Top Pharma-Brand of Children's Vitamins Contains Aspartame, GMOs, & Other Hazardous Chemicals

The #1 Children's Vitamin Brand in the US contains ingredients that most parents would never intentionally expose their children to, so why aren't more opting for healthier alternatives? 

Kids vitamins are supposed to be healthy, right? Well then, what's going on with Flintstones Vitamins, which proudly claims to be "Pediatricians' #1 Choice"? Produced by the global pharmaceutical corporation Bayer, this wildly successful brand features a shocking list of unhealthy ingredients, including:

Aspartame: is known to convert into highly toxic methanol and formaldehyde in the body and has been linked to over 40 adverse health effects in the biomedical literature.

Cupric Oxide: Cupric Oxide is listed as a Hazardous substance, classified as both  "Harmful" and "Dangerous for the environment"  It is used industrial applications as a pigment in ceramics, and as a chemical in the production of rayon fabric and dry cell batteries.

Coal tar artificial coloring agents (FD&C Blue #2, Red #40, Yellow #6)

A well-known side effect of using synthetic dyes is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. There is also indication that the neurotoxicity of artificial food coloring agents increase when combined with aspartame, making the combination of ingredients in Flintstones even more concerning.

Zinc Oxide: Widely used as a sun protection factor (SPF) in sunscreens, The EU's Dangerous Substance Directive classifies it as an environmental Hazard, "Dangerous for the environment"  How it can be dangerous to the environment, but not for humans ingesting it?

Sorbitol: Sorbitol is a synthetic sugar substitute which is classified as a sugar alcohol. The ingestion of higher amounts have been linked to gastrointestinal disturbances from abdominal pain to more serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Ferrous Fumarate: Ferrous fumarate is so toxic that accidental overdose of products containing this form is "a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6."

Hydrogenated Oil (Soybean) These semi-synthetic fatty acids incorporate into our tissues and have been linked to over a dozen adverse health effects, from coronary artery disease to cancer, violent behavior to fatty liver disease.

GMO Corn starch: GMO corn starch is GMO, plain and simple. We'd appreciate it if Bayer would label their "vitamins" accordingly.  

These ingredients are so toxic that on the label the manufacturer warns:

WARNING:  Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

In summary, Bayer's Flintstone's vitamin brand is far from a natural product, and the consumer should be aware of the unintended, adverse health effects that may occur as a result of using it. 

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