Have you ever heard of sodium glutamate or E621? Do you know anything about this substance? Well, you are consuming this substance every day and it’s wreaking havoc on your body!
Sodium glutamate E621 is an additive found in all produced foods. Sodium glutamate is one of the most harmful substances we consume every day.
It comes in the form of white crystalline powder, and it looks like sugar and salt. E621 can also be found in liquid form. It tastes like meat soup and is usually added to any food to improve the flavor. E621 intake causes increased cravings and leads to obesity.
Sodium glutamate stimulates the brain cells in a similar way as drugs do and create a feeling of addiction. This substance is easily absorbed in the blood and brain, but it can cause a change in the genes in charge of the sense of taste.
This food additive is used in all popular food products including all chips, hot dogs, sausages, beer, prepared soups, canned food, and much more. The allowed daily dose for children is less than a half gram and for adults is 1.5 grams.
According to the statistics, more than 200 thousand tons of sodium glutamate is used annually in the world. The common symptoms of E621 overdose include chest pain, dizziness, weakness, nausea, hormonal imbalance, visual disturbances, migraine, and more. This condition is known as Chinese restaurant syndrome.
Sodium glutamate was first discovered in 1907 in Japan. It was discovered by scientist Ikeda Kikunae. He found that E621 improves the taste of food, especially in the canned, fast and frozen food.
This additive became very popular over the years and today it accounts for great sales of food in America.
Unfortunately, sodium glutamate causes numerous side effects. E621 affects the receptors of your tongue and the food you consume makes it tastier than it actually is. As a result, people become addictive to processed food like sweets, chips, ready-made meals and more.
E621 is extremely good for food producers because it reduces the cost of production, and increases sales of their products. So, be more careful in the future and always check for the ingredients. Always avoid products that contain E621.