Polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, hydrogenated palm oil, modified food starch, modified corn starch (GMO), Blue No 2 Aluminum Lake, Yellow No 6 Aluminum Lake, Red No 40 Lake, are all found in the most popular brand of supplements.
We are talking about the multi-vitamin Centrum – one of the most popular vitamins on the market. What most people don’t know is that this multi-vitamin is probably killing you. Take a look at the health risks of Centrum.
Turns out, Centrum is made by Pfizer, the world’s largest pharmaceutical company. Centrum is the number one selling multivitamin, not because it works but because of its multi-billion dollar ad campaign.
Centrum has enormous sampling programs. And it’s no surprise that it is the most recommended supplement by doctors. Here are some of the health dangers of Centrum:
1. Centrum vitamins are synthetic
Most of the Centrum vitamins are procured from synthetic source ingredients.
Calcium carbonate. This form of calcium is the least absorbable one available on the market. The human body can absorb only a small percentage of it.
Ferrous fumarate. This iron supplement often causes constipation which triggers an overgrowth of harmful flora. As a result, you may experience gastrointestinal issues, a compromised immune system, and problems with nutrient absorption. This is a certainly bad choice for a multivitamin.
DL-Alpha tocopherol. Researchers at the Oregon State University discovered that our body excretes this synthetic form of the vitamin E supplement 3 times faster than the natural. Moreover, this synthetic version of vitamin E might disrupt the hormone system.
Unlike whole vitamins, synthetics are made from isolated parts of the original vitamin, so they simply don’t work as they should. Studies prove that your body doesn’t even recognize these “vitamins” and therefore, treats them like any other foreign substance.
2. Centrum vitamins contain fillers
Polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, modified food starch, modified corn starch (GMO), Blue No 2 Aluminum Lake, Yellow No 6 Aluminum Lake, Red No 40 Lake, are all found in the most popular brand of vitamin. Many food dyes are cancer-causing and cause ADHD, migraines and other symptoms.
3. Centrum vitamins contain hydrogenated oils
Hydrogenated oils are one of the most toxic oils and according to 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, you should keep the consumption of this oils (and trans fatty acids) as low as possible.
Hydrogenated oils can slow the microcirculation of blood through the brain further causing various emotional and physical ailments such an Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ADHD and muddled thinking just to name a few.
In conclusion, if you take multivitamins, make sure they are made with 100% organic ingredients or superfoods. And buy it at a health food store.