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Understanding Ingredients in Vitamins - Good, Bad, & Ugly

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As we’ve said before, not all supplements in the nutraceutical industry are created equal. What goes in your body should be a careful decision and the quality of the supplements you take do matter.

Unfortunately, the FDA doesn’t regulate supplements as strictly as pharmaceuticals because they aren’t technically considered drugs.

While this doesn’t mean supplement companies can say or do anything under the sun, it does mean that some companies take the easy route.

Often to reduce production costs, companies will include cheaper ingredients and fillers that aren’t effective or can even harm you. So while two supplements side by side on a shelf may advertise the same vitamin or mineral, they might give you very different results.

Do Research Before You Buy

Best way to pick the right supplement? Research ahead of time.

When talking about multivitamins specifically, look at the vitamins and minerals listed. Do they stack up to the list below? A lot of brands won’t include everything they should in a supplement.

Also, make sure that you are taking ONLY the recommended dosage. When taking supplements, especially those with minerals, it is easy to take too much.

There is a growing shift away from chemical and artificial ingredients in the nutraceutical industry and EZ Melts is proud to be a part of that movement. We ensure that our vitamins are non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, and free of harmful chemical additives and sweeteners.

Harmful or Toxic Vitamin Ingredients in Supplements

Be on the lookout for:

  • Artificial flavoring, which has been linked to diabetes
  • GMO products such as corn starch and gelatin from unknown sources
  • Chemically engineered food coloring such as red 40 and blue 2
  • Titanium dioxide, found in things like makeup and even paint! It’s linked to harming lung health
  • Talc or magnesium silicate, which is a carcinogen and linked to stomach cancer
  • Lead, mercury or PCBs
  • Hydrogenated oil which acts as a filler and contributes to “bad” cholesterol

Thankfully, there are supplements using ethical and safe ingredients that don’t contain harmful synthetic chemicals.

After all, why take a vitamin if it doesn’t work? You might feel more at ease taking a supplement, any supplement, if you don’t know that there are a lot of companies out there that will use less effective ingredients.

The supplements you are spending money on could be hard to absorb or worse—you could harm your body. Try a supplement like EZ Melts to support your health affordably and naturally.

The EZ Melts Promise

Try our EZ Melts supplements for their customer-approved, all natural flavor, and their non-GMO and vegan promise. They melt quickly on the tongue, making it EZ to get the nutrition you need!

Best part? We create vitamins without fillers and don’t add any harmful chemicals or artificial ingredients. Just check out our ingredients listed on the bottle and feel better knowing you are actually supporting your best health. Thanks for being a part of our community!


Written by Annie-Eliza Stevens