2. Synthetic fillers
While there are a bunch of questionable fillers out there, magnesium silicate is one of the worst.
Magnesium silicate, or talcum powder, is a cheap filler and anti-caking agent similar in composition to asbestos that can cause lung problems when inhaled. It is also often contaminated with asbestos in the mining process and is suspected to cause problems when ingested.
In a recent lawsuit, a group of plaintiffs argued that the talc in the baby powder they regularly used was contaminated with asbestos, a carcinogen considered unsafe at any level of exposure.
A jury agreed with them and awarded them $4.69 billion in damages in July 2018.
3. Artificial preservatives
Along with artificial colors, artificial preservatives — such as benzoates, sorbates, and sulfites — have no place in a nutritional supplement.
In fact, studies suggest that sodium benzoate may increase your risk of inflammation, oxidative stress, obesity, ADHD and allergies. It can also convert to benzene, a potential cancer-causing chemical.
Potassium sorbate was shown, in two studies, to cause DNA damage to cells.
And sulphites have been reported to cause a variety of serious problems, including such side effects as dermatitis, hives, flushing, hypotension, abdominal pain, diarrhea and even life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
Almased has no artificial fillers or preservatives. And the vitamin C and vitamin E in the formula serve double-duty as natural preservatives.