But there are two very big problems with that:
- you want your nutritional products to be better than just a D-, barely passing quality grade; and
- there are a lot of unhealthy additives that are unfortunately perfectly legal and allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Frankly, it’s a lot cheaper and easier to use questionable fillers, binders, and other additives. But that doesn’t mean it’s right.
So what ARE all of these ingredients used for, you ask?
Well, binders are used to hold capsules together, so they don’t fall apart. Fillers are used to add volume to capsules, in particular, so that they don’t look half full.
Most of the other things are supposed to make supplements taste better, look better or stay “fresher,” regardless of whether they are safe or good for you.
Almased is fortunately made with the purest of ingredients and has none of the “badditives” on the following list. More on Almased in a minute…
So here are seven of the ingredients, and ingredient types, that you can find by looking at the list of “Other ingredients” under the Supplement Facts panel of nutritional supplement products.