There are lots and lots of people that you can come into contact with at popular tourist attractions such as Machu Picchu and Madison Square Garden. Naturally, the risk of catching bacteria and viruses is high. It’s a good thing that there are immunizations around that can help keep babies most especially out of harm’s way.
However, you may be having second thoughts about getting injected with a vaccine because somewhere you may have read or heard that there’s MSG in vaccines.
This is not reason enough to lose your trust in getting vaccinated just because there’s MSG in vaccines. Keep on reading to know more about this matter. After checking out its entirety, feel free to share it on your various social media sites to make your family and friends know about this important matter, too.
A Common Food Additive Slash Seasoning
No, MSG is not a digital-age acronym that is associated with SMS sending and social media messaging. The MSG we are talking about here is a common food additive. It’s short for monosodium glutamate, and it is usually added to food to make it taste better. So in other words, it’s a seasoning.
However, MSG can also be found in all sorts of processed and junk foods. Needless to say, it’s present in many treats that you like to eat if your diet is unhealthy.
Do take note that MSG is also naturally found in some healthy food sources. Some of them include cheese, tomatoes, potatoes, peas, corn, seaweed, sardines, squid, clams, scallops, oysters, and green tea. As you can see, MSG is not really a terrible thing. The only time that it can become a problem is if you ingest excessive amounts of it.
Responsible for Chinese Restaurant Syndrome
Do you experience a nasty headache each time you eat Chinese food? Then you might be suffering from what’s referred to as Chinese restaurant syndrome. Put simply, it’s something that causes all sorts of symptoms after the consumption of anything from a Chinese restaurant.
First surfaced in the media in the 1960s, it is now known as MSG complex, and the name makes it clear what’s behind the syndrome: MSG. It’s important to note that not all people who consume MSG will experience MSG complex.
The number one symptom of MSG complex is a terrible headache, which can last for a few hours to several days. There are other symptoms reported by people who have MSG complex, too. Some of them include mouth numbness, sweating, flushing, fatigue, and nausea. According to some medical information, there are also people that may encounter life-threatening symptoms such as throat swelling, shortness of breath, and irregular heart rate.
Similar Symptoms After Being Vaccinated
Because Chinese food and certain vaccines share a common ingredient, which is MSG, it’s no wonder why some people tend to encounter headaches and other unusual symptoms after being vaccinated.
That’s not really a problem because the symptoms tend to go away naturally. As a matter of fact, you can think of them as a side effect, which most medications have, so there is no need to question the safety of vaccines. The only problem is when the symptoms bug you for days, which is a possibility especially if you are extremely sensitive to the vaccine’s MSG content. If this is a major concern, remember to inform your doctor about it before getting any vaccination.
It’s a good thing that not all monosodium vaccines contain food additive. Some of those that have MSG include:
· AdenovirusInfluenza (FluMist)
· QuadrivalentMMRV (ProQuad)
· Varicella (Varivax)
· Zoster (Shingles–Zostavax)
The Reason Why There’s MSG is Vaccines
Vaccinations contain weakened bacteria or viruses to cause the immune system to produce antibodies that your body needs for infection and disease protection. However, they also have a few other ingredients. Some of them may be surprising, such as in the case of MSG.
No, MSG is found in certain vaccines not to make them taste nice. The reason why the common food additive is involved in vaccine manufacturing is that it serves as an additive — this ingredient (msg) in vaccines helps to keep proper consistency intact when exposed to light, air, and other elements. The problem is MSG in vaccination messages the brain cells to keep on firing without any reason, and this can cause the brain cells to get exhausted and die, too.
People who are sensitive to MSG may feel anxious to get immunized as vaccine messages the brain excessively, potentially increasing one’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (or ALS or sometimes Lou Gehrig’s disease) in the future.
Again, it’s a good idea to speak with your doctor if you are concerned with the fact that there’s MSG in vaccines — well, at least some of them.
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