What Are Excipients?


Excipients are binders, fillers and “glues” that are typically non-nutritive substances in nutritional products.  These substances often test toxic.

Would you want to consume anything that is not nutritive?  We believe it is un-necessary to take nutritional products that have questionable, potentially toxic, non-nutritive excipients.

Please note: Tablets ALWAYS contain Excipients (that is how they are made; they cannot be made without them); therefore, it is wisest to especially avoid nutritional products as tablets.


Just a few examples of questionable Excipients

commonly found in nutritional products:


Magnesium stearate—a cheap lubricating agent; research shows it to be immune-compromising

Methyl paraben—a benzoate family member; a known cancer-causing agent
Microcrystalline cellulose—a cheap filler
Silicon dioxide—a cheap flowing agent (common sand)
Natural flavors—an AKA for MSG (monosodium glutamate), a well known neurotoxic agent
Methacrylic copolymer—methacrylic acid, a component of the methacrylic acid copolymer, has been reported to act as a teratogen in rat embryo cultures.
Triethyl citrate—a plasticizer
Titanium dioxide—used for color; liver toxic
Corn starch—typically from cheap GMO corn; can invoke allergic responses
Talcum powder—a common excipient rarely listed on product labels; a suspected carcinogen


Other Questionable but Common Tableting and Encapsulating Agents

D&C red #33                         Propylparaben                   Hydroxyprpyl methylcellulose

Hydroxypropyl cellulose                                  Polyethylene glycol         Red ferric oxide-orange shade

Methyl p-hydroxybenzoate          Propyl p-hydroxybenzoate           Sodium acetate

Methylparaben                                    Sodium metabisulfite    Eudragit