Hydrogenated oils are commonly added to vitamins. They also are found in many bakery products and highly processed, nutritionally void foods. Partially hydrogenated (and hydrogenated) oils can damage the body in ways that lead to heart issues, strokes, nervous system problems, difficulties absorbing essential fatty acids, upset blood sugar regulation and more.
Artificial colors have been linked to problems from cancer to hyperactivity in children. Color is added to vitamins to make them more appealing to consumers, yet some artificial colors are derived from toxic coal tar. Coal tar is used for a variety of purposes, including for roofing, outdoor sealants, exterior paints and heating.
Magnesium stearate has no nutritional value. It is a flow agent used to keep manufacturing equipment from gumming up during vitamin production. It is used solely to increase output and cycle times during the manufacturing process. Magnesium stearate contaminates your vitamins and hinders dissolution and absorption.
Titanium Dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide of the element titanium. This mineral is used in vitamins as a pigment. It is used for this same reason in many cosmetics. However, research is now noting that titanium dioxide is a possible carcinogen and could possibly effect immune system function in the body.