After spending hours comparing ingredients to decide which foods and supplements to buy, I realized I should share my results and built this site. Each page compares brands of foods or supplements and includes my best-guess recommendations for people who want to avoid additives and excipients.

I make pages based on requests, so please leave a comment below if there's something you're curious about. Also, I always welcome comments on each topic page to help me improve them.

This site is meant as a resource to help you make your own decisions: be skeptical that I have any idea what I'm talking about, unless I'm explaining why this is the best video on YouTube.

Cheers,

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Is magnesium stearate a safe supplement additive?

Last updated August 16, 2013

Ray Peat resources

Last updated March 4, 2015

Resources for avoiding toxins

updated recommendations
Last updated April 22, 2016

Foods With the Fewest Additives

Blackstrap molasses

(9 brands, 2 recommendations)
updated recommendations
Last updated June 2, 2016

Corn tortilla chips

(1 brand recommendation)
Last updated June 24, 2015

Cottage cheeses

(15 brands, 4 recommendations)
Last updated October 14, 2015

Cream cheeses

(24 brands, 2 recommendations)
Last updated August 14, 2014

Eggs (pastured)

(dozens of sources)
Last updated November 6, 2014

Heavy creams

(17 brands, 8 recommendations)
Last updated October 30, 2014

Milk

Last updated December 16, 2015

Olive oil

(4 recommendations)
Last updated February 12, 2015

Orange juices

(26 products discussed)
updated recommendations
Last updated May 25, 2016

Oysters (canned)

(35 products, 4 recommendations)
Last updated October 22, 2015

Potato chips

(6 brand recommendations)
Last updated March 4, 2015

Rice

(1 brand suggestion)
Last updated August 20, 2015

Salts (table or cooking)

(1 refined salt and 1 sea salt suggested)
Last updated December 18, 2014

Whipped creams

(14 brands, 3 recommendations)
Last updated December 18, 2013

Xylitol mints

(8 brands, 2 recommendations)
Last updated December 18, 2014

Xylitol powders

(9 brands, 3 recommendations)
Last updated May 22, 2014

Supplements and Medications With the Fewest Additives

Activated charcoal products

(12 brands, 5 recommendations)
Last updated February 16, 2016

Aspirins

(29 brands, 2 recommendations)
Last updated December 18, 2014

Benadryl / diphenhydramine HCl

(33 brands, 5 recommendations)
Last updated June 26, 2014

Betaine HCl supplements

(27 brands, 3 recommendations)
Last updated January 6, 2015

Beyond a Century Powders

(covers 6 types of products previously stocked by Beyond a Century)
Last updated October 2, 2015

Biotin supplements

(47 brands, 4 recommendations)
updated recommendations
Last updated January 17, 2016

Boron supplements

(17 brands, 2 recommendations)
Last updated March 19, 2015

Caffeine products

(23 brands, 2 recommendations)
updated recommendations
Last updated January 21, 2016

Calcium (eggshell)

(absorbability, composition, sources, and a recipe)
updated recommendations
Last updated January 21, 2016

Coenzyme Q10 supplements

(84 brands, 5 recommendations)
Last updated June 2, 2015

Collagen supplements

(40 brands, 5 recommendations)
Last updated December 18, 2014

Copper supplements

(21 brands, 6 recommendations)
Last updated March 13, 2013

D-Chiro-Inositol supplements

(5 brands, 1 recommendation)
Last updated June 3, 2013

DHEA supplements

(42 brands, 5 recommendations)
Last updated December 16, 2015

Desiccated liver supplements

(15 brands, 5 recommendations)
Last updated December 16, 2015

Echinacea supplements

(85 brands, 3 recommendations)
Last updated February 21, 2014

EpiCor® supplements

(6 brands, 2 recommendations)
Last updated January 19, 2013

EstroBan (Vitamin A, D, E, and K supplement)

