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Our bodies, about 70% water, are full of ionic mixtures. Glutamic acid dissociates at physiological pH to yield glutamate. Since there’s plenty of sodium in your body, your body is thus full of dissolved monosodium glutamate. This would be true even if you had never consumed any MSG in your life. No, solid, crystalline glutamic acid (which doesn’t exist in the body) is not identical to solid, crystalline MSG, but the glutamic acid inside your body (glutamate in aqueous solution) is most certainly identical to the MSG inside your body (glutamate in aqueous solution).