Do Your Vitamins Need Food Coloring?
Since everyone is always asking me questions, I thought I would pose a question to you all for a change.
The correct answer is of course…NO.
Excipients are unnecessary chemicals that are added to your vitamin and mineral tablets or capsules.
Now some excipients when making tablets are unavoidable, which is why I prefer products in capsules, but do you REALLY need food coloring in your calcium?
The quickest way to tell if your vitamins are high quality is to check for food coloring. It doesn’t take a biochemistry degree to find the yellow #5 in the ingredients. Most vitamins that have food coloring have an array of other unnecessary excipients that may as well not be given a seat at the kitchen table. Food coloring is an evil villain of the kitchen table! Certainly not something you need to be ingesting on a daily basis to improve your health and prevent disease!
In my over-educated opinion, food coloring found in supplements immediately spells C-R-A-P.
In posting this complaint about food coloring, I am inviting all vitamin manufacturers to remove food coloring from their vitamins. Adding artificial color to a health supplement is HYPE at its finest.
I started Kitchen Table Medicine to hammer out the hype that runs rampant in the field of alternative medicine.
Food coloring is just added to make vitamins LOOK cool. Your vitamins DO NOT need food coloring to work. You do not need to be supplementing food coloring in your diet on a daily basis! You are not running the risk of becoming food coloring deficient.
Todays task: Head to the kitchen and check the labels of your vitamins, if they contain artificial food colorings, you don’t necessarily have to throw them out. I would just use them up, and then switch to another brand that is selling you ONLY high quality vitamins without all the hype.
Because I have been receiving so many questions about how to know if a vitamin or supplement is high quality, I will be posting a checklist soon, so that you can learn how to put your vitamins and supplements to the test. The FDA does not currently regulate supplements in the U.S, and as a result quality is a major issue in the vitamin industry.
Check point one: Food coloring….does your vitamin pass or fail?