Magnesium Stearate

Discussion in 'Magnesium' started by j., Jul 8, 2013.

  1. j.

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    Magnesium stearate is found in many supplements. Is it bad or neutral? What's Ray Peat's opinion about it?
     
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    My experience suggests it might be one of the least evil additives. I take Life Extension Pregnenolone, which has it, and I don't react badly to it, while I seem to react badly to a lot of supplements.
     
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    Personally, I don't think it's all that bad j - based upon this comment from RP about the previous formula for Amour thyroid.

     
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    I tend to agree: hopefully I haven't caused any paranoia by listing it in the "bad" column on my site. I do that more as "playing it safe" than thinking it's terribly toxic.
     
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    I think it needs to be in context. It depends on the individual ...and how many other supplements are being taken that also have it in them.
     
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    After all, it is just magnesium + stearic acid (C18:0), a saturated fatty acid.
     
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    To be fair to the critics of magnesium stearate, I think they generally don't complain about the substance itself, but rather what might come along with the production process (potentially GMO cottonseed oil, along with something about metal catalysts that I've never fully understood :lol:).
     
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    Dan mentions Sahelian and a few others on both sides of this issue in a pretty comprehensive article on his website.

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    Ray Peat is quoted as saying:

    "Most people don't have allergic reactions to the rice and magnesium stearate."
     
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    I've read that it is not an organic mineral (so the body cannot really use it because it is not chelated to a chaperone protein) and that it gives you diarrhea?
     
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