Most Probiotic Supplements Made with GMO Flow Agents and Fillers

January 22, 2013

22 Jan(NATURALNEWS) – A Natural News investigation into the probiotics industry has turned up alarming information about how probiotics are formulated and labeled. We’ve found that nearly all probiotics available in the U.S. market today are secretly formulated with genetically modified ingredients that are intentionally not listed on the label. The most common such ingredient is maltodextrin, a corn-derived flow agent.

Look for yourself at the probiotics available today, and you’ll find something curious: Virtually none of them are certified USDA organic. Why is that? If you read the ingredients on the label, you might scratch your head and wonder why they can’t make those ingredients organic. But the real story is found in the “dirty little secret” that probiotics supplement manufacturers are not listing on the labels: Maltodextrin and other fillers and flow agents that are derived from GM corn.

YOU ARE BEING LIED TO ABOUT PROBIOTICS INGREDIENTS

Here’s the rock-bottom truth about probiotics: You are being LIED to about what they’re made from because the FDA does not require manufacturers to list fillers and flow agents as ingredients. Yep, you read that right: A probiotics manufacturer can add genetically modified corn maltodextrin to their formula and they are not required to disclose this on the label. While the maltodextrin will disqualify them from receiving organic certification, it doesn’t stop them from using the word “natural” on their bottles.

Our Natural News investigation found that some probiotics contain as much as 30% maltodextrin in their formulas. Virtually all maltodextrin available today comes from genetically modified corn.  This means that consumers who think they’re buying a healthy product to support digestion are actually buying products made from corn plants that are engineered to grow insecticide toxins right inside each and every kernel. Processing this into refined maltodextrin does not necessarily remove this toxin, meaning maltodextrin itself may be contaminated with the bt toxin that functions as an insecticide.

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