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6 Toxins Hiding in Your Supplements and What to Take Instead

Supplement Toxins

Are you taking expensive, health-harming supplements without knowing it? It’s possible – many popular supplements are loaded with toxins that can damage your body. 

In this blog, I will discuss how to identify and avoid these toxic supplements. I’ll also share some safe, healthy alternatives. Keep reading to learn more!

Rancid Oils 

The following oils are rancid, and you should avoid having them in your supplements:

  • Soybean Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Cottonseed Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Palm Oil

If you’re looking for oils that are better for you, look for supplements that contain any of the following:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Macadamia Oil
  • Borage
  • Flaxseed
  • Grapeseed
  • Fish Oil

As a general rule, avoid oils that are stored in a clear container. The sunlight that hits it makes the oils rancid for your body. This is why it’s better to look for oils that are stored in dark, opaque containers.

Heavy Metals

Finding supplements that test for and reduce heavy metal exposure is crucial. Your supplements should state on the front of the bottle whether the manufacturer tested them for heavy metals.

I would recommend avoiding supplements from overseas. Some other countries don’t have good practices for their machinery and testing, which can cause heavy metals to end up in your  body.

Added, Artificial, & Hidden Sugars

In America, we consume 152 pounds of sugar per person per year. Try to stay away from any kind of corn products such as maltodextrin, any form of starch, or any word ending in -ose. 

Vitamin C supplements and gummies use ingredients such as sucralose, aspartame, Splenda, and Nutrasweet. These are toxic forms of artificial flavorings that are filled with hidden sugars.

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Artificial Colorings

You should absolutely avoid a supplement if they contain any of the following artificial colorings:

  • FD&C Blue No. 1 & 2
  • FD&C Green No. 3
  • FD&C Red No. 3 & 40
  • FD&C Yellow No. 5 & 6
  • Caramel

These artificial colorings are only to make the supplement look more appealing or “fun” and are typically marketed towards children. The FDA has shown a connection between artificial food dyes and behavior issues, ADHD, and hyperactivity.

Synthetic Vitamins

As a consumer, it can be hard to tell if a supplement is synthetic or not. You should watch out for fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E & K), which are especially dangerous in a synthetic form. They can build up in your body’s fat tissues and liver.

Synthetic vitamins are a lot cheaper to make, so a lot of them will be found on grocery store shelves.

Toxic Additives

  • Magnesium Silicate – Anti-caking agent that can cause lung problems when inhaled.
  • Magnesium Stearate/Stearic Acid – Make sure this comes from a vegetable source and not a rancid oil.
  • Sodium Benzoate – Benzene chemicals have been linked to cancer, so we should do our best to stay away from them.
  • Titanium Dioxide – Linked to lung inflammation and compromises the immune system.
  • Arsenic & Carrageenan – Also potential sources of toxicity

Look For Toxic Free Guarantees

  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Soy-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • No Yeast
  • No mSG
  • No Preservatives
  • No Artificial Colorings
  • No Artificial Flavorings
  • Sourced from Grass-Fed, Free Range, and Wild-Caught
  • No Heavy Metals
  • No GMOs

You take a number of different supplements depending on what you’re dealing with. Here are my recommendations of what supplements you should take for each issue you could have.

Inflammation:

Immune Support:

Gut Health Support:

Liver Supplements:

Thyroid Health Support:

EDITOR’S NOTE: https://elements.envato.com/healthcare-heart-BWA5DVY 

Heart:

High Blood Pressure

Cholesterol

Afib/Electrical Issues

Heart Valve Issues

Atherosclerosis/Angina

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Blood Sugar/Diabetes Support

Allergy Support

Everyday Supplement Recommendations

The following supplements are what I take every day:

The most important thing for immune system health is vitamin D3. Still, I would recommend that you stop taking vitamin D3 until you understand how to take it safely without damaging your body.

If you want to learn more on how to take it, I made a video for you that breaks everything down.

If you want a guide, you can get it here, which comes with training and a video of me going around the drug store.

 

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