Interesting Information: November 16, 2015
A Dangerous Ingredient in Your Supplements
While watching “The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest,” the issue of magnesium stearate in supplements came up several times.
What, I thought? More magnesium, and I’m already taking two kinds on purpose. That’s probably enough…
So, I went and checked, and sure enough, there it was in the Curcumin I was taking AND a potassium/iodine supplement I was taking.
Apparently magnesium stearate is used as a binder in supplements and can be made of something like cotton seed oil, as that’s cheap.
I googled around and came up with this Mercola post, which speaks to WHY magnesium stearate is…toxic. It can cause serious absorption issues. I certainly don’t need absorption issues with all the food allergies (leaky gut) I already have.
Check out YOUR supplements, and read Mercola’s post?