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