as ingredient in dietary supplements
read lists of active and inactive ingredients on the labels of
dietary supplements. This is especially important for people with
food allergies -- such as corn and soy.
reading the ingredient list of my supplement label, I came across
talc. Isn't talc quite a dangerous substance to be taking every
day, especially in the form of a nutrition supplement?
are probably confusing talc with face powder or similar personal
products that are not a pure substance and contain ingredients
that might be toxic to ingest.
talc is finely powdered hydrous magnesium silicate and is
used as a filler and excipent for pills and tablets. It is
also used for dusting tablet molds.
it is nothing more than a small source of dietary magnesium
and silicon -- both of which are valuable. Breathing it chronically
into the lungs, however, can lead to problems.
Paul Wakfer (was Tom Matthews)