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fourwinds
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Not sure if this is to go in medical questions.. but is interesting... geesh almost all of my supplments have this in it.

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"......This filler also stimulates your gut to form a biofilm......."

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Razzle
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And some companies use mag. stearate as a lubricant for making capsules, so they don't always have to list it on the label.

Best option is to get herbs in bulk...no fillers, binders, etc.

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Good tip on the herbs... seems it's hard to find supplements (even the top brands) without this in it. [Frown]
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I have some KAL magnesium glycinate I ordered awhile back that has a some stearate mixed in with it. Bought it online without checking the label, assuming it was pure glycinate.
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Thorne does not use mag stearate.

I have Twin Labs niacin which has vegetable stearate - I have been assuming/hoping it is not the same thing.

I agree, it is very hard to find brands that don't use them. I end up buying more and more by Thorne, but they don't have everything I want/in the blend/isolation that I want.

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Pure Encapsulations does not use any fillers.
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