Moringa and Glutamate
Moringa has shown to help mitigate the damages of dietary monosodium glutamate by modifying liver function, oxidative stress, DNA damage, kidney injury, liver injury, and PCNA expression.
Where To Buy Moringa & How We Use It
In addition to offering protection from dietary MSG consumption, Moringa is believed to help boost your immune system, and improve joint pain, constipation, abdominal pain, and help stabilize blood sugar, among a laundry list of other benefits. It is also rich in antioxidants, iron, and protein.
It is a very mild tasting herb, similar to kale or spinach, that can easily be sprinkled onto meals, salads, blended into smoothies/popsicles, or made into a tea/infusion/decoction (we typically sprinkle a tablespoon or so into our smoothies). To keep glutamate levels low, we try to source moringa leaves over moringa powder. For safety, avoid purchasing moringa root. Here is the link for the Mountain Rose Dried Moringa Leaf, Amazon also sells it, for a more accessible option but sourcing may vary Click Here for Amazon Link.
Disclaimer: Moringa has immunomodulatory effects and is known as a super immune booster, you may want to consider this if struggling with autoimmune issues, PANS/PANDAS, etc. It is also higher in oxalates, so you may want to avoid going overboard with it if you’re struggling with high oxalic acid and or high oxalate symptoms like sandy stools, kidney stones, etc. I belive it is moderate-high in salicylate. Please keep in mind that you’re using relatively small doses of the herb and some of these leafy greens actually help to combat these sensitivies.