How to detox from MSG and aspartame

In my last post, I wrote about the dangers of excitotoxins and why you should avoid it.  But there’s one thing I haven’t mentioned in that post: your body can accumulate those toxins, which can have a compound effect.

As we consume MSG or aspartame over time, our body produces a formaldehyde byproduct through the metabolism of those chemicals. The formaldehyde binds to DNA cells and causes DNA damage.   It’s the accumulation of the formaldehyde over time that can lead to various health conditions, including cancer.  There are glutamate neurotransmitters in the brain but also in the heart, the nervous system and intestinal tract. This means that lacking natural protection or consuming large amounts of MSG, aspartame or another excitotoxin can result in immediate negative reaction.

Hopefully, you can boost your body’s natural protection against excitotoxin reactions, and help your body to detox those dangerous chemicals.

Herbs and nutrients protecting against MSG and aspartame damage

  • Magnesium
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Omega 3
  • Selenium
  • Red clover
  • Zinc

MSG and Aspartame detox

The first step into detoxification is obviously to avoid exposing yourself to the toxin.  Aspartame is easy to avoid as it’s always clearly listed on the ingredients.  However, MSG comes under many names and can be difficult to spot.  You can see a list of hidden names for MSG here.  As a rule of thumb, more the food is processed, greater is the risk of containing MSG or other undesirable food additive. Many foods developed for vegetarians and vegans contain isolated soy protein, so be extra careful for those.  Those substances, along with other autolyzed or hydrolyzed proteins forms dangerous free glutamate.

The detox process will naturally starts when you avoid eating and drinking foods with MSG or aspartame.  To support the detox process even more, you can take milk thistle to help the liver detoxify the toxins. Turmeric is also a good option. It has curcumin, a substance that supply your body with DNA repairing enzymes.  Broccoli sprouts, vitamins B1 and B6 as well as C and E could also be beneficial.

Are you sensitive to MSG or aspartame?  Do you try to avoid it in your diet?


3 thoughts on “How to detox from MSG and aspartame”

  1. Good article, it is difficult to avoid it, it is everywhere. It is even in organic hamburgers from the supermarket.

  2. I recently have become very sensitive to MSG and it’s other forms . Honestly it is hard to find anything in the “typical” grocery store that has not been tainted by chemicals and or additives in some way..I want to find a way to detox myself. It is so sad that Our government does not care about us, the American people.. All you have to do is look who hold’s seats in our government/FDA, former board member’s of big Pharmacy and agriculture, Monsanto.. (conflict of interest?)…it looks bleak to me. The only way out to make your own food and or grow it! And to still read the label even if it is Organic. I have seen so many website of people speaking out against MSG and it hidden forms, It is affecting more and more people every day!

    Be strong and live strong.

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