Supplementation may be recommended to help support your body while trying to correct biochemical imbalances. Our goal for supplementation is to provide temporary support while the body slowly returns to health. The best supplements are the ones that provide the biggest “bang” by performing multiple roles in the body. We prefer this method rather than offering a supplement for symptom relief. In addition, we take into account the interaction of each supplement and individual brands to make sure they perform well together. It is important to note that some folks may be required long term simple supplementation to support genetic weaknesses.
We do not subscribe to a single brand solution and are not beholden to a particular company. We prefer instead to offer high quality supplements as well as herbal and homeopathic remedies that have shown the highest rate of efficacy in the scientific literature and contains the least amount of excipients.
For those of you who do not know, excipients are “inactive” substances that are used to bind, fill, or glue together the active ingredients of a nutritional product. In most cases, the excipient is not really as “inactive” as you would think and may even be toxic. Sometimes these toxic elements are not even listed to avoid the controversy, simply labeled as “other” on the ingredient list.
Some of the questionable excipients often found in so called ‘nutritional’ supplements per Dr. Dan include:
- Magnesium Stearate: a cheap lubricating agent that prevents absorption of the ingredients of the tablet, and is a major immune-
- Methyl Paraben: any paraben is poison as a benzoate, and this one is a known carcinogen
- Silicone dioxide: a cheap flowing agent
- Microcrystalline cellulose: another cheap but toxic filler
- Natural flavoring: a.k.a. MSG or monosodium glutamate, a neurotoxic agent
- Corn starch: cheap GMO corn causing gluten allergies and processed with mercury
- Triethyl citrate: a plasticizer, cousin of citric acid, a mycotoxin
- Talcum powder: not required to be listed on the product labels but is a suspected carcinogen
- Propylparaben: see cousin ‘Methyl’ above
- Eudragit: organic solvent with voc’s
- Sodium acetate: irritant to ocular and respiratory membranes
- Propyl p-hydroxybenzoate: an irritating substance that requires respirators and gloves to handle in the work force
- Povidine: a polymer that is a carcinogen
- Maltodextrin: sugar of mercury containing cornstarch, plus MSG, and is a neurotoxin
- Dicalcium phosphate: causes same symptoms as MSG
- Polysorbate 80: surfactant formed by fermentation and reacts poorly in mold sensitive patients
- Polyethylene glycol 3350: surfactant and binder, causes breathing issues and heart irregularities
- Pharmaceutical glaze: shellac that is difficult to break down and toxic to the stomach
I really like his advice, “If you don’t know for sure, don’t, and if you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it in your mouth.”