Don’t Choose This: Capella Flavor Drops
Last year the Capella Flavor Drops company contacted us to advertise their product on our websites. Since I am quality control, I work hard to insure we promote/offer only quality products with quality and healthy ingredients. So, I responded to the inquiry with the following letter:
I am product/quality control for Miracle Skinny Drops and Little Choices Matter. I would like more information on your product. From what I understand it has propylene glycol and Triacetin in the drops with is a artificial chemical compound. Before we promote your product, I’d like to know more about these ingredients and if you use sulfuric acid in production.
I never received a reply to this letter, so that sends up a red flag for me.
Here are my findings on the questionable ingredients:
Triacetin and Propylene Glycol are both chemically created compounds. Propylene glycol is generally regarded as “safe” by the FDA-however, I personally do not have a lot of trust in the FDA. You may have noticed that the FDA’s motivations can at times lean toward corporate profit over public health. It’s up to us as individuals to decide what we wish to put into our bodies. You can read more on Propylene Glycol on the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry website. The other questionable ingredient is Triacetin, which is another artificial chemical compound.
Although I used Capella Drops while I protocol a few years ago, today I’m going to categorize Capella Flavor Drops as an unhealthy choice based on my recent findings and lack of response from the company. Some use them and love, but some have reported illnesses from them. So… bottom line is that an individual choice to use them or not based on these (and your) findings.
I always suggest to stay as close to nature and whole foods as possible. Putting any chemical substance in our bodies is not the healthiest choice. Using whole foods such as lemons, strawberries, bananas, apple pie spice, etc., is a better alternative. Another alternative and healthier choice would be these flavored Stevia Drops.
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