7 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid when Buying Supplements ...


When it comes to buying vitamins and other supplements, you may be surprised at what you’re swallowing unless you know about certain toxic ingredients to avoid in these products. Many people believe that popping lots of vitamins and supplements can enhance their health, and I used to be one of them. I cringe at the thought of what I used to be swallowing, but now I make sure I buy raw and/or whole foods supplements and “eat my vitamins” more than pop them from a bottle. Check out these nasty and downright scary toxic ingredients to avoid in supplements below. Then, I want you to look on the ingredient list of all your vitamins and supplements and trash any that have these on the label. Replace them with some of the suggestions below and you’ll be well on your way to healthier supplementation in no time.

1. Maltodextrin

One of the most toxic ingredients to avoid in supplements and foods is maltodextrin. Maltodextrin is a sweetener derived from GM corn, meaning it is laced with GMOs. You’ll find it in artificial sweeteners and tons of processed foods, sports supplements and protein powders, energy bars, sugar-free condiments, frozen foods, artificially sweetened yogurt and vitamins. It is often used to help agents flow during the processing of supplementation development and helps artificial sweeteners flow better during production. It also acts as a stabilizer and thickener in processed foods. Maltodextrin is basically another name for genetically modified corn and GMOs are one of the top toxic ingredients to avoid in today's food supply. The only other option for maltodextrin origination is from tapioca starch instead of corn starch, and if this is the case, the label will most likely say non-GMO, or tell you the maltodextrin comes from tapioca. Otherwise, ditch these products and go for versions without this on the list. Maltodextrin has been strongly correlated with inflammation, gout, digestive upset, and insulin sensitivity since it can spike your blood sugar rapidly like sugar can.

Magnesium Stearate
Explore more ...