Does the buzz about magnesium stearate have you confused about your dietary supplement? This would not be surprising, as certain companies and alternative health “professionals” have stirred up useless concern over this inert flowing agent.
So what’s the deal with magnesium stearate and why do some people aim to bad mouth it so much? As to the latter part of that question, usually the reason is simply disguising a misleading sales pitch as information that carries relevance.
Take notice, when magnesium stearate is vilified by a company or person, do they then also tout their own product as superior and the one to buy? Maybe even explaining their higher prices as justified because their product lacks magnesium stearate? It may seem believable, but the truth is that this is just clever marketing to promote and differentiate products, which are usually lacking in quality ingredients to begin with.
Magnesium Sterate is almost in all supplements added and I've yet to see reasonable studies which are non-company relateed to avoid that stuff. About the DCP I really am not sure. Probably I'll try and take some time-release Vitamin C and whenever I can the pure chrystals with water or capsuled.
On the other hand I am a "purist" just like you and wish to have nutrients with as few additives as possible, but the industry makes it really difficult to differentiate whats ad and whats truth. silcia dioxide is said to be toxic and is the additive that I avoid, yet I did not do extensive research on this additives subject and it frankly does worry me a bit