium glutamate) are designed so that you and I overeat, if not to say, gobble up all sorts of chemical goodies. They deceive us, and we are glad to be deceived. And then, recollecting ourselves, we look with horror at the arrow of the scales and rush in the opposite direction, limiting ourselves to almost everything. And again we are eating chemistry, but now to lose weight!

Тихий убийца Е621 - глутамат натрия

There is natural sodium salt of glutamic acid, produced from fish products, for example, in Southeast Asia, it is obtained from shrimp and fish guts. There are other natural sources of glutamate production - algae, malt and beets. Even in our body, it is able to be produced in order to participate in the work of the brain and nervous system. But artificially synthesized salt has completely different properties.

Artificial monosodium glutamate, the synthesis of which is much cheaper, gives the dish a taste and smell of meat, it is added without measure to seasonings, broth cubes, instant noodles, crackers, chips. Enhancing the taste of products, or rather, giving them a more attractive taste than they actually are, (especially if you take stale and low-quality raw materials), monosodium glutamate simultaneously suppresses mustiness, rancidity, and other unpleasant aftertaste - even the taste of decaying meat. Great stuff! What can you feed the consumer with it!

Manufacturers understand that many people prefer to avoid products whose packaging says: taste enhancer - monosodium glutamate (E 621), they try to hide it from us. Moreover, if the product contains less than 50% sodium glutamate, the manufacturer may not notify the buyer about it, but some manufacturers are so insolent that they write “WITHOUT CONSERVENTS”, “WITHOUT ADDING CONSERVENTS” on the front side ( “No ADDED”, or “NO MSG Added” - American version).

Тихий убийца Е621 - глутамат натрия

Other manufacturers “hide” monosodium glutamate under such names on the package: “Vegetable hydrolysol” - “Hydolyzed Vegetable Protein” , it also hides under the names “Accent”, “Aginomoto”, “Natural Meat Tenderizer” . The desire to emphasize that their product is healthy food, in contrast to the goods of their competitors, which provides more chances to buy.

Glutamate sodium is present in all products manufactured industrially, semi-finished products, meat, dairy products, there are especially many of them, it is used in the manufacture of legumes, fish, vegetables, poultry dishes, enhancing their taste, in the production of canned goods, soups, concentrates, seasonings, in production Sausages Glutamate sodium is added with spices and salt.

If the product says “the taste is identical to natural” - this is E621 , E631 - foreigners designate them as MSG , here are some of them:

  • Dried fruits
  • Doshirak
  • Torchin
  • Veres
  • Chumak
  • Dannon
  • Dobrynya
  • Lactonia
  • The president
  • Lacuna
  • Fanny
  • Obolon
  • Bystrov
  • Mccoffe
  • Nestle
  • Nescafe
  • kind
  • Sandora
  • Jaffa
  • Oleina
  • Many others, in general, go to the kitchen and see
Artificial MSG is a poison destroying nerve cells.

Natural glutamic acid is the main element for brain nutrition, it improves intelligence, cures depression, and reduces fatigue. Artificial substances are completely not identical to natural ones. Right-sided isomers (which make up 50% in artificial ones) can be poisons, even in very useful products - and are almost always harmful to the body.

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