Beware Next Time You Buy Vitamin Pills
The next time you buy soft-gel vitamins, you’d better take a look at what’s inside them. Would you be surprised if I told you that vitamin companies are taking one of the most toxic food ingredients known to mankind and putting it in soft gels as a filler? It’s absolutely true. You can find it in vitamins and supplements in health food stores, grocery stores, price discount warehouse clubs, retailers and pharmacies all over the country and around the world right now. What toxic ingredient am I referring to? Partially hydrogenated soybean oil.
Anyone who follows nutrition knows that hydrogenated oils are extremely toxic. We know that, long-term, they will lead to cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. They can even encourage strokes. We know that they cause harm, sometimes irrepairable, to the nervous system. We know that they interfere with the absorption of the essential fatty acids you need to maintain healthy cells, a healthy nervous system, healthy blood sugar regulation and many other functions.
Big Pharmaceutical Companies Make These!
And yet, vitamin companies – the cheap ones – are taking this ingredient and putting it in soft gels as filler. And that’s not the only ingredient they’re putting in, either. Some vitamin companies are taking artificial colors – that’s right, chemicals extracted from coal tar – and putting them in not only soft gels but in tablets and capsules, too.
Now, why on earth would a vitamin company do this? The answer is because some of these companies aren’t at all interested in health. In fact, the dirty little secret of the nutritional supplements industry is that many of these companies are wholly or partially owned by pharmaceutical companies, so these vitamin manufacturers think they can standardize, process and manufacture vitamins in the same way they manufacture prescription drugs (which is an entirely unnatural process, by the way).
When companies manufacture prescription drugs, they really don’t care what goes into them as long as the active ingredient is there. Prescription drugs, in addition to containing highly toxic chemicals that are supposed to be medicinal, also contain highly toxic fillers, colors and other additives that sometimes even counteract the intended effect of the drug. When those pharmaceutical companies decide to branch out into nutritional supplements because it’s a hot industry, they, of course, carry over these same manufacturing practices to nutritional supplements. This is why you don’t want to get your supplements from these mega corporations that are actually owned by Big Pharma. It’s better to get something from smaller, more passionate companies.
Hence another great reason why the Vitamist spray products are the way to go!