Glutamic Acid Cautions

In general, glutamic acid supplements produce no major problems for otherwise healthy individuals, but certain people should not take glutamic acid supplements:

  • People with liver or kidney disease
  • People with any type of medical condition
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • People with neurological disorders
  • People allergic to MSG

People with any of the conditions above should not take glutamic acid supplements without medical advice as the glutamic acid supplements could cause worsening of their condition.

People with any health conditions should not take glutamic acid supplements without medical advice, as the glutamic acid supplements could cause worsening of their condition

Toxic Levels of Glutamic acid

Glutamic acid can produce some toxicity at doses greater than 10000mg (10g) per day, while some toxicity symptoms can appear at 300mg (manic behaviour).

Overdosage and Toxicity Symptoms

In generally healthy adults, no major adverse side effects have been reported from glutamic acid supplementation, other than the following minor symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Neurological problems

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