Magnesium Stearate Questions


To Whom it May Concern:

Some Daily products do contain magnesium stearate. Magnesium stearate is a very healthful ingredient that contains small amounts of the essential mineral magnesium and stearic acid, a common oil naturally found in both plant and animal foods. Everyone consumes much more stearic acid from their diet than could possibly be obtained from dietary supplements. A few unethical dietary supplement companies are telling people that magnesium stearate and stearic acid are not safe and are used to make supplements more cheaply. This is not true and is an outright dishonest statement. Using magnesium stearate adds to the cost of supplements, but improves the quality by making the doses more accurate. Magnesium stearate is an oily dietary ingredient that helps powders to flow more consistently. Therefore, the consumer is more likely to get the dose stated on the bottle in each capsule. This is done by adding a small amount of this healthful food substance. Dr. Carey Reams used products containing magnesium stearate for many years. Some people have also said that Min-Col contains magnesium stearate. One batch of Min-Col was made in 1997 or 1998 with magnesium stearate, but it did not help that particular product maintain more consistent dosages, so it was no longer included. We have a recent article from Vitamin Retailer Magazine that gives a very objective perspective on magnesium stearate we would like to share with you to help you understand the issues. It is our position that magnesium stearate provides a small amount of beneficial nutrition with no adverse consequences. Unfortunately, there are dishonest and unscrupulous companies who disseminate false information to try and gain an advantage over companies who are honest and make high quality products.

Jim Daily Jr


March 2013 Vitamin Retailer Article on Magnesium Stearate