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Magnesium Stearate & other stearates affect aborsbtion?

The following statements in quotes I got from another website about supplements. The statements claim that the use of lubricants in tablets slow down absorbtion and affect the utilization of supplements in the body. If true why would their use be almost universal in tablets and is there any way around this problem?

"Decreased Absorption: In a key study published in the journal Pharmaceutical Technology, the percent dissolution for capsules after 20 minutes in solution went from 90% without stearates to 25% with stearates. These substances clearly adversely effect the dissolution and absorption of nutrients."