Liza Saager

My body rejects any minerals not bonded to protein.I am sure other people wonder why magnesium stearate in their medications…

My body rejects any minerals not bonded to protein.I am sure other people wonder why magnesium stearate in their medications cause the medication to not work well or even make them sick.I can no longer use anything containing processed minerals,even antiperspirant and makeup because of anemia and white blood cell crystalization in my liver and joints.If you feel ill or weak for no apparent reason,check your meds and health products.Magnesium stearate is being added to so many things,its no wonder we are not tolerating it.It has damaged me so often,I now check the ingredients of trusted products before purchaser should too! Magnesium Stereate has helped to considerably reduce muscle and joint pain, and it has helped to reduce muscle tension and also helps with my insomnia. An added benefit also came about: the pulsating twitch in my left palm (tremor/seizure type pulsation) has stopped.There were times when out of nowhere my eyes and nose would water and burn, and my forehead would feel a sudden pressure that made it impossible to see to drive, I would have to pull over until it went away. I found that Magnesium stearate is found in many products, but is especially strong in Antacids. I stopped taking them, and anything else that has Magnesium stearate in it, and I do not have these episodes anymore. I was getting foot and calf cramps while doing water aroebics. They have went away. HOWEVER, I now have indigestion almost after ever meal and am extremely constipated. I am trying to find out if that is a normal side effect. (I’ll take the muscle cramps)
Have you ever wondered what that coating on your medications and vitamins is? It’s an additive made from magnesium stearate.

Magnesium stearate is a fine white power that sticks to your skin and is greasy to the touch. It’s a simple salt made up of two substances, a saturated fat called stearic acid and the mineral magnesium. Stearic acid can also be found in many foods, such as:

cotton seed oil
palm oil
coconut oil
Magnesium stearate is commonly added to many foods, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. In medications and vitamins, its primary purpose is to act as a lubricant.

What does magnesium stearate do?
Magnesium stearate is an additive that’s primarily used in medication capsules. It’s considered a “flow agent.” It prevents the individual ingredients in a capsule from sticking to each other and the machine that creates the capsules.

It helps improve the consistency and quality control of medication capsules. It’s possible to create medication capsules without magnesium stearate, but it’s more difficult to guarantee the consistency and quality of those capsules. Magnesium stearate is used to delay breakdown and absorption of medications, so they’re absorbed in the correct area of the bowel.