I found this posted on raw cuisine and I just had to post it here.
From my friend Jane Slater:
‘Did you know that Monsanto own Solgar, and have done for the last 10 years? I knew something really weird was going on with vitamins and mineral supplements given all the terrible crap in them if they can’t poison you with the food then they will do it with supplements. It is is widespread.
For the first time I am beginning to feel really alarmed at the depth of it. Not only are all or 99% supplements I have found in shops in the UK synthetic which god knows what that does to you but there is evidence of some synthetic vitamins causing cancer ie b 12 and ascorbic acid blocking uptake of real vitamin C, but then there are the flowing agents of which there are many are all added such as magnesium stearate which destroys t cells (primary immune function), there is research somewhere if needed, I’m sure small amounts won’t harm but it is in all supplements and if you are doing a lot it is not good.
The two bigger companies whose supplements I know to be natural are Quantum RX and pure synergy ie vita synergy also harmonic innerprizes do some natural supplements, there is one other I can think of too but is not really a company very small supplement I haven’t got it to hand.’
Just because solgar vitamins are sold at your local health food store, don't think they are any different.