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Magnesium Stearate – Is It Really That Bad?

Magnesium stearate is a combination of magnesium and a harmless saturated fat called stearic acid

Magnesium stearate is considered an inert/inactive ingredient that is used to improve the uniformity and speed of manufacture of capsules and tablets

The amounts of stearic acid found in supplements are miniscule compared to the amounts consumed in the average diet

Stearic acid can be converted in the body to the healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil

High quality supplement manufacturers use smaller quantities of magnesium stearate compared to poor quality manufacturers

Capsules use much less mag stearate compared to tablets