The REAL Truth about FILLERS- Setting the record straight about Green Coffee and Raspberry Ketone Fillers!!!
Let’s get the facts straight and let the truth be known! Read on because it is important to set the record straight once and for all on FILLERS….
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I often hear this question from consumers eager to learn about the process of making capsules. After the Dr. Oz show aired I was receiving hundreds of emails from people seeking out products with zero fillers or binders. This search was based on Dr. Oz advise to “purchase a product with absolutely NO FILLERS OR BINDERS” regarding Green Coffee Bean Extract. So to clarify to everyone that “Dr. Oz was inaccurate; here is the truth about fillers and what is going on in the industry to try to convince you that they are bad and not necessary. Futhermore, manufacturers are leaving them off of labels so that you think that they are not there and this is a really bad practice. Dr Oz also recommends using a product, the only product that is patented with GCA. Please read on and educate yourself on the truth and facts about fillers below…and if you would like to know which 2 brands Dr Oz endoreses (only 2) contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Fillers are used in encapsulated products for several reasons, and it ultimately depends on the manufacturer as to what filler is used, though the manufacturer’s customer can also have an influence on the choice. None-the-less, fillers or binders are necessary to encapsulate a product. Not only do they need a filler to encapsulate, but in doing so they are able to meticulously “DOSE” the product for consistency. Can you imagine the devastation that could occur if dosages were off and no one really knew what they were getting in a capsule? This would not be good!
The manufacturers of an enzyme line such as Chlorogenic Acid in the green coffee bean extract, need a small amount of filler that has a certain level of “oiliness”, so that the encapsulation machines work better AND dosages are accurate. They need to be able to pack into the capsule. The amount of oil needed is very small. A number of materials could be used: mineral oil, vegetable oils, or plant products with a certain amount of natural oiliness.
There are many types of filler, but as an example we will talk about rice bran, which is actually a good filler. The rice bran used is usually certified gluten-free, and the oil contains tocotrienols (which is very nutritious). Rice bran is digestible, which is a big plus. There are many fillers/binders on the market and what is important to the consumer is to find out which one is suited and best FOR YOU! If you have allergies this is especially important to avoid those fillers that you are allergic to.
Another common filler that allows for good capsulation and safe is cellulose (from spruce tree bark) combined with a tiny amount of medium chain triglyceride oil (MCT oil) derived from coconut. The amount of MCT is approximately 1 milligram per capsule. Cellulose is inert, not digestible, but gives a “cleaner” look to the capsule contents (whitish vs. brown color). An example of this would be in most Raspberry Ketone products which results in the end product being white in most cases. Cellulose won’t dissolve in water, so you may see it as sediment if put in liquids. The enzymes, or raspberry ketone themselves readily dissolve, and are able to digest appropriately.
So once again, other than to capsulate, the second reason to use fillers is to achieve consistent capsule weights, so that dosing is consistent from capsule to capsule. Any pharmaceutical expert will tell you that this is the key to getting a quality product. A product is only as good as the recommended dose so the weights must be precise! If you would like to know where to find a legitimate company that uses good fillers and dosed appropriate products contact email@example.com
There are manufacturers who do not have to use any extraneous material as filler during the encapsulation process, and some enzyme companies tout their products as being free of filler. However, this is not quite true, and depends on your definition of “filler”. This is where the false marketing is coming in with the case of Green Coffee Bean Extract and Raspberry Ketone. Manufactures are boldly stating that their products are “filler free” when this is not true and accurate statement as scientists know and can prove.
You see, most all powder supplements – at some point in their manufacturing – go from a liquid form to a solid form. To do this, the liquefied supplement is sprayed onto a very thin film of maltodextrin, which is referred to as a “carrier” or binder. The touting companies that claim they are “filler free” are really just playing a marketing game because this process creates a filler of its own kind and takes the liquid form to a solid form. This is true of enzymes such as Green Coffee Bean Extract AND Raspberry Ketone. The carrier/filler serves an important purpose and that is to stabilize the enzyme activity so that it remains effective even after months of storage. In other words, to stabilize.
Regardless of which company you buy your enzymes from, there will be maltodextrin present. Sometimes, companies will dilute an enzyme to a smaller activity level by adding more maltodextrin. Since this is a component of the enzyme, it is often not considered a “filler” in the strict sense of the word, but it actually is, “truth be known”.
So what does all this mean? Any enzyme will have some kind of filler, whether it’s maltodextrin, rice bran, or cellulose. No one filler will please everyone, but a good formula can minimize the amount of all filler. This decreases the ratio of maltodextrin to enzymes such as green coffee bean extract or raspberry ketone. Also, it is good to use more enzyme as filler as much as possible. Optimally it is best to put together formulas so that a capsule is filled as much as possible with extra enzyme, so that only 1 to 35 mg of filler need to be used, depending on the formulation.
I am always striving to help my blog readers sort the fact from the fiction. The hype that is going on about fillers is a bit untruthful. Fillers are necessary. Period. If you would like to know of companies that offer quality product with good fillers, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am always striving to deliver the best products to my readers with as much information as possible. I hope my honesty and forthrightness is appreciated.
Blessings for a healthy and happy life-
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