Those who say that magnesium stearate in nutritional supplements is not harmful to the body simply do not know what they are talking about. I was taking 15 mg of zinc, made by Jarrow, daily. I started feeling poorly. Every day I would feel worse than the day before. The easiest way to describe how I felt was the way a person feels when they are coming down with the flue. I read the list of ingredients on the bottle, saw mag stearate, and stopped taking the capsules. The next day I started feeling better. I now feel good every day.
I have a similar reaction when I eat non-organic dairy, bleached flour, white sugar, bromates, nitrites, nitrates, chlorinated water, etc.
The toxins in our food supply are really tragic. They are difficult to avoid, and they do accumulate in the body. Have you ever wondered why diseases like diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimers, ADHD, and autism are becoming epidemic? The answer is in the chemicals we eat along with our food. Joe