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BHT sold by 'Wholesale Nutrition ' is CRAP. It lists: cellulose [ some cheap filler ] magnesium steorote, and silicon dioxide as " other ingredients".
Do not buy or use this product. It is a mixture and NOT pure BHT. I opened a capsule to taste it. It tastes like BHT but is powdery as opposed to crystals. This is NOT pure BHT and contains other compounds and says so on it`s bottle. As far as I know cellulose is some cheap filler.
Stick with the pure BHT products sold by VRP and LifeLinks and maybe some others. I bought this by way of AMAZON. What a disappointment….Oscar
I asked about cellulose one time and as I recall, it is what is used to make vegetarian gelatin capsules (as in taking powdered herbs, etc in capsule form). The alternative form would be traditional natural bovine gelatin which is made from boiled animal bones, which are much healthier. I'm not totally 100% positive I remember that correctly but I did ask a pharmacist and that's what I remember and understood since I learned about the process in a nutritional course. Many times I open the vegetarian capsules which have more of a harder plastic like feeling than bovine and stir the contents into juice. Sad to see the older healthier methods outdated in favor of a cheaper to made product.
I like the idea of powdered BHT for maximizing its absorption in the absence of fat. Cellulose is a filler, as Oscar writes, but it is also an anti-caking agent, which would keep the BHT from gluing itself back together. This happens naturally when BHT is warmed up too far. Even a UPS truck sitting in the summer sun can get hot enough to fuse BHT, powder or granules. But BHT also gets compressed in capsule-filling machines, which use mechanical screws to pack the powders into capsules. This will partially fuse BHT, unless you use an anti-caking agent. Cellulose is a fiber which only a few people contaminated with termite microbes can digest. So most people do not have a problem with it. Veggie-caps are made from methyl-cellulose, which is slightly different. There is one situation where powdered BHT is not the best choice: viral diseases of the gut, particularly the colon. One person with intestinal CMV was cured by coarse BHT made by pouring molten BHT into cracked ice. She was able to see undissolved BHT nuggets in the toilet, which was the goal: to have BHT present all the way down the GI tract. Her doctors had tried the gamut of antiviral drugs and had given up, stating that she should get her affairs in order. But three days on coarse-granular BHT had her chronic diarrhea resolving completely. Frankly, I was surprised by how well it worked.
On other site, exactly that BHT from wholesail nutrition was recomended to buy. So now I am confused, which of the BHT should I buy? I prefer pure one. Or crystals are more powerfull? Thanks
Hello and thank you for this post. Do you know the process of how to make BHT molten and then pour it into ice? I have a family member that has chronic viral infection of the gut and I think this method would help. Just unsure of how to get the BHT molten and then how to use it with ice. If possible, please clarify the procedure or technique. Much appreciated!
Put BHT crystals in a double boiler and heat until it liquifies. Then pour it into cracked ice. That's what I did. I've also done it with a microwave oven, but you have to be careful not to use too much power.
You could also pour the molten BHT onto a flat surface and then break it up after it has solidified in a layer. Some people have poured molten BHT into gelatin or methylcellulose capsules to avoid tasting it.
I think you could pour molten BHT into refrigerator-cold water and have it solidify rather quickly. The slower you pour it, the thinner the stream. And the lower the temperature of the molten BHT, the faster it will solidify.
BHT melts at 158F (70C), which is well below the boiling temperature of water. So the double-boiler works great.
The purest BHT is food grade bulk BHT, which several online vendors sell. No binders, fillers or excipients at all. However, food-grade BHT can have a half-percent impurity, which when taking gram quantities amounts to milligrams of non-BHT compounds. There is a relatively simple way to make these trace impurities less absorbable: add activated charcoal to your BHT. It makes the BHT taste like charcoal briquettes, so you might want to crush it up and put it into gelatin capsules. Use food-grade or pharmaceutical charcoal. The charcoal has a high surface area which will equally attract the impurities AND the BHT. But since BHT is plentiful and the impurities not, the impurities are more likely to be bound to the charcoal. It's a bit messy, but nothing that you cannot do in your kitchen.