To be more specific, here is the exact question that triggered my answer.
“I’m a health care practitioner and was referred to your site. I’m interested in finding out the exact ingredients in your formulation, including the flow agents, excipients, etc., used to allow for machine encapsulation, as well as the composition of your capsule itself.
My clients are mostly educated individuals who, like me, are interested in only whole food products with no harmful fillers such as maltodextrin, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and so on.”
The short answer – Since we are not naming a specific product in this book, let me say that I always recommend the use of vegetable capsules.
There are many manufacturers and providers of veggie capsules. You want those where the manufacturer strives to use only as close to 100% vegetable derived sources as possible. Minimally you should expect the capsule to be HPMC (Hidroxy, Propyl, Methyl, Cellulose) standard, and free of starch, sugar, corn, syrup, wheat, diary, and other potential irritants and preservatives. Some are also Kosher and Halal certified.
Another option is to open the capsule and eat the powder.
The long answer – What prompts me to write this longer answer is the above question along with a suggestion I recently received from Gary, a user of BAC. Gary suggested that in order to avoid pollutants in the water, only distilled water should be used in our diet.
These two topics made me think about our futile attempts at striving for perfection. For example, with veggie caps, unless YOU are the manufacturer you can never be 100% sure that it is 100% vegan, Kosher, etc. Even with distilled water (if that is your choice of filtration) you are at the mercy of the provider or of the equipment used for distilling.
Striving for perfection is an endless pursuit. One would have to analyze and filter each ounce of food and beverage that one consumes. Each breath that you take, besides some oxygen, contains thousands of microscopic particles, trace elements and parasites. Take into consideration that our body may derive as much as 80% of its subtle atomic energy along with oxygen from the air that we breath.
So as a consumer what are you to do?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. I suggest that rather then striving for perfection, you get busy increasing your vital energy and healing force. When the body is in a state of balance, homeostasis and energetic coherence, it is highly capable of dealing with the small stuff. Once you have shopped for the best veggie capsule possible, then the small stuff may be some small irritant remaining in the capsule. This small irritant may make up barely 1/1000 of the total content of the powder and capsule. Just like each breath you take contains irritants, so does every food or beverage you eat.
Are you going to miss out on BAC for the sake of perfection? The BAC powder contained in the capsule will contribute to regaining your healing forces significantly more than the small irritant in the capsule will deprive you of them.
As with the short answer, the option to open the capsule and just eat the powder remains.