Here’s how sodium glutamate E621 looks like – an additive that is put in large amounts in almost every food. Restaurants know him quite well, and it’s added in order to intensify the flavor of the food.

It’s white crystalline powder that looks like salt and sugar. The aqueous solution of it has a taste of meat soup. It can be added to any food. Sodium glutamate leads to increased appetite, overeating, and obesity.

Used to stimulate brain cells, the effect is like a drug that penetrates easily in the blood and brain which leads to a change in the genes responsible for the sense of taste.

All sausage, salami, frankfurters, chips, prepared soups, cans, beer and many other products contain sodium glutamate. The harmless adult dose is 1.5 grams per day while for children it is not more than a half a gram.

Annually around 200 thousand tons of this supplement are being used worldwide. The overdose symptoms of E621 are called Chinese restaurant syndrome and could be dizziness, migraine, visual disturbances, hormonal imbalance, nausea, weakness, chest pain, and more.

It is discovered in 1907 in Japan by Ikeda Kikunae, which experiments revealed that the substance enhances the taste of food.

It not only enhances the natural flavor of the products but also improves the taste and aroma of canned, frozen products and fast food.

He is very popular in USA and thanks to him, there is increased purchase of fast food. During the experiments, the researchers added sodium glutamate to mice food and they lost their eyesight.

One of the negative consequences of the use of sodium glutamate is that it affects the tongue receptors, which over time exacerbate the food perception.

Often, because of the glutamate that makes food very delicious, we can’t stop eating harmful foods like chips, chocolates, prepared soups and more. He is addictive, it makes men prefer products that contain it subconsciously thus increasing the product’s sale.


Food manufacturers benefit from using E621 because this supplement reduces the cost of production and mask the low-quality goods or production, and should be repelled.

Be careful when choosing groceries, read the information on the product packaging.

Use natural spices in cooking.