Last updated April 8, 2014

Folate / folic acid supplements

(39 brands, 1 recommendation)
Last updated September 24, 2015

GABA supplements

(26 brands, 2 recommendations)
Last updated February 11, 2014

Ginkgo biloba supplements

(11 brands, 1 recommendation)
Last updated February 11, 2014

Glycine supplements

(14 brands, 7 recommendations)
Last updated September 11, 2015

Halibut liver oil supplements

(9 brands, 2 recommendations)
Last updated March 20, 2015

Hyaluronic acid supplements

(22 brands, 3 recommendations)
Last updated June 18, 2015

MSM/sulfur supplements

(31 brands, 7 recommendations)
Last updated February 12, 2015

Magnesium supplements

(10 magnesium types)
updated recommendations
Last updated February 25, 2016

Malic acid supplements

(11 brands, 3 recommendations)
Last updated October 2, 2015

Manganese supplements

(17 brands, 4 recommendations)
Last updated March 19, 2015

Melatonin supplements

(78 brands, 2 recommendations)
Last updated January 18, 2014

Methylene blue

(1 brand suggestion)
Last updated March 31, 2016

Milk of magnesia

(26 brands, 4 recommendations)
Last updated June 3, 2015

Multivitamins

(3 recommendations)
Last updated October 9, 2014

Niacinamide supplements

(23 brands, 6 recommendations)
Last updated December 16, 2015

Pregnenolone supplements

(26 brands, 7 recommendations)
Last updated March 18, 2015

Progesterone

(3 brand suggestions)
Last updated December 16, 2015

Proline supplements

(12 brands, 6 recommendations)
Last updated November 18, 2015

Pycnogenol supplements

(16 brands, 1 recommendation)
Last updated February 1, 2013

Retinol (vitamin A) acetate/palmitate liquids

(3 brand recommendations)
updated recommendations
Last updated May 25, 2016

Soda

(4-MEI content)
Last updated March 2, 2015

Taurine supplements

(30 brands, 6 recommendations)
new
Last updated May 21, 2016

Thyroid/NDT products

(1 recommendation)
Last updated April 25, 2016

Tianeptine sellers

(4 sources)
updated recommendations
Last updated March 30, 2016, 2016

Turmeric/curcumin supplements

(56 brands, 5 recommendations)
Last updated January 8, 2015

Tyrosine supplements

(33 brands, 10 recommendations)
Last updated March 19, 2015

Vitamin B1 (thiamin) supplements

(21 brands, 3 recommendations)
Last updated February 12, 2015

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) supplements

(22 brands, 3 recommendations)
Last updated December 15, 2015

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) supplements

(30 brands, 2 recommendations)
Last updated August 21, 2014

Vitamin B6 supplements

(34 brands, 5 recommendations)
Last updated August 21, 2014

Vitamin B12 supplements

(103 brands, 2 recommendations)
updated recommendations
Last updated February 25, 2016

Vitamin C supplements

(277 brands, 3 recommendations)
Last updated April 5, 2015

Vitamin D supplements

(184 brands, 7 recommendations)
Last updated April 30, 2015

Vitamin E supplements

(4 recommendations)
updated recommendations
Last updated May 17, 2016

Vitamin K supplements

(29 brands, 4 recommendations)
updated recommendations
Last updated January 23, 2016

Vitex supplements

(19 brands, 3 recommendations)
Last updated April 30, 2015

Zinc supplements

(68 brands, 4 recommendations)
Last updated October 22, 2015

Other Products

Epsom salt

(15 products)
Last updated March 20, 2015

Household Cleaners

new
Last updated April 28, 2016

Mole removal experiment

(don't click this unless you want to see gross pictures of moles)
new
Last updated January 20, 2016

Red light devices

(4 device suggestions)
updated recommendations
Last updated April 21, 2016

Rice cookers

(1 recommendation)
Last updated June 3, 2015

Soaps

(2 brands)
Last updated December 17, 2015

Suncreens/sunblocks

(3 recommendations)
updated recommendations
Last updated June 2, 2016

Vitamin D (UVB) lamps

(32 products compared)
new
Last updated March 31, 2016, 2016

Water filters

(shower and drinking water filters)
new
Last updated June 1, 2016

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