Ingredients to Beware of in Supplements

By: Elna Botes van Schalkwyk

The following ingredients are commonly found in supplements. Read labels and start by avoiding product that contain these excipients (fillers to speed up production and binders used to "glue" the nutrients together).
  • Magnesium Stearate
  • Methyl Paraben (Propyl Paraben)
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose
  • Silicon Dioxide
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Talcum Powder
  • Natural Flavors
  • Colors like D&C red #33
  • Pharmaceutical Glaze aka Shellac
  • Hydorgenated Oils
  • Povidone (polyvinylpyrrolidone or PVP)