The Problem of Stearates

Thanks Kelly



Date: 10/1/08 9:59 PM
Subject: Fw: Magnesium stearate or stearic acid are put in vitamins to suppress the immune system

For THEY have intended evil against you;
THEY have devised a plot:
THEY will be unable to put it into practice.
For You will make THEM turn their back;
You will aim at their faces with your bows.

Psalms 21:11

--- On Sat, 9/27/08, M.M. <> wrote:

> From: M.M. <>
> Subject: Magnesium stearate or stearic acid are put in vitamins to suppress the immune system
> To: "1 MedicalConspiracies" <>, "1 HH" <>, "1 Paranormal" <>
> Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008, 1:59 AM
> The Truth About Vitamin Supplements
> Check your vitamin labels. Do they contain Magnesium
> Stearate or Stearic Acid? Studies by the University of Texas
> Health Science Center and the East Carolina University
> School of Medicine reveal that these toxic excipients cause
> a rapid collapse of T-cell membrane function and cell death;
> therefore suppressing the immune system. (Immunology, 1990,
> Jul.)
> It is estimated that 90% of the vitamin and mineral
> products consumed today contain stearates. Stearates are
> used as binders in tablets and in the processing of gelatin
> capsules. Consumers often take handfuls of capsules and
> tablets to get vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients
> from supplements that contain stearates, and instead, in
> reality, get a powerful immune suppressive treatment.
> For more information on this topic and copies of the
> above-quoted studies as well as other studies and warnings
> concerning stearates, contact us at
> QNL Quantum Rx Nutrition nutritional supplements are 100%
> free of toxic excipients, including magnesium stearate or
> stearic acid.
> "The public must be more aware of nutritional products
> that initially bring a good vitamin or mineral but hurt you
> in other ways." (Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Commissioner -
> Texas Department of Health, speaking before the Texas
> Strategic Health Partnership,
> University of Texas, Sept. 25, 2003)
> Widespread Cheating
> The FDA reports widespread cheating in the supplement
> industry.
> At QN Labs we find that only careful testing of each batch
> and source of herbal ingredients will guarantee the most
> premium quality. Recently when the QNL Quantum Rx Nutrition
> laboratory tested one source of asparagus extract, we found
> 90% of it was hay! Just cheap hay! This supplier was trying
> to get our business, obviously, they did not!
> Most retailers and distributors of vitamin supplements have
> no way to test their products to see if what is on the label
> is actually in the bottle. Therefore, they are not aware of
> the toxicity of the products they are selling and mistakenly
> claim 100% purity for their products.
> Ask your retailers and distributors that are selling
> nutritional supplements to you to provide a written
> statement that guarantees their products are free of
> stearates, palmitates, stearic acid, FD&C food colors
> (recently banned by the FDA), "natural flavors"
> (which is just a fancy name for MSG, a known neurotoxic),
> polyethylene glycol, acetate, titanium dioxide, sucrose, and
> other toxic excipients and potentially harmful manufacturing
> additives. In fact, ask them for full label disclosure
> listing every component used to produce each product!
> You are taking these supplements thinking that they are
> beneficial to your health. It is your responsibility to make
> sure that they are.
> Toxic Ingredients
>"Excipients" in Vitamin Supplements
> The International Pharmaceutical Council of the Americas
> states that"Excipients are substances other than the
> pharmacologically active ingredients which are included in
> the manufacturing process or are contained in a finished
> product. In many products, excipients make up the bulk of
> the total dosage form."
> Czap, AL, The Townsend Letter For Doctors and Patients,
> July 1999, Vol.192; pg.117-119
>"Additives in supplements cause allergic reactions,
> impede absorption, and have undesirable physiological
> effects. In many cases, an ingredient carries a negative
> connotation, so the manufacturer uses instead, an
> euphemistically derived alternative (such as"glaze" or
>"natural vegetable coating" for shellac).
> Principal Excipient Functions
> Binders
> Disintegrants
> Fillers
> Lubricants
> Flow Enhancers
> Compression Aids
> Colors Sweeteners
> Preservatives
> Suspending/dispensing agents
> Film formers
> Coatings and Glaze (Shellac)
> Flavors
> Printing Inks
> Most Commonly Used Excipients
> Magnesium Stearate
> Stearic Acid
> Sodium Benzoate
> Potassium Sorbate
> Flavors or Natural Flavors
> Silicon Dioxide
> Titanium Dioxide
> Colors
> Lactose
> Cellulose
> Gelatin Sodium Glycolate
> Talc
> Sucrose
> Calcium Stearate
> Palmitate
> Hydroxy Propyl Methylcellulose
> Ethylcellulose
> Glaze
> Shellac
> Starch
> Magnesium Stearate (aka Stearic Acid):
> Poisonous Flowing Agents
