Magnesium Stearate

Magnesium stearate is a compound that is received via the incorporation of a magnesium ion with stearic acid. This compound possesses lubricative properties due to which it is added to different supplements to avoid sticking of vitamins to one another during their production as well as to avoid their sticking to machinery. Magnesium stearate can lead to some severe side effects in the human body, especially when taken in large doses.
Magnesium stearate is added to 95 percent of supplements available on the modern market. Lately this additive has been called a toxin. Magnesium stearate is like a coat to the nutrients contained in various supplements. So, it delays their absorption inside the human intestines. If taken in large doses, this compound can seriously damage the human skin and lead to liver toxicity. Magnesium in combination with stearic acid forms the stearate which can be found in nature in fish, poultry, meat, butter, eggs, milk products, cocoa, coconut, grains, etc.

Magnesium Stearate is added to 95 percent of contemporary supplements, but lately it has been considered to be a toxin. Magnesium stearate is a combined product of stearic acid, made by the hydrogenation of palm oil or cottonseed oil. Cottonseed oil contains a lot of pesticide residues and it coats the nutrients in supplements. In this way, it delays the absorption of these nutrients inside the human intestines. Magnesium stearate can damage the skin and lead to liver toxicity if taken in large doses.
Magnesium stearate prevents absorption of nutrients by people with compromised digestive systems, interfering with the delivery of the active ingredients further down the intestinal tract. This may prevent the delivery of the nutrient away from its optimal site where it has to be absorbed. Thus, magnesium Stearate impedes nutrient absorption and can be harmful to the liver. However, magnesium stearate does not contain any trans fatty acids. There have been rare reports of magnesium stearate allergy.