The vast majority of vitamin manufacturers will not even make a dietary supplement without excipients, but we never compromise on our formula. Mirac is made 100% pure under FDA approved & GMP certified facility. No toxins, no fillers, no artificial colors, no binders, no excipients, and no magnesium stearate, which makes Mirac more potent and more effective.
So what are excipients and why are they so widely used?
Excipients are used during the manufacturing process or as part of the encapsulation process. Supplement manufacturers use them as lubricants, glidants, and anti-adherents, all of which reduce friction and prevent manufacturing equipment from getting gunked up. The bad news is excipients and fillers can influence the quality and reliability of a supplement and are best to be avoided. Companies are not required to list the exact amount of fillers within a supplement. With chemical and physical interactions occurring within the supplement, it is difficult to determine the exact efficacy of the product remaining. Interactions can render the active ingredients less active and less bio-available (less available for the body to use).
Widely Used Excipients & Fillers
Fillers, also referred to as bulk agents, add substance so that the size of a tablet or capsule is filled out. This means some of the powder you see in your capsule is not the active ingredients you want to take. Fillers can be a wide range of things from hypoallergenic rice flour and oils to more controversial ingredients like magnesium stearate.
Magnesium Stearate is a widely used excipient in supplements. It is a white powder that is most commonly used when making supplements because of its lubricating properties. It keeps ingredients from sticking to the equipment during manufacturing thereby decreasing waste and increasing profitability for companies. Some studies have shown that magnesium stearate suppresses immune function and the absorbability of products is also questionable when magnesium stearate has been added to a formula.
Binders are used to hold ingredients in a tablet together so the supplement will not crumble or break apart. Binders also give weight and allow small active ingredients to be combined into an easy to take capsule or tablet. Binders are typically a sugar derivative and include lactose, sucrose, microcrystalline cellulose, malitol, sorbitol, and xylitol.
Silica is an abundant mineral in the earth’s crust. It is found in nature as sand or quartz and is a flowing agent used in supplements. When inhaled it has been shown to cause auto-immune dysfunction and lung cancer. A clear biological function of silica has not been established. Silica can also be found in supplements in the form of silicon dioxide.
Parabens are a group of widely used preservative and anti-microbial agent in personal care products and supplements. There is growing concern that parabens can cause hormone disruptions and they have been found in high concentrations in breast cancer tumors. Parabens can be found in supplements as methylparabens, ethylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben.
Excipients and fillers can influence the efficacy and quality of supplements and are best to be avoided when choosing dietary supplements. We never compromise on our formula. Mirac is manufactured 100% pure under FDA Approved & GMP Certified Facility. No toxins, no fillers, no artificial colors, no binders, no excipients, and no magnesium stearate, making Mirac more potent and more effective.