> Over 90% of the vitamin/mineral products consumed today
> contain magnesium stearate, also known as Stearic Acid.
>"Stearic Acid inhibits T-cell dependent immune responses.
> Plasma membrane integrity is significantly impaired, leading
> to a loss of membrane potential and ultimately cell function
> and viability."
> Tebbey PW, Buttke TM,"Molecular Basis For The
> Immunosuppressive Action
> of Stearic Acid on T cells", Immunogy, 1990 Jul; 379-86
>" When cells were exposed to stearic acids and palmitic
> acids, there was a dramatic loss of cell viability after 24
> hours. Cell death was induced by stearic and palmitic
> acid."
> PMID: 12562519 (PubMed) Ulloth, JE, Casiano CA, De Leon M.
> Department of Microbiology and Immunology, East Carolina
> University School of Medicine.
>"T-helper cells become the target of stearic acid."
> PMID: 6333387 (PubMed)
>"Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Stearate,
> Palmitate, and Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils are lubricants
> which enable manufacturing equipment to run more efficiently
> but inhibit eventual dissolution of the nutrient. Stearic
> acid may prevent absorption by individuals with compromised
> digestive systems. Magnesium stearate and stearic acid also
> present the problem that delivery of the active ingredient
> may be considerably further down the intestinal tract than
> the site originally intended. This may result in the
> nutrient being delivered away from its optimal absorption
> site. Not only can this impede absorption, in some cases it
> might be harmful to the liver."
> Czap, AL. Townsend Letter For Doctors and Patients, July
> 1999, Vol.192;
> Pg. 117-119.
>"The addition of palmitate or stearate to cultured cells
> led to activation of a death program with a morphology
> resembling that of apoptosis. Palmitates and stearates
> caused cardiac and other types of cells to undergo
> programmed cell death."
> Sparagna, GC, Hickson-Bick, DL, Department of Pathology and
> Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center,
> Houston. American Journal of Medical Science, Jul 1999; pg.
> 15-21.
>"Signs and Symptoms of Magnesium Stearate Poisoning:
> Ingestion - Vomiting, Rinse mouth and rest."
> Pesticides Poisoning Database,
>"Magnesium Stearate - Stearic Acid Material Safety Data
> Sheet:
> Toxicity by ingestion - Give several glasses of water to
> drink to dilute, get medical advice. Skin Contact - Wash
> exposed area with soap and water, get medical advice."
> Mallinckrodt Chemicals,
> Consumers often take handfuls of capsules to get nutrients
> from supplements containing magnesium stearate or stearic
> acid and instead, get a powerful immuno suppressive
> treatment! Most retailers are not aware of this threat and
> mistakenly claim 100% purity for their products. Ask
> suppliers to provide a written statement that guarantees
> their supplements are free of stearates. In fact, ask for
> full label disclosure listing every compound used to produce
> each product, and eliminate those supplements that have
> potentially harmful additives.
> Sodium Benzoate: A Poisonous Preservative
> Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate are used as
> preservatives in most of the liquid vitamin products sold in
> health food stores or by multi-level-marketing distributors.
> Usually these juice products have claims that they are the
> secret of peoples in a far away place who live to be 150
> years old! These people did not live to be 150 drinking
> juices that have sodium benzoate in them!
> What does a preservative do? It kills everything alive in
> the product so it can sit on a shelf in a warehouse or store
> for weeks or months without spoiling. If the preservative
> kills everything alive in the product, what do you think it
> does in your body?
> First, a little history. Harvey W. Wiley, M.D., taught at
> Harvard in 1873, and Purdue after that. Dr. Wiley accepted
> the position of Chief Chemist in the U.S. Department of
> Agriculture in 1882. His main job was to assist Congress in
> their earliest questions regarding the safety of chemical
> preservatives in foods. He became known as the"Father of
> the Pure Food and Drug Act" when it became law in 1906.
> That act led to the creation of today's Food and Drug
> Administration. Dr. Wiley also oversaw the laboratories of
> Good Housekeeping Magazine where he established the Good
> Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
> The important issues of the day were the use of bleached
> flour, saccharin and benzoate of soda (now known as sodium
> benzoate). In a letter addressed to President Coolidge he
> wrote regarding sodium benzoate:"The time has fully come
> for this monstrosity to disappear."
> The Food and Drug Act had already been watered down by
> politicians afraid to upset big business enterprises using
> sodium benzoate as a preservative. Dr. Wiley went on to
> write to the President:"It is the crowning ambition of my
> career, before I die, to see these illegal restrictions,
