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Inactive Ingredients / Excipients in Supplements

Find out about the safety and regulation of added ingredients in supplements, protein drinks and bars and more, including cellulose, lactose, magnesium stearate, methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol (PEG), povidone, sorbitol, starch, and xylitol, coloring agents such as Blue 1 Lake, D&C Yellow No. 5, Red 40 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake and Yellow 6 Lake and sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, maltodextrin.

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1.Are the inactive ingredients I see listed on my supplement label necessary? Are they dangerous?
2.Should I be concerned about supplements that contain Polysorbate 80? Is it safe?
3.Titanium dioxide is listed as an ingredient in my supplement. Is it safe?
4.I read an article stating that some of the ingredients in Centrum multivitamins may be dangerous or toxic. Is that true?
5.Some websites are highly critical of magnesium stearate, which is in many supplements. Is this substance toxic and should I avoid it?
6.What is Lutigold Lutein? And why is the capsule of one brand of lutein so much larger than that of another brand, if the amount of lutein on the label is the same?
7.Does the talc added to Centrum Silver and other vitamins pose a risk of cancer?
8.I have type 2 diabetes. Should I be concerned about ingredients like maltodextrin and maltitol that are found in some protein bars and drinks?
9.What is UC-II and does it help joints?
10.Are enteric coated supplements better than non-enteric coated ones?
11.What is carrageenan? Should I be concerned that it is an ingredient in my supplement?


Clinical Updates Found:
2019 Concern With a Colorant (05/25/2019)


Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Xylitol in Supplements Poses Danger for Dogs (05/14/2016)
2.FDA Warns Maker of Weight Loss and Whey Protein Supplements For Manufacturing Violations and Misbranding (02/13/2013)


News Releases Found:
2010 ConsumerLab.com Finds Lower-priced Resveratrol Supplements Pass Tests While Some Higher-priced brands flunk (12/02/2010)
2008 As problems surface, Consumerlab.com and the people's pharmacy ask FDA to disclose differences between generic and original drugs (03/17/2008)


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