- Jan 1, 2013
Dear Dr. Peat,
Are there any concerns regarding the regular use of umami boosting ingredients such as soya sauce and fish sauce?
Not quite following Ray here; he's on record to avoid aspartate and glutamate
Excitotoxicity, in its simplest sense, is the harmful cellular effect (death or injury) caused by an excitatory transmitter such as glutamate or aspartate acting on a cell whose energetic reserves aren't adequate to sustain the level of activity provoked by the transmitter.
Soybeans fermented traditionnally are notorious for freeing glutamate and triggering headaches in msg sensible people.