Excitotoxin Listings (where to find these "brain killers")


MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE (MSG) manufacturers and the processed food industries are always on a quest to disguise Monosodium Glutamate added to food. Remember that the other two powerful exitotoxins, ASPARTAME (Aspartate and Phenylalanine) and L.CYSTEINE are frequently also added to foods and require no labeling on food containers.

ASPARTAME is the usual artificial sweetener put in all DIET DRINKS and LOW CALORIE FOODS. It may be labeled as NEOTAME, Canderal or NutriSweet.


Additives that ALWAYS contain MSG:
E621 (also E620, 622, 623, 624,625)                                                           Calcium caseinate
Hydrolysed vegetable protein                                                               Yeast extract
Hydrolysed plant protein
Textured protein
Hydrolysed protein
Autolysed yeast
Plant protein extract
Hydrolysed oat flour
Sodium caseinate

Additives that FREQUENTLY contain MSG:
Natural flavoring
Malt flavoring
Natural beef flavoring
Bouillon                                                                                                                                                           Natural chicken flavoring
Broth                                                                                                                                                               Seasoning
Stock                                                                                                                                                               Spices

Additives that MAY contain MSG:
Carragenan                                                                                                                                         Soy protein isolate
Enzymes                                                                                                                                                         Whey protein concentrate
Soy protein concentrate

Common foods containing MSG:
Packet snacks, Chili source, pork pies, pork sausages, packet soups, quick soups, flavored noodles, sodium free condiments, diabetics foods, all flavored crisps, fish fingers, sultanas, minced meat, the new Uncle Ben’s low fat/high taste rice snacks

Common foods containing ASPARTAME:
E951, instant cereals, breath mints, chewing gum, cocoa mixes, instant coffee, frozen desserts, juice beverages, shake mixes, flavored milk drinks, some supplements, some pharmaceuticals, anything sugar free, laxatives, soft drinks, tabletop sweeteners, instant tea, sweets, topping mixes, anything low or no calorie, yogurt, ice cream, low calorie jams, fruit flavored water, powdered cow and goat milk

Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein