Stop Giving Your Kids Flintstone Vitamins!
It is truly scary that Flintstone Vitamins claim to be “Pediatricians #1 Choice. Why? Because this vitamin, created by Bayer, doesn’t just contain one harmful ingredient but actually more like 9. See for yourself.
Aspartame is linked to 40 different adverse effects due to the fact that it converts into highly toxic methanol and formaldehyde in the body. It is a neurotoxin and carcinogen.
Cupric Oxide is included as a source of copper. According to the European Union's Dangerous Substance Safety Directive, it is a hazardous substance, classified as both "Harmful and Dangerous for the environment. Oh, it used in the production of dry cell batteries and rayon fabric. Sound healthy?
Coal Tar Artificial coloring is linked to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and neurotoxicity especially when combined with aspartame.
Zinc Oxide which many of us know as a sunscreen product, is deemed an environmental hazard. So, is it safe for consumption? Why not use a zinc glycine, which would be more bioavailable and less toxic?
Sorbitol is a synthetic sugar substitute classified as a sugar alcohol. There are debates about its safety in an adult let alone a child’s diet.
Ferrous Fumarate is an industrial mineral not a natural food. It is so toxic that accidental overdose of products containing it is "a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6."That’s why it says on the bottle that in case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate is a petrochemically derived analogue of vitamin E, consisting of 8 different chemical molecules, all of which have questionable bioactivity and safety. it appears to adversely affecting immune function, gene expression, and neurological health in the very young.
Hydrogenated Soybean oil consists of semi-synthetic fatty acids and when incorporated into our tissues, have been linked to over a dozen adverse health effects, from coronary artery disease to cancer, violent behavior and fatty liver disease.
GMO Corn Starch is found in very small amounts in this vitamin, but why put a GMO in a supposedly health-promoting product? Of course, Bayer might see it differently since their ag-biotech dept gave over a quarter million dollars to defeat GMO labeling.
Ok – are you getting the point? What to do? First, do your best to up your children’s intake of organic, local foods and if necessary, use a whole food concentrates and supplements. That’s what I take and if my kids were little – that is what I would give them. If you want a good recommendation, reach out to me.