> which now make a prisoner of the Food Law, removed, and the
> Law restored to the functional activity which Congress
> prescribed."
> Dr. Wiley made it clear in his book, A History of Crime
> Against the Food Law (1929), that sodium benzoate was a food
> additive that was indeed harmful to health. Sodium benzoate
> should have been outlawed as a preservative at that time,
> but it is still used today. Why? Because vigorous protests
> from those engaged in adulterating foods were made to the
> Secretary of Agriculture, and sodium benzoate was allowed to
> continue to be used as a preservative.
> Today, the FDA has a list known as GRAS: Generally
> Recognized As Safe. The FDA allows the addition of hundreds
> of chemicals to our food. Since the whole purpose of adding
> a preservative to a food is to make it unfit for insects or
> mold to eat, what makes us believe it is okay for humans to
> eat it?
> Especially the one preservative, sodium benzoate, that Dr.
> Wiley worked so hard to get outlawed.
> After Dr. Wiley failed to get Congress to act. He finally
> gave a simple solution to the sodium benzoate problem:
> Don't buy and use any food containing sodium benzoate. He
> suggested that we just read the label, and if it is a
> chemical, and you can't pronounce it, do not buy it and
> eat it. He expected that this voting with our dollars would
> get additive-laden foods off the shelves of stores. But that
> has not happened, and now we have vitamin products being
> touted for your health that contain this poisonous chemical!
> The Material Safety Data Sheet on sodium benzoate states:
> Ingestion: If swallowed, call a physician immediately;
> Induce vomiting.
> Give oxygen or artificial respiration as needed.
> The Chemical Analysis Data Sheet on sodium benzoate states:
> Store away from food and beverages.
> Yet today it is not kept away from food and beverages, it
> is found in most of them, including liquid vitamin
> supplements products that are supposed to"improve your
> health". Take Dr. Wiley's advice and read the labels
> before you and your family drink anything containing the
> poison of sodium benzoate.
> Living Food Source vs. Non-Food Synthetics
> The Truth About Vitamins In Supplements
> By Robert J. Thiel, Ph.D, N.M.D.
> For decades the"natural" health industry has been
> touting thousands of vitamin supplements. The truth is that
> most vitamins are made or processed with petroleum
> derivatives or hydrogenated sugars. Even though they are
> often called"natural", most vitamins sold in health
> food stores are isolated substances which are crystalline in
> structure. Vitamins naturally in food are not crystalline
> and never isolated. Vitamins found in any real food are
> chemically and structurally different from those commonly
> found in"natural vitamin formulas". Since they are
> different, medical practitioners should consider non-food
> vitamins (often called"natural" or USP or
> pharmaceutical grade) as vitamin imitations and not actually
> vitamins.
> Synthetic vitamins were developed because they cost less.
> Manufacturers often call synthetic vitamins
>"vegetarian", not because they are from plants, but
> because they are not from animals. (Food source vitamins
> will list the names of the plants the vitamins are derived
> from on the label.)
> Food source vitamins are smaller in size for better
> bioavailability, in chemical forms that the body recognizes,
> and the absorption of vitamins relates not only to the
> nature of the nutrients, but also their interaction with
> each other.
> Even before there were electron microscopes, Dr. Royal Lee
> knew that food vitamins were superior to synthetics. Dr.
> Lee, like Dr. Bernard Jensen, was opposed to the use of
> isolated, synthetic nutrients. Dr. Lee specifically wrote,
>"The synthetic product is always a simple chemical
> substance, while the pure food is a complex mixture of
> related and similar materials. The commercial promoters of
> cheap imitation products spend enough money to stop the
> leaking out of this information."
> Take Vitamin B for example. The body has a specific liver
> transport for the type of vitamin B found in food. It does
> not have this for the synthetic vitamin B forms. Therefore,
> no amount of synthetic vitamin B can ever equal food vitamin
> B. In fact, the body tries to rid itself of synthetic
> vitamin B as quickly as possible.
> Certain forms of vitamin B synthetics have been shown to
> have almost no vitamin activity!
> Look for vitamins that are 100% FOOD. The term
>"natural" does not mean pure food. Some companies try to
> confuse the consumer by using the term"food based".
>"Food Based" vitamins are almost always USP vitamins
> mixed with a small amount of food that does not change the
> chemical form of the vitamin.
> The truth is that only supplements composed of 100% FOOD
> can be counted on to perform the necessary functions in the
> body.


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