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.
Tablets ALWAYS contain excipients (that is how they are made; we cannot make tablets without excipients); 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
Other Questionable but Common Tableting and Encapsulating Agents
- D&C red #33
- Hydroxypropyl cellulose
- Methyl p-hydroxybenzoate
- Polyethylene glycol
- Propyl p-hydroxybenzoate
- Sodium metabisulfite
- Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
- Red ferric oxide-orange shade
- Sodium acetate
Disclaimer: The FDA has not evaluated any of these statements. Please seek immediate medical care for any urgent trauma. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.