Here are some good reasons to stay away from supplements and always read labels before you purchase supplements or certain health foods.
- Invisible GMO Ingredients
Many ingredients found in supplements and food contain traces of GMO. So if you pick up a natural products or supplements make sure to read the labels and scan for following ingredients: amino acids, aspartame, vitamin C, citric acid, maltodextrin, lactic acid, molasses, monosodium glutamate (MSG, click here to learn more about the health dangers of MSG), high fructose corn syrup, yeast products, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, sucrose, flavorings, sodium ascorbate, ascorbic acid, and molasses.
- Artificial Colors
These colors are added to food and supplements to make them more appealing. Many of these synthetic colorings are derived from coal tar which is used in paints and roofing. Artificial food colorings have been linked to many severe health issues such as autism, ADHD, birth defects, and cancer.
- Magnesium Stearate and Stearic Acid
Both are used as a lubricant in supplements to avoid the capsules from sticking together. These chemicals have also been linked to many health issues and lower your immune system.
- Heavy Metals
Many detox products, supplements, protein shakes, processed foods, and cosmetics contain heavy metals such as lead, fluoride, aluminum, and arsenic. Be extra careful if you buy herbs or green ta imported from china. They are known to be contaminated with high levels of these heavy metals.
Yet another toxic filler found in many supplements and health foods. It has been linked to cancer, digestive issues, leaky gut, and cancer.
- Hexane-extracted Soy and Rice Proteins
Nearly all natural soy and rice proteins are extracted in China with a chemical called hexane. It is a highly explosive chemical and super polluting for our environment. So always opt for organic certified instead of natural products.
Acrylamide, a cancer causing chemical, is formed during cooking and processing of carbohydrates. So avoid all fried, roasted, or grilled snacks such as chips. You wont find acrylamide in the ingredients list, because it is not an actual ingredient.
- Sodium Benzoate and BHT
Sodium benzoate is often added to soft drinks, processed foods, and supplements as a preservative. It is classified as a carcinogenic and can damage the structure of DNA.
- Boric Acid
Boric acid is added to many supplements on the market. It can cause headaches, depression, inflammation, DNA damage, and birth defects.
So next time you buy supplements or processed health food, think again and read the labels.
Article originally posted on NaturalNews.com