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MISLEADING - CONSUMER BEWARE,
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This review is from: Herbox Granular Sodium Free Chicken Bouillon, 3.3-Ounce (Pack of 6) (Grocery)
I bought this because it said it was "Gluten Free No MSG" on the label in the picture. When I received it and read the ingredients I found it contains Monoammonium Glutamate. This ingredient contains the same processed free glutamic acid as MSG (Monosoduim Glutamate). It is the processed free glutamic acid that causes all of the bad side effects of MSG!
So, the label is extremely misleading. If you don't want the side effects of MSG don't buy this because it still contains the same processed free glutamic acid which causes the side effects!
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Initial post: Apr 19, 2012 8:34:51 PM PDT
Glad to see a informed consumer about all the scams the food industry is pulling on everyone. Just google MSG and see all the alternative name for the poison MSG or yeast extract. Just like Swanson chicken broth no MSG, they lie, it loaded with MSG but they just call it a different name. Don't believe me, research it yourself and be enlighted.
Posted on Nov 6, 2013 12:36:43 PM PST
Tong Wang says:
Have you found any products that do not contain glutamic acid? I googled organic powder and bouillon but still out of luck.
Posted on Feb 16, 2014 4:28:35 PM PST
glutamic acid is one of the amino acids found in your body... it's a building block for proteins... why would there be anything wrong with glutamic acid?
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2014 10:35:30 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 31, 2014 10:36:19 AM PDT
Karen M. Krohn says:
Bestwhit: You are correct, but glutamate also functions as a neurotransmitter, so its function in the body is far more complex than that. Most people will have no problem with high dietary glutamate or glutamic acid levels, yet the same intake may have a severe negative effect on a subset of people, particularly those suffering from neurogenic chronic pain syndromes.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2014 10:57:15 AM PDT
My feeling is: why put that in my body? Whether or not I have a reaction to it. Anyway the advertising was misleading.
Posted on Jan 10, 2015 9:05:36 PM PST
Wow I just read that "Better Than Bullion" also contains glutamic acid in one of its ingredients- hydrolyzed vegetable protein. Says it on their website in their FAQ section. I've been using that for my food business.
Posted on Feb 16, 2015 3:43:25 PM PST
I've eaten this Bouillon on numerous occasions and can happily report that it does not cause any negative side effects.
As for the labeling, it doesn't contain MSG so they aren't lying, but I will concede that such labels are very misleading. If you want them to say "Contains Glutamic Acid", then maybe you should petition for that.
As for the "why put that in my body" argument, given the widespread adoption of science through the agricultural and food industries, avoiding chemicals is a luxury reserved only for people with the time and money to actually execute that decision. Even a minuscule amount of trust in the system can free up a lot of time to do something productive or fun.
Bottom line, if you are worried about MSG, Gluten, GMO, or whatever, maybe you should start a discussion with your primary care doctor before going on a witch hunt. Personally, I try to save my time, money, and energy for fighting things with a strong correlation to negative side effects, like obesity, UV exposure, smoking, alcoholism, etc.
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