by Isabelle Z., Natural News:
When you’re taking a medication, you might only concern yourself with its active ingredient. After all, it’s what improves your condition. However, a new study shows that the list of inactive ingredients deserves equal weight as some are not quite as inconsequential as their name implies.
Oral pills typically contain anywhere from 8 to 35 inactive ingredients, which are added to enhance the medication’s properties and improve its ability to be absorbed by the body. Some are added to improve appearance or taste, and others are bulking agents. Unfortunately, many of these ingredients can cause other problems, such as allergic reactions, and others can exacerbate food intolerances.