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  • Vitamin warning! Some nutritional supplements use hydrogenated oils as ...   by  miss libby     18 y     3,219       2 Messages Shown       Blog: My personal experience with Arbonne.
    Vitamin Warning! Some Nutritional Supplements Use Hydrogenated Oils as Filler
    By: Mike Adams

    Vitamin warning! Some nutritional supplements use hydrogenated oils as

    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.

    Today, anyone who follows nutrition (see related ebook on 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 irreparable, 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 Pharma manufactures vitamins, too

    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.

    I don't necessarily mean "mom-and-pop" shops, but I mean companies that are
    solely focused on health, even if they do happen to be commercially
    successful. Companies like New Chapter, Nature's Way, Now Foods, Garden of
    Life or Jay Robb Enterprises (which has outstanding whey protein, soy
    protein and egg protein products). These are a few of the many companies
    that seem to really care about health and they avoid using toxic
    ingredients, whereas many other supplement companies don't care at all what
    they put in there, as long as they can claim something on the label.

    What you see is not always what you get

    When you're buying a soft gel capsule, you would normally think that what
    goes inside that soft gel is what's stated on the label. It makes sense,
    right? So if the label on that vitamin bottle says "salmon oil," and you
    take out a soft gel and look at it, you would think it's filled with salmon
    oil, right? This is what most people think. This is common sense. But in
    fact, it is incorrect.

    You might be amazed to learn this, but that soft gel may not be filled with
    salmon oil at all; it may have a miniscule amount of salmon oil in it, but
    the rest of it is just filler. It could be soybean oil, hydrogenated oils or
    some other form of filler. It could be something that's actually dangerous
    to your health, so you'd better read the ingredients labels on those
    vitamins, minerals and supplements, in addition to reading the ingredients
    labels on foods, as I've always recommended. Watch out! Just because you buy
    something that looks good on the label ­ something that claims to have flax
    oil, salmon oil or vitamin B in it ­ it doesn't mean it's actually good for

    How to put a negative spin on healthy vitamins: Use cheap vitamins to skew

    Now, of course, researchers have also figured all this out. If I'm a
    researcher in organized medicine and my mission is to discredit vitamins,
    these are the vitamins I buy and use in my research. If I wanted to ensure
    that I had a study saying vitamin E causes an increase in heart attacks, you
    know how I would do it? I would buy vitamin E soft-gel products that have
    hydrogenated soybean oil as filler, so that I could be absolutely sure that
    this study would come out showing an increase of heart attacks. Then, I
    could write a headline that says, "Vitamin E Kills People!"

    Following that study, if I were associated with the right school or
    university or the right medical group, I could send out a press release to
    all the newspapers around the country or around the world and they would
    blindly print that headline. People would be all over TV and radio talking
    about how vitamin E kills you.

    How do I accomplish that? I just choose a soft gel container with
    hydrogenated oils as the toxic filler ingredients because I, as an evil
    researcher, know that these journalists are not going to ask questions. No
    one's going to look at this study and see what the other filler ingredients
    were. No one's going to do anything other than reprint whatever I fax them.
    Why? Because I'm associated with a medical school or a university, that's
    why. That's how it works out there. That's the real world of nutritional
    supplements "research."

    Of course, none of that has anything to do with reality because, in the real
    world, vitamin E is extremely healthy. It's very good for you, even in
    higher doses than most people take, and it's found naturally in nuts and
    seeds. Salmon oil is also very good for your health in many ways; not just
    your heart health, but also for your nervous system health, for stabilizing
    blood sugar and for providing nutrition and lubrication to some of the
    cells, organs and tissues in your body.

    There are so many healthy products out there. It's just a shame when these
    companies take healthy oils, vitamins and minerals and package them in
    unhealthy containers. They package them in tablets, capsules and soft gels
    that have other ingredients that will actually harm you if you take them
    with enough frequency and duration.

    Take your healthy vitamins correctly to see results

    This is why I have consistently recommended that you get your nutrition from
    eating whole foods, superfoods or nutritional supplements made from whole
    food concentrates. Of course, there are some nutrients that you can't get
    that way, like cod liver oil and salmon oil, but there are companies out
    there that really care about the quality of their oils and aren't going to
    give you garbage. In terms of cod liver oils, one of my top recommendations
    is Nordic Naturals. They will give you a quality product without a bunch of
    harmful fillers.

