Do you know what’s in your supplements? 🤔
Too many of the pills that are popuilar in the UK have hidden, unnecessary and sometimes harmful ingredients in them.
We’re talking fillers, binders, fragrances, caking agents, sweeteners, disintegrants, emulsifiers, coatings, and lubricants.
You’d be surprised (read: horrified) to know how much gunk can be fit into a tiny pill.
The reason behind including these additives include: ease of swallowing, lowering costs, easing manufacturing and improving taste.
ZAAG contains absolutely none of these – and never will. Every single ingredient in ZAAG is vital. Our priority is on performance above all else.
Here’s a quick rundown of red flags to look out for:
❌ Magnesium Stearate: Probably the most common thing you’ll find in pills. It’s used to prevent sticking in the manufacturing process. It’s been known for the body to respond to Stearate as if it were a toxin, which can affect absorption rates (Zarmpi, 2017) – not ideal! In concentrated forms, it's classed as a hazardous substance and… you’ll find it in paint.
❌ Silicon Dioxide: This one’s a filler and anti caking agent used to avoid clumping. As most production lines have a limited number of moulds to press the pills in, companies sometimes use fillers in order to ensure their product is the correct size for packaging. In 2018, the European Food Safety Authority suggested stricter guidelines should be placed on the additive until further research could be performed.
❌ Sodium Benzoate: A synthetic preservative that, when in contact with vitamin C (aka ascorbic acid) reacts and turns into benzene, a known carcinogen. Why do they use it? It’s cheap and lengthens shelf-life.
Let’s leave it there. We could wax on about additives like Crospovidone, Aspartame, Parabens and Corn Maltodextrin, but we’ll spare you.
Just know that when you take ZAAG, you’re only getting the highest quality ingredients, in their most bioavailable form, without any of the needless junk ✅