We think that all supplements should be additive free, without fillers, bulking agents, flow agents & anti-frictional agents, but why?
One widely used additive is magnesium stearate, it has many uses, it can be used as a filler, a bulking agent, a flow agent & as a anti-frictional agent. There are studies & research that show some commonly used supplement additives affect the disintegration time (1). Other research indicates that specific additives may be immunosuppressive in some people (2).
If there is any doubt or questions on the safety of such additives we think they should not be used, thats exactly what we do, we are proud of it & we hope you are too!
We don't use talcum powder, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate or any other stearates in our supplements, we aim to make all our supplements additive free. Where a filler is indispensable we will only ever use a nutritional ingredient, organic rice flour, natural & healthy.
- Effect of magnesium stearate or calcium stearate as additives on dissolution profiles of diltiazem hydrochloride from press-coated tablets with hydroxypropylmethylcellulose acetate succinate in the outer shell. E Fukui, N Miyamura, M Kobayashi. Product & Technology Development Laboratory, Tanabe Seiyaku Co., Ltd., 16-89 Kashima-3-chome, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka 532-0085, Japan.
- Molecular basis for the immunosuppressive action of stearic acid on T cells. Immunology. 1990 July; 70(3): 379?386.