    The truth about calcium supplements

    In terms of calcium supplements, I know that calcium is one of the most
    common supplements out there and researchers have managed to finagle a study
    that even shows calcium supplements aren't useful for boosting the bone
    density of elderly patients. People are being told that calcium is
    absolutely worthless if you don't digest it and absorb it. So how do you do

    Well, you certainly don't take it with an antacid. That's a ridiculous way
    to get calcium. Calcium needs to have an acidic environment in order to be
    broken down and assimilated by your digestive system. If you don't have acid
    in your stomach, then you can't absorb the calcium. And if you don't have
    vitamin D in your small intestine, you can't absorb the calcium, either.
    There are a lot of senior citizens out there who are spending small fortunes
    on calcium supplements and antacid tablets, but they're not getting any
    sunshine. And that means they're not getting enough vitamin D. With a
    vitamin D deficiency, they can't even absorb the calcium. It's either going
    right through their bodies or actually contributing to the buildup of
    calcification in their kidneys. So guess what? They'll probably end up with
    kidney stones.

    When I was at a discount warehouse club recently, I was looking at all these
    supplements ­ calcium, vitamin D, flax oil, cod liver oil and so on ­ and
    reading the ingredient labels, and I could only find one product that I
    would personally consume. Only one! I saw people buying these vitamins by
    the basket-load, thinking they were doing themselves some good. The only one
    I found that didn't have any artificial ingredients or other garbage in it
    was organic flax oil. Every other product offered was garbage, in my view.
    Nutritionally, it was a disaster. I wouldn't feed those supplements to any
    person or animal that I cared about.

    So there you go. This is the nutritional supplement industry that a lot of
    people see. I know that these particular supplements are from the same
    manufacturers that you find making low-cost vitamins sold at grocery stores
    and pharmacies. It's no wonder that some people have such a dim view of the
    nutritional supplements industry. They take these products and they feel

    Well, no wonder; you've just consumed toxic ingredients ­ not what was in
    the label, but what was listed in the fine print of the ingredients section.
    No wonder you feel worse; you're just eating hydrogenated oils. You're
    actually taking them as a supplement. What a foolish thing to do, but people
    do it every single day in this country.

    Lawmakers deserve a lot of blame and shame for allowing this to go on, in my
    view. The fact that food manufacturers and vitamin supplement manufacturers
    can put highly toxic, death-promoting, disease-causing ingredients into your
    foods, products and supplements and sell them to you without warning labels
    is absolutely unconscionable. It's near criminal that they allow this to

    Failing to warn consumers about toxic vitamin fillers should be a crime
    Lawmakers have been asleep at the wheel. They've allowed food companies to
    run the system. They've allowed drug companies and nutritional supplement
    manufacturers to steamroll any attempt to protect the public, and that's why
    all these dangerous, toxic, disease-promoting ingredients are still
    perfectly legal.

    The FDA seemingly continues to actually support these ingredients. They
    haven't done enough to try to outlaw them. It seems that from the FDA's
    point of view, getting tough means sending a wimpy warning letter that says,
    "Oh, by the way, your ads are misleading people." To them, it means
    requiring trans fats to be listed on foods. Never mind actually outlawing
    the ingredient.

    In my opinion, the FDA should ban these ingredients. They should be
    outlawed. It should be a crime to put a toxic substance into a food product
    and sell it to a consumer. Shouldn't that be a crime? I mean, if the world
    made sense, it would be a crime, especially now that we know these
    ingredients promote disease. It's not even debatable anymore. Heck, even the
    FDA finally has admitted it and is requiring labels ­ warning labels, in a
    sense ­ that say, "Here's how many grams of trans fat you have in this
    food." That's a warning label, folks. There is no nutritionist or doctor in
    his or her right mind who would argue that these ingredients are safe for
    long-term human consumption.

    Yet every single day, we have consumers going into these discount club
    warehouse stores, pharmacies, grocery stores and even health food stores,
    buying these dangerous products, taking them home, consuming them and
    thinking that they are doing themselves some good. In fact, they are
    actually harming themselves. When I see this situation, I genuinely fear for
    the future of this nation; I really do. I'm not sure if we can ever get
    above water again, if we can ever overpower the financial interests of big
    business that have allowed this to happen (and have in fact lobbied for and
    defended it). It's possible that we're going to spiral out of control into a
    health collapse, where everybody is diseased from the moment they're born,
    nutrition is nonexistent and everyone is financially beholden to this system
    of pharmaceutical companies, doctors, hospitals and diagnostic labs because
    they've been labeled with various diseases that could have been solved or
    prevented by changing the food supply and outlawing dangerous ingredients.
    You want to know the funny part in all of this? Everything I've been talking
    to you about, everything that I'm outraged about in this particular
    commentary, was found in the "healthy" section of this particular retailer.
    This was the health section, folks. This was the stuff that's supposed to be
    good for you. The rest of that store was just outright garbage ­ products
    loaded with sugars and artificial colors, hydrogenated oils, high sodium,
    tons of preservatives (literally, tons of preservatives), sodium nitrate ­
    just all kinds of unhealthy ingredients from top to bottom, stacked as high
    and as far as the eye can see in this warehouse retailer.

