Why Canola oil?
In addition to our patented manufacturing process, it is important to have a small amount of other food grade lubricants in the mix, much less than a percent of the formulation. We could have chosen other lubricants instead of Canola oil, but they have issues that we did not want in our products. Canola oil is one of the better vegetable oils and the highest level of Omega 3 among them. Below is a list of other lubricants that we choose not to use and why:
- Magnesium Stearate: Is insoluble and encapsulates every granule of the mix such that it takes longer for the body to process and slower for the carbohydrates to be used.
- Polyethylene glycol: Is soluble in water, but is used as a laxative, and the Food and Drug Administration recently announced that they found traces of ethylene glycol (EG) and diethylene glycol (DEG), ingredients in antifreeze in samples of the product and it is currently under investigation.
- Wheat Germ Oil: Is soluble in water, but even though the FDA would allow you to call it Gluten Free, it is made from wheat, and even when processed, small traces of Gluten.
- Mineral Oil: Used as a laxative.