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mikeS
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Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 2:25 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know people with MSG issues should avoid gelatin capsules since they are 10%-12% free glutamic acid.

However, are vCaps ok? (Ingredients are: 100% kosher vegetable capsules, vegetable cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate.)

The contents taste nasty, so I hope the answer is that they are ok.

PS: another supplement I take simply says: "other ingredients: magnesium stearate". Is that to suggest that the capsule is only composed of magnesium stearate? (whatever that is)

Thanks,
Mike
Deb A.
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Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 7:48 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Some people do fine with some veggie caps..depending on the original product used to make them. If corn or soy are in the mix, be careful. Some do fine with cellulose (plant and tree based), but not vegetable. I've seen magnesium stearate as a filler, but not as the capsule. Stearate is a beef tallow by-product, as I have been told, but need to do some research.
MikeS
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Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 8:12 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks!

The ones I introduced today are from NowFoods and are from tree cellulose).

I'll share the results.

Regards,
Mike
EmilyS
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Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 11:55 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've tried a few vcaps and have had reactions from them (sorry I don't remember the source of the cellulose).

If I need to take a medication that tastes nasty, I get a small spoonful of applesauce and put the medication on the applesauce and swallow the whole spoonful so only the applesauce touches my tongue and I'm not able to taste the medication. Hopefully the vcaps work for you, if not you can try the applesauce method. :-)

Let us know how you react with the vcaps.
MikeS
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Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 12:38 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the tip.

Every applesauce I've picked up has citric acid. I don't know if that's a problem for me, but I saw it on the 'maybe bad list'.

I tried hiding the nasty stuff in kozyshack rice pudding, but they list "natural flavors" and have ignored 2 email requests over the last 30 days.

-Mike
EmilyS
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Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 2:14 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Try Mott's natural applesauce. It has apples, water and vitamin C.
MikeS
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Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 8:10 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

From what i understand, some people have problems with vitamin c (ascorbic acid).

BTW, I just found that the individually wrapped apple sauce cups by mussleman's natural has just apples & salt.

As I write that: yes, salt could be a problem for some

hmm.
Anonymous
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Posted on Friday, October 16, 2009 - 9:19 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It is very easy to make your own applesauce and then you know what is in it. If you make a large amount, you can freeze it for later use. If you don't want to make a large batch, just bake an apple and mash it up.
kristy
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Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 4:03 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Mike,
Magnesium stearate is from GMO corn and so is most ascorbic acid and cellulose (except that tree cellulose - never heard of this but I would guess that it is a previously worthless by-product of paper mills, but that's just my cynic showing), so are most supplements for that matter. What supplement are you trying to take? If you've read any of my posts, you know that my question wouldn't be how to take it but should you take it at all?
LisaS
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Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 5:24 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I can't help with the cellulose question (my son doesn't react to it that we can see - or gelatin capsules either though we avoid them as much as possible) but I will say that if you see a supplement that only lists mag stearate, there is probably a misprint or finer print lower down that says, "gelatin capsule" - I've seen that once before.
Mariann
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 2:17 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mike I use Woodstock farms organic applesauce only apples and I think water on the list of ing. Good luck. Mariann
Star
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 7:19 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

FYI Motts unsweetened applesauce says only apples and water. I believe I have been okay with it for the past few weeks.
Mariann
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Posted on Monday, January 25, 2010 - 6:07 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Star I use the organic brand because I can feel safer about the use of sulfites, pesticides and some of the fertilizers that have glutamic acid in them. If you begin to have a problem keep the applesauce in mind. Mariann

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