Toxins in Vitamins, Supplements and Health Foods

Toxins in Vitamins, Supplements and Health Foods

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In an article published in Natural News, the lead ‘investigative’ author, Mike Adams identifies what he believes are the 10 worst toxins that regularly appear in many Supplements, Vitamins, Herbs and Health Foods. His list includes:

1) Maltodextrin (from GM corn)

“Chances are very high that the maltodextrin in the products you buy are derived from Monsanto's GM corn. Corn maltodextrin should be avoided unless it's certified USDA organic.”

2) Vitamin C / ascorbic acid (from GM corn)

“Nearly all the "vitamin C" sold in vitamins across America right now is derived from GMO corn and made with a genetically modified form of vitamin C. It's typically called "ascorbic acid," and nearly 100% of the ascorbic acid used in the natural products industry is derived from GMOs.”

3) Hexane-extracted soy and rice proteins

“Nearly 100% of the "natural" soy proteins sold in the USA are extracted in China using a hexane extraction method. Hexane is a highly explosive, toxic, chemical.”

4) High levels of Aluminum in detox products

“Natural News helped expose high aluminum levels (over 1200ppm) in a popular detox liquid ... but this is just one of many so-called "detox" products containing alarming levels of aluminum and other metals. Ingesting these in order to "detox" your body may be harmful to your health.”

He notes that it’s a case of, “ Buyer beware when it comes to metals in detox products that claim seemingly magical results.”

5) Lead and arsenic in herbs from China

“China is the most polluted nation on the planet, yet many fruits, vegetables and herbs are grown in China and exported to North America for use in natural products. High levels of lead and arsenic are routinely found in various food, supplement and herbal products from China. “

6) Inorganic minerals in cheap vitamins

“The majority of people don't know that most of the cheap vitamins sold today are made with iron filings. "Scrap metal," almost. The calcium found in cheap vitamins is often just ground-up seashells, and magnesium is often sold as cheap magnesium oxide which may be completely useless to your body's cells. If you're buying mineral supplements, you may be wasting your money unless the minerals are in the right form: Magnesium orotate or malate, for example.”

7) Carrageenan?

“The Cornucopia Institute, a highly-effective food activism group, recently published a warning about carrageenan in foods. Cornucopia says carrageenan is linked to "gastrointestinal inflammation, including higher rates of colon cancer, in laboratory animals. Given its effect on gastrointestinal inflammation, Cornucopia urges anyone suffering from gastrointestinal symptoms (irritable bowel syndrome/IBS, spastic colon, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, etc.) to consider completely eliminating carrageenan from the diet to determine if carrageenan was a factor in causing the symptoms.”

8) Acrylamides

“Acrylamides are cancer-causing chemicals produced during the cooking of carbohydrates. Fried snack chips, for example, contain acrylamides. They don't have to be listed on labels because they are technically not "ingredients." They are chemicals produced during cooking or frying. Consuming acrylamides increases kidney cancer risk by 59%.

9) Hidden MSG / yeast extract

“Hidden MSG is a huge issue across the natural products industry. Pick up almost any veggie burger, and you'll find it's made with yeast extract, a hidden form of MSG (monosodium glutamate).”

10) Fluoride in green tea

“Green tea is famous for being contaminated with high levels of fluoride. This is frustrating, because green tea is phenomenally good for your health. The tea plant that produces green tea just happens to uptake a huge amount of fluoride from the soils. So when there's fluoride present in those soils, the green tea will have a surprisingly high concentration.

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