What Are Excipients?
Excipients are binders, fillers and “glues” that are typically non-nutritive substances in nutritional products.
Would you want to consume anything that is not nutritive?
We believe it is unnecessary to take nutritional products that have questionable, potentially harmful, non-nutritive excipients.
Please note: Tablets ALWAYS contain excipients (that is how they are made; they cannot be made without them); therefore, we believe the best choice is to 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)
Methacrylic copolymer — methacrylic acid, a component of the methacrylic acid copolymer
Triethyl citrate — a plasticizer
Titanium dioxide — used for color
Corn starch — typically made from cheap genetically modified corn; can invoke allergic responses
Talcum powder — a common excipient rarely listed on product labels; a suspected carcinogen