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Why Do We Use Magnesium Stearate in Our Products?

Magnesium stearate: A standard manufacturing aid

  • Magnesium stearate is used in supplement manufacturing to prevent ingredients from sticking together and ensure smooth movement through machinery.

  • Additionally, magnesium stearate can contribute to the smooth movement of capsules through the digestive system, potentially enhancing the absorption of some nutrients. This beneficial effect is worth noting.

Is it safe?

  • The FDA considers magnesium stearate GRAS (generally recognized as safe). Research suggests that the typical amounts found in supplements (4-8mg per capsule) are well within safe limits.

  • When consumed, magnesium stearate breaks down into magnesium and stearic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid.

A 2017 study indicated a lack of genotoxic risk posed by magnesium stearate consumed at current estimated dietary exposures.

Last updated: Apr 12, 2024 17:08 PM