New research from the University of Sydney reveals titanium dioxides negatively impacts gut microbiota. Many diseases like inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer are linked to healthy gut microbiome.
Although you might not ever intentionally consume titanium dioxide it is commonly found in processed foods, vitamins and many dietary supplements. Check the ingredients in your vitamins and supplements to find out whether you’ve been unknowingly consuming titanium dioxide. This just-released research from Australia presents pivotal evidence on the effects of titanium dioxide on our gut microbiota. Co-author of the study Assoc. Professor Macia said, “this study investigated the effect of titanium dioxide … and how it promoted the formations of biofilms.” Biofilms are bacteria that stick together and often impenetrable by antibiotics and many drug therapies. Biofilms have been reported in diseases such as colorectal cancer.
Many vitamin and herb manufacturers use titanium dioxide as a filler or excipient in over the counter dietary supplements. Everything from your melatonin for sleeplessness to your multi-vitamins may contain small amounts of this toxic chemical. The Univ. of Sydney study showed even nanoparticles of titanium dioxide have a harmful effect on our gut bacteria.
One of the founding principals of Pacific Herbs and reason for launching this herbal business was to bring the purest and most potent herbs to consumers. Pacific Herbs products have never contained any unnecessary fillers or excipients, and would never add titanium dioxide under any conditions. Check your bottles of supplements in your kitchen. Find out the truth, hopefully, they don’t contain this nasty chemical. If they do, return them to the place of purchase and use that money to buy pure products that will improve your health not harm it.