We came across this very interesting article pertaining to vitamins and minerals. Many of us are not sure what we should be taking let alone buying. As you will read in this article we have to be careful what we buy as the manufactures of these supplements are adding binders, glues and fillers which in turn can be toxic to our overall health. Our suggestion is to consult your medical and eye care teams and see what they recommend as they are aware of what medications you are taking as well as you overall health.-MDA
By Dr. Michael L. Johnson, Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist

Have you heard about excipients in your nutritional supplements? If this is the first time you have come across the term, you need to know that “excipients” are used as fillers, glues and binders. You can imagine them as a type of substance that is extremely toxic to your system.
Most people don’t really understand the consequences of excipients in “nutritional” products. They simply walk inside a store and buy a bottle of vitamins. Frankly, the bottles and boxes you get at big stores do not have any nutritional value so you’re only buying trash.  Even some so called “good” nutrition companies use excipients and justify their stance because it is financially much more profitable.
Excipients are non-nutritive substances, that is to say, they have no nutritional value or justified use in “nutritional” products. If you test these substances, you will see that they are often toxic. If excipients are potentially toxic and have no value, why are they included in nutritional products?
In my opinion, the bottom line is money!  By using excipients, nutritional manufacturers are going to increase their profit on every supplement that they sell using excipients.  For example, tablets cannot be made without excipients because you need to include some kind of “glue” to keep the contents together. In my opinion, if you really want to stay healthy, avoid any nutritional products available in tablet form.
Here is a list of “problematic” substances is below, though there are many others not listed here. You will find these in most common nutritional products.
Magnesium stearate is used as a lubricating agent, but studies reveal that its regular use compromises your immune system.  
Methyl paraben, one of the most famous members of the benzoate family, is widely known for its cancer-causing abilities…..Read More: http://positivemed.com/2014/06/06/nutritional-supplements-could-be-slowly-killing-you/
Source: Positive Med
 

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