MSG is pure poison for the body. It causes may health problems. Check out the research of Dr. Blaylock.In small doses it is not harmful but most food manufactures put msg in their food as an additive ingredient that stimulates a person appetite causing them to eat more because it keeps the hunger switch on past the point of satiation. Most restaurant use it in their food because of this.If a person were to add up the amount of MSG they consume in a day the amount a staggering. Today some consumers will not buy products with msg so the food companies have resorted to hiding it under different names. I have personal restricted MSG from my diet and have see a significant weight loss and my appetite has decreased.Scientist use MSG as a means to fatten rats that don't normally get fat. by injecting MSG into them at birth so they can study diabetes. Here is a partial list of symptoms: MSG causes Headaches, migraines, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, upset stomach, asthmatic attacks, skin rashes, heart palpitations,anxiety or panic attacks, shortness of breath, balance problems, heart attack like symptoms, allergy type symptoms, flushing, mood swings, behavioral disorders (especially in children and teens) mental confusion, runny nose, bags under the eyes, urinary and prostate problems, partial paralysis, mouth lesions and depression. In addition, there is some medical research linking MSG to Alzheimer's Disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig's), and Parkinson's.