Saturday, January 17, 2009

Vitamins- How to Tell if it is Made Up of All Good Stuff

Found this post on a blog, it makes sense to me & thought my readers would be interested in learning this tidbit about vitamins & the fillers in them.

Another something for me to check into & worry about... but hey, I only want what won't cause any further harm to my child, that is for sure.

Green Doula writes about what is "REALLY" in your supplements?

She tells this trick that will show you, literally, what is included in your vitamin of choice.

Here are a few ways to check and see if your body is actually digesting your current supplement and whether or not it contains fillers:
1 Soak one of your vitamins in about 3 inches of white vinegar for about 20 minutes. If you come back to an intact un-dissolved capsule, then it is most likely not dissolving in your stomach. Instead it is just passing through you body and finding its place in your toilet.
2 If you see dirt floating to the surface of your vinegar, then most likely the manufacturer is using sawdust as their filler.
3 Take a dry vitamin and wrap it in aluminum foil and bake it in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes. If you see some black goo creep out, that signals coal as filler.

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