- by Dr Sheetal Chhabria
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- Mar 25 2017
Effects of Consuming Ajinomoto during Pregnancy
Impact of Ajinomoto during pregnancy has been highlighted over the most recent few years because of plentiful of grievances by clients and investigations held subsequently to approve them. Ajinomoto is prepared from an active element of MSG or Monosodium Glutamate. This “MSG” is a distinct flavor that many of us have experienced most frequently in the tasty Chinese food treats. It is also related to a number of Asian food ingredients too.
Though not injurious to everyone, Ajinomoto might be a cause of worry to many, especially during pregnancy. One may have to be more careful if one is liable to allergies. Ajinomoto or MSG can cause serious health problems varying from strokes to headaches in people of both the sexes and all age groups. However, extra safeguard is essential during the period of pregnancy as it may prove injurious to the mother as well as the baby growing inside her womb.
What is Ajinomoto?
Ajinomoto is not actually an ingredient. Ajinomoto Corp. it is the name of a Japanese organisation that produces an original product, MSG or Monosodium Glutamate.
How Ajinomoto or MSG is made?
Earlier MSG was extracted and crystallized from seaweed broth, but now MSG is produced by the fermentation of starch, sugar beets, sugar cane or molasses.
What are the Side Effects of Consuming Ajinomoto during Pregnancy?
It is not necessary that one might not be abused by MSG if there have been no side effects of the same before. One can begin to experience them at any point in time during the pregnancy if eating it is not stopped entirely or at least managed properly. Some crucial ill effect of Ajinomoto during pregnancy is as under:
- Defective brain development in the fetus
The dangers and intake of Ajinomoto during pregnancy circulates the deterioration of brain cells or damage brain development in the fetus.
- Heart problems
Ingestion of MSG in excess or unregulated quantities can lead to serious pain in chest, hypertension, high pulse rate which is directly connected to the health of one's heart and most dangerously it can even result in cardiac arrest in expectant women due to the already prevailing uncontrolled pressure on the heart adding to the hazards of Ajinomoto during pregnancy.
- Excessive Glutamate levels
MSG, as mentioned earlier, contains Glutamate. Uncontrolled intake of MSG rises these levels of Glutamate by about 10 % which is very dangerous and harmful for our nervous system.
- Adverse Effect on the Nervous System
Ajinomoto comprising of MSG has components which are neurotransmitter excitatory. Excessive ingestion of Ajinomoto will result in overstimulation of the nervous system leading to an imbalance in neurotransmitters which in turn will have an unfavorable effect on the body.
Uncontrolled intake and effect of Ajinomoto during pregnancy may even result in adverse problems of sterility because of its components.
- Severe Chronic Diseases
The components of Ajinomoto can lead to an increase painful chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes, thyroid, and allergies among mothers and fetus.
If had regularly and in excess, Ajinomoto is addictive in nature. Its components affect Pancreas gland of the human body which discharges certain fluids which are in turn make one feel extremely hungry and thus resulting into overindulging and lastly leading to obesity.
- Harmful to Eyes
Ingredients of Ajinomoto can have a hazardous effect on your eyesight as it can harm the eyes' retina which cannot be treated. It can even result in partial and in critical cases to complete blindness.
Minor Harmful Effects of Ajinomoto or Monosodium Glutamate
Though very ordinary still one needs to be very careful of during pregnancy are the side effects of dehydration, excessive sweating, nausea, and weakness. The effect of Ajinomoto during pregnancy mentioned above is just a few but, can cause considerable harm to the baby and mother. Therefore, it is advisable to elude immoderate intake of Ajinomoto always and should be completely avoided during pregnancy.
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