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These Substances Ruin Your Health Without You Knowing It. We Must Stop Taking Them Immediately!

These Substances Ruin Your Health Without You Knowing It. We Must Stop Taking Them Immediately!

Dietary supplements play an important role; they are beneficial for people who sometimes suffer from nutritional deficiencies. Even if they bring a balance, they can become very harmful and can do more damage than good. Discover in this article the components of certain dietary supplements that you should be wary of.

Indeed, some supplements are not made from natural ingredients, but rather from synthetically acquired ingredients containing artificial colors. Often, these components are not absorbed by the human body and can cause serious and permanent damage. Vigilance is therefore appropriate.

These Substances Ruin Your Health Without You Knowing It. We Must Stop Taking Them Immediately!

List of some components of dietary supplements harmful to health:

Citric acid: also known as "E330", it is a food additive that allows to obtain a better coagulation. However, consumed in high doses, it becomes abrasive especially for tooth enamel. The acid can also attack fragile stomachs and cause gastric pain. If your body can not absorb the E330, you will have reactions such as itching, vomiting, sore throat, or stomach pains.

GMO-fed pork and beef gelatin: Food supplement gelatin is made from denatured collagen, a complex protein mixture obtained by prolonged boiling of ligament tendons or pork skins. However, the gelatin production residues include trace amounts of sulfur dioxide (E220 molecule) that can cause allergies and cause problems for people with asthma.

Soy Lecithin (E322): When the soybean used to make soy lecithin is genetically modified, this can lead to health malfunctions and the consumer will end up with allergies, diarrhea, headaches, vomiting. Hypotension may also result if you take more than 3.5g of soy lecithin. Be careful to consume only lecithin that comes from natural soybeans.

Maltodextrin: a nutritional supplement whose sole purpose is to enrich the carbohydrate intake. However, it can cause a spike in blood sugar and this can be dangerous for people with diabetes symptoms. The glycemic index of maltodextrin is even higher than table sugar, ranging from 106 to 136 (while that of table sugar is 65). Maltodextrin can alter the composition of your intestinal bacteria by suppressing the growth of beneficial probiotics (live microorganisms). You can replace matodextrin with stevia, pectin or date-derived supplements such as date honey.

Xanthan gum: sometimes used as a food additive under the code E415. This additive can be derived from source products known as potential allergens such as corn, wheat, dairy products or soybeans. It is produced from potentially transgenic microorganisms or grown in transgenic media. If you ingest it in high doses, reactions such as diarrhea and vomiting may occur. This additive can also cause breathing difficulties, and allergies. It is important to seek the advice of your doctor before ingestion.

Titanium Dioxide: Titanium dioxide (E171) is a pigment that is added in supplements. This pigment has been classified as a possible carcinogen for humans.

Tips for choosing a dietary supplement

The next time you buy dietary supplements, here are some tips to follow:
  • Do not hesitate to take the advice of your doctor, especially if you are taking medicines, smoking or breastfeeding.
  • Make sure that the label contains information such as the sales denomination, the recommended daily intake, the name and the content of the nutrient categories. The label must also contain the precautions for use.
  • Do not hesitate to refer to the National Agency for National Food Safety (ANSES) to evaluate the health and nutritional risks presented by a dietary supplement compound.
  • Never take self medication by taking supplements without the advice of your doctor. He is the only one able to know the deficiencies of which one can suffer and can therefore prescribe the adequate complements.