The disease and disability we face today with ever-increasing occurrence might well be attributed to advances in the manufacture of toxic chemicals released into the air and added to the food that we consume.
While toxic chemicals and hazardous air pollutants are recognized as noxious by government agencies, poisonous chemicals produced for and added to foods and beverages are rarely acknowledged as such.
It is the purpose of this website to draw attention to that class of chemicals known as excitotoxins – clearly toxic but not acknowledged by the FDA as such. Two of them, glutamic acid and aspartic acid, are presently used as flavor enhancers, protein supplements, and low calorie (diet) sweeteners in quantity, added to infant formula, enteral care products, protein powders, dietary supplements, processed foods, so-called “plant-based” products, snacks, anything that is hydrolyzed, some pesticides/fertilizers and more. Many are used in pharmaceuticals and in medical devices, such as the electrode tabs used in EKG’s.
Given that excitotoxic amino acids were introduced into the food supply just prior to the increased and growing incidence of abnormalities with ties to glutamic acid and aspartic acid, it is quite possible that excitotoxic glutamic acid and excitotoxic aspartic acid have played significant roles in the high rates of many devastating diseases and conditions, which include kidney and liver disorders, headaches, asthma, diabetes, muscle pain, atrial fibrillation, ischemia, trauma, seizures, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), epilepsy, addiction, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), frontotemporal dementia and autism.
The documents at this website focus on excitotoxic glutamic acid.
Following are seven lines of EVIDENCE leading inevitably to the conclusion that manufactured free glutamate, no matter where found, is potentially toxic: