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Offline Dorothy

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Magnesium Stearate
« on: May 24, 2012, 11:49:30 am »
One of the problems with taking even whole food forms of supplements for me has been the exipients - especially magnesium stearate - which I have read time and time again were bad with a capital B and in most supplements. Then I read this article - still not convinced that mag stearate is ok just because there are no studies showing it to be bad  or that even supplements in general are ok- but thought I'd ask the peeps here what they think about this article.

http://www.raysahelian.com/magnesiumstearate.html

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Re: Magnesium Stearate
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 05:49:17 pm »
AS Ron Schmid pointed out, magnesium stearate is a trans-fat so is very harmful.
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Re: Magnesium Stearate
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 11:33:07 pm »
You know something Tyler - when he wrote trans-fat and the general article was stating that mag stearate is good -- I read "saturated fat" -  because my brain associates saturated with good I guess -- weird.

Thanks for pointing that out.

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Re: Magnesium Stearate
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 01:19:20 am »
Now - how about the point that the amounts are so tiny that compared to most foods the amount of trans-fat pales compared to the amounts in most foods?

 

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