Just go to the site and you will see that it says, "all natural." That's not a true statement. Look at the ingredients very carefully and you will see for example, the Pine Bark Extract is only 7 mg. That's ridiculous amount. The inventor of that product recommends a minimum of 300 mg. per day for the average size person.
The list of "Other Ingredients:" Kosher Gelatin, Glycerin, Soybean Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Pharmaceutical Glaze, Magnesium Stearate, Rice Powder, Dicalcium Phosphate and Water.
Gelatin comes from cow hooves; I'm not sure how you get Kosher Gelatin? Does the Rabbi bless it as they cut the hooves off the cows? Glycerin inhibits the absorption of nutrients. Many capsules are made of this and it has been shown that much of the nutrients in gelatin capsules never get absorbed in the body because the gelatin makes a barrier that won't allow the absorption.
Soybean oil is genetically engineered and creates lots of problems for the body. It inhibits the absorption of minerals, especially iron (over 50%) and is loaded with goitrogens that cause the thyroid to slow down and even the drug manufacturers tell you not to use ANY soy when taking Synthroid because it interferes with the action of the drug; it's that potent of a problem.
Titanium Dioxide is white paint. Go to your local arts and crafts store and ask them to show you a tube of white oil paint. Look at the ingredient, "Titanium Dioxide." Bingo.
Pharmaceutical glaze? What is that? I've never heard of a natural product called that?
Magnesium Stearate --- Now this is a really good one! Total up the total milligrams in the pill. In their multi-vitamin and mineral pill, they have 4669.8247 milligrams of chemicals in it. Multiply .05 x 4,669.8247 milligrams and that will give you the approximate total amount of magnesium stearate it contains. It is: 233.49 milligrams in each pill.
Each one of the so called "super charged antioxidants" contain 355 milligrams of the TRANS FAT - Magnesium Stearate.
The anti aging pill contains: 39.5 milligrams of TRANS FAT.
The Omega vitals contain: 80.21 milligrams of TRANS FAT.
So, if you take just one pill each of the garbage, you will get a total of: 708.2 milligrams of TRANS FAT each time you took them! This chemical is an immune suppressant.
Magnesium Stearate is a "TRANS FAT." It inhibits the absorption of nutrients up to 80%. It is not put in the pill for your health, it is to make pill making easier for them. Each one of these pills also has a talc residue on them if they use standard pill making machinery; this is a known carcinogen. And each pill is subjected to 20,000 psi pressure to squeeze the pills into a form. This high pressure generates a lot of heat that alters the pill contents.
The rice powder is most likely a filler and made from the low grade waste in milling rice.
Dicalcium phosphate is a tableting agent. It's an inorganic substance that was never alive and is just a chemical activator.
Water. It doesn't say what kind of water or where they got it. Tap water? Is it purified? Don't you think that if they went to the trouble of purifying it they would want to brag about that?
They claim this product is all natural, but that statement is obviously not true when you look at the excipient ingredients listed above with the explanations.
I suggest, unless they specifically tell you the origin of each of the ingredients, they are just synthetic vitamins. Synthetic Vitamins are not vitamins, they are chemical activators that have some of the characteristics of true, natural vitamins you find in nature. However, nature does not make just one vitamin that stands alone, it always comes in a package of cofactors and other nutrients that support it's functions. In fact, synthetic vitamins when photographed in Kirlian photograph's show very little light emissions, where as natural vitamins show huge bursts of light, indicating high energy values.
Additionally, the single chemical activators listed are not clearly specified as to their origins. A good example of this is the Thiamine (B-1). The synthetic origin of this is no doubt, coal tar.
When you take an individual chemical activator without it's cofactors, the body has to give up nutrients to the make up the matrix for it to be absorbed. This depletes the body of these nutrients!
What has now been proven, to put the nail in this coffin, is that synthetic vitamins only help you a little at first, but then damage your DNA. Multi-vitamins have been shown to shorten your life, not extend it. People who take multi-vitamins live about 5% less time than those who don't! When you damage DNA, the cells die prematurely and so you won't live as long.
Look at all the synthetic vitamins they are putting into foods trying to make people think they are doing some good for them! Why not grow nutritious food that contains all the good nutrients instead of loading them up with garbage that shorten's people's lives? Profit over health. Simple economics.
The answer is obvious, this Vi-Pak is total garbage. I would not even flush them down a toilet for fear of contaminating fish. I would suggest taking them to a hazardous waste dump.
years of nutritional studies - B.A. Biology & Chemistry