    Spread the word: Your neighbors' vitamins could be toxic

    I believe we each have to do our part and stand up and speak the truth.
    That's what I'm trying to do here. I'm telling everyone I meet and everyone
    I know, "You've been conned. You've been scammed by the system, by a bunch
    of manufacturers, a whole lot of big business and a good dose of government
    corruption thrown in to protect the system and make sure you never find out
    what is going on. You've been scammed."

    The only way to beat the scam is to get outside the system ­ get outside of
    conventional medicine, give up all these processed foods and move over to a
    healthy lifestyle where you actually have cognitive function and where you
    have mental awareness because you're eating well. You're eating real food,
    not that processed, manufactured garbage that passes for food in most
    peoples' homes in the United States and everywhere around the world.
    So if you have a friend or a family member who doesn't know about this, and
    you'd like to either help them or annoy them (your pick), tell them what's
    really in their vitamins. Show them: Pick up that vitamin bottle out of
    their cabinet, refrigerator, purse or wherever they happen to have it and
    point out that artificial color, that FD&C Red No. 2, yellow dye or whatever
    it happens to be in that particular vitamin. Point it out to them; show them
    the hydrogenated oils in these vitamins. Point out the sucrose, the corn
    syrup, propylene glycol or whatever else happens to be in there. Show them
    what they're really consuming and then give them a better choice. Introduce
    them to a health food store in your local community that sells some quality
    products. Encourage them to go there if they really want to take care of
    their health.

    It's funny that people complain about how much money it costs to buy
    nutritional supplements. Then, they go out and spend a few dollars on
    vitamins that will actually make them sick. They think they're getting a
    bargain. I say that you might as well spend your money on cigarettes, you
    know? You might as well eat some fried chicken. If you're going to spend $6
    on a bottle of vitamins that are bad for you, then skip the whole thing and
    just go eat some hamburgers at the local fast food restaurant or some
    cookies from the grocery store. Of course, I don't recommend that anyone do
    any of that. I recommend you spend your money wisely on nutritional
    supplements, vitamins, minerals, and herbs from passionate, honest companies
    you can trust.

    Of course, they're going to be slightly more expensive, if not a lot more
    expensive. But aren't you worth it? If you're going through the trouble of
    taking these supplements, shouldn't you put the best thing you can find into
    your body? Don't you deserve healthy supplements, rather than supplements
    packaged with hydrogenated oils and other poisons that are legalized by our
    system of corrupt government and private industry? Shouldn't you deserve the
    very best? I think so. Get the best and put that in your body. Be healthy.
    Thanks for reading. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, for Truth

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    • very interesting post, thank you   by  #54538     18 y     1,344
      Rarely have I ever had problems with vitamins, except for E, a few of the Omega formulas, Q10 gel, etc.

      One time I decided to use cocunut oil, which too had "Soybean oil" listed as an ingrediant. After some research, I came across the exact same thing that you mentioned here; it would appear that most vitamin companies (Unlike mainstream food products) can get away with simply listing "Soybean oil" as an ingrediant, w/o specifiying whether or not they are GMO and/or hydrogenated versions, as you bring to light.

      Great post, excellent research. It's about time to read something in one of these that has some true merit to it, rather than the usual "The government is involved in a massive plot to...." garbage that you find on so many of these.

      If people didn't eat trans fats, partially hydrogenated oils/fats, and smokers stayed away from monounsaturated fats, we wouldn't find half the amount of "Candida," "Lyme," or whatever other types of mythical diseases on here.

      One way or the other, the vast majority of today's diseases goes back to the liver, and the fact that just about every doc in the country is warning people against trans and partially hydrogenated "Anything" should come as a good indicator to all of us about what we need to do to stay healthy.

      Food ingrediants to avoid, at all costs-nitrites/nitrates, partially hydrogenated "Anything", GMO'd foods (Look for non GMO on ingrediant lists), and regular milk. If we'd stay away from those things, we'd have a much, much healthier society.

      In reference to the use of supplements, I try to find capsules in everything-nothing with "Gel." And I highly prefer gelatin as the main base rather than cellulose. Cellulose, a "FIber" that is supposedly something that cannot be "Digested," is showing up in stool cultures left and right in this country, and with such findings usually comes another GI related illness, such as Ecoli, etc.

      Great post, sir/ma'am.
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