Excipients are used for product stability, product consistency and distribution of active ingredients. We understand both Practitioners and patients need transparency around ingredients and excipients. Below is a list of excipients that may be used within the Metagenics range, along with why we use them and what you need to know about them.
Don’t forget, product specific excipient inclusions can be found on the ingredients tab of the product’s webpage. If a particular product doesn’t have its excipient information listed here, it will soon! In the meantime, our friendly Clinical Support team can assist with any questions or queries.
Chlorophyllin contains a combination of water-soluble salts that are closely related to plant-derived chlorophyll. When combined with copper, chlorophyllin-copper complex forms a protective layer within capsules and tablets that protect the capsule contents from light, aiding the preservation of tableted and encapsulated ingredients. No toxic effects have been attributed to chlorophyllin despite more than 50 years of clinical use in humans. Trace levels of copper are generally consumed as part of a typical human diet, and as such, chlorophyllin-copper is safe for human consumption.
Colloidal anhydrous silica is a granular form of silica. Metagenics uses colloidal anhydrous silica throughout capsule and tablet formulations to improve the flow of materials through manufacturing equipment and to prevent the formation of clumps, ensuring uniform distribution of active ingredients. Trace levels of silica are generally consumed as part of a typical human diet, and as such, is safe for human consumption.
Nature identical flavours are used to enhance the flavour profile of liquid and powdered formulations for increased patient compliance. Whilst these are technically synthetic, nature identical flavours resemble the same chemical structure to the equivalent flavour molecule found in nature, with the exception of removal of the residual proteins that contribute to individual sensitivities. Metagenics use both natural flavours and nature identical, in order to provide the most suitable flavour profile for our formulations.