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The Other Ingredients of Optimized Daily.

February 19, 2020

Essential takeaways:
We avoid using ingredients that could interfere with how the product is utilized by the body.
We do not include artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, preservatives and allergens on purpose.
All of our ingredients (including the other ingredients) can be trusted—research-backed, therapeutically dosed, and bioavailable to the body. 

These are the carefully selected "Other Ingredients" you will find on the supplement facts label and the reason why they are included in Optimized Daily. 

1—Natural Vegetable Capsules

Did you know that the coating of many supplement capsules can contain GMOs? Yuck! Ours is made by Capsugel.  While they are called "veggie" caps, they are not actually sourced from traditional vegetables.  The capsules are made from pine and/or spruce tree cellulose. They are non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free and preservative-free—a clean-label product. They disintegrate and release their contents independent of pH and ionic strength of the test media. This immediate release capsule is perfect to get assess to all those nutrients!

2—Ascorbyl palmitate

It’s an ester formed from ascorbic acid and palmitic acid creating a fat-soluble form of vitamin C that has been shown to be beneficial for protecting the lipids from peroxidation. This helps to preserve the quality of the formulation.

3—Magnesium stearate

Given the benign nature of this ingredient (it’s is a salt that is produced when a magnesium ion bonds with two stearate molecules), it’s surprising how controversial it is. It works really well as a flow agent to ensure that equipment runs smoothly and the ingredients stay blended together in the correct proportions to meet label claim. There are a lot of inaccurate statements about it floating around, as there is no scientific evidence to substantiate the claims against magnesium stearate.

4—Magnesium silicate

Sourced from natural talc ore. It is an anti-caking agent, which keeps the product as a free flowing powder. It also stops the powder from caking up during manufacturing to ensure that the bottle gets a homogenous mixture of ingredients and meets label claim. It is tested to make sure that no asbestos is detected and held to tight specifications for other contaminants such as lead and arsenic which are also tested for. 

5—Silicon dioxide

Also known as silica, is a naturally-occurring compound that contains silicon, a mineral that is ubiquitous in nature and found in many foods, especially those high in fiber. Silicon dioxide is used to control moisture content and to help powders flow into capsules. Although silicon is sometimes confused with silicone (the synthetic substance used in breast implants), there is no chemical similarity between these two substances.

Medical Disclaimer: This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Monette nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Products sold on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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