Say NO to MSG
Dedicated to the Public Awareness of Monosodium Glutamate and other Excitotoxins.
Ingredients to Avoid Besides Monosodium Glutamate
Ingredients are Everything

When I first started eliminating just Monosodium Glutamate from my diet I found myself suffering from the same symptoms. This caused me to do more research and I found that there were many other ingredients that the food industry was using that triggered my allergies. All of these were, I was to find, flavor enhancers/excitotoxins/MSG in disguise. I have listed below all of the ingredients that we are aware of today. You should print yourself a copy and begin your new life excitotoxin free.

Known Excitotoxins with E-numbers
  • Glutamic Acid E620
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) E621
  • Anything Glutmate
    • Monopotassium Glutamate E622
    • Monoammonium Glutamate E624
    • Magnesium Diglutamate E625
    • Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate
      (found in consumer products like shampoos, conditioners, cosmetics, lotions, and toothpastes.)
  • Hydrolyzed anything
    • Hydrolyzed Soy Protein
    • Hydrolyzed Whey Protein
    • Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten
    • Hydrolyzed Vegatable Broth
    Note: The word "hydrolyzed" may be omitted. Vegatable Broth and Vegatable Stock may have hydrolyzed ingredients. Example: A can of tuna fish listing fish and soy as the
    • Hydrolyzed Corn Protein Concentrate
    • Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Concentrate
  • Plant Protein
  • Textured Protein
  • Autolyzed anything
    • Autolyzed Plant Protein
    • Autolyzed Yeast Extract
    Note: The word "autolyzed" may be omitted at any time. This practice has become more popular over the years.
  • Yeast Extract
  • Malt Extract
  • Soy Sauce Extract
  • Yeast Nutrient
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Torula Yeast (byproduct of the paper products) Used as flavor enhancer,
  • Caseinate anything
    • Calcium Caseinate
    • Sodium Caseinate
  • Carrageenan E407 (Chondrus Crispus) (ingredient in Toothpaste, Chocolate Milk, Sour Cream, Ice Cream, other Dairy Products)
    Alert: This ingredient has a disturbing history. LINK HERE

  • Notice: All fake sugars are to be avoided because they cause the harmful reactions as the above listed excitotoxins .......

  • Acesulfame Potassium E950
  • Aspartame E951
  • Sodium Cyclamate E952 (or Cyclamate)
    Brand Name: Assugrin®, a non-USA artificial sweetener
  • Isomaltitol E953
  • Saccharin E954
    Found in: drinks, candies, cookies, medicines, and toothpaste
    Name Brands: Sweet'n Low® and Assugrin®
  • Sucralose E955
  • Alitame E956
  • Thaumatin E957
  • Glycyrrhizin E958
  • Neohesperidine dihydrochalcone E959
    Also known as: Neohesperidin DC and NHDC
  • Steviol Glycosides E960
  • Neotame E961 Brand Name: NutraSweet®
  • Aspartame-acesulfame salt E962 Brand Name: Twinsweet®; owned by NutraSweet®
  • Maltitol E965
  • Lactitol E966
  • Xylitol E967
  • Erythritol E968
  • Quillaia Extract E999
  • Maltodextrin (ingredient in Splenda®)
  • Stevia
    Note: Stevia's safety is still in balance. The Stevia leaf is presumed to be safe, whereas all processed verisons are not safe.
    Trade names and brand names include: Rebiana, Truvia®, PureVia®, Enliten, Erylite Stevia, and Rebaudioside A. Article #1
  • Rebaudioside A (40 processes to create; not studied; FDA approved; GRAS standing; Pepsi Co. involvement)

  • Any Sugar Alcohol - Any Ingredient ending with "itol".
  • Sorbitol E420
  • Mannitol E421

The next ingredients listed do not contain MSG, but are added to activate MSG already contained in the food product. These two chemicals are very expensive and have no other function. If you find them on the label you can be assured that MSG is present.

  • Disodium Guanylate E627
  • Disodium Inosinate E631
  • Flavor(s) and Flavoring(s) anything
    • Malt Flavoring
  • Natural Flavor(s) & Flavoring(s) anything
  • Bouillon and Broth anything
  • Barley Malt
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Ultra-pasteurized Soy Sauce
  • Whey Protein Concentrate
  • Soy Protein Concentrate
  • Pectin Soy Protein
  • Whey Protein Isolate
  • Whey Protein Protease
  • Protease Enzymes
  • Protein Fortified anything
  • Enzyme Modified anything
  • Enzymes anything
  • Fermented anything
  • Citric Acid E330
  • Seasoning(s) (the actual word)
  • Spice(s) (the actual word)
  • Xanthum Gum E415 (Found in Salad Dressings, Toothpastes, Beverages, Frozen Foods, and Ice Cream.)
  • Gelatin



To You:
The list of Excitotoxins is being updated. I am trying to get this finished as soon as possible. It is a matter of research and accuracy. It shouldn't be too much longer 'til completion.

These Food Items CAN Contain MSG

These for sure... There are others

  • Ranch Salad Dressing (Most salad dressings are of concern, but Ranch is the worst.)
  • Vegetable Dips
  • All Flavored Chips
    • Sun Chips
    • Doritos
    • Flavored Potato Chips
  • Bouillon (including those that claim MSG Free)
  • Meat and Vegetable Stock and Broth (including those that claim MSG Free)
  • Baby Formulas and Foods

    More Information at Life Without MSG


These Non-Food Items CAN Contain MSG

Everyday Use

  • Hair Care Products
    • Hair Shampoo
    • Hair Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Teeth Whitening Agents
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Teeth Cleaning Pumice at the Dentist
  • Medication
    • Gel Capsules (contains Gelatin)
    • Children's Cough Syrup


    More Information at Life Without MSG