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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Flintstone’s Children’s Vitamins, Owned By Biotech Giant Bayer, Are Full Of Questionable Ingredients, Including GMOs, Aspartame, Hydrogenated Oils
Parents who give their children vitamins normally do so out of concern for their health, which is why a closer look at the ingredients found in one of the most popular vitamins for children in the country is so shocking.
Dubbed “Pediatricians’ #1 Choice,” Bayer’s Flintstones Vitamins are one of the most successful brands on the market. Unfortunately, well-meaning parents who give these vitamins to their children are exposing them to a host of questionable ingredients. Here is a closer look at some of the dangerous things you’ll find in these vitamins.
Each serving of the chewable variety of Flintstone’s Complete contains 2 milligrams of cupric oxide as a source of copper. However, the European Union’s Dangerous Substance Directive has classified cupric oxide as harmful and dangerous for the environment. It is used as a chemical for producing dry cell batteries and rayon fabric – hardly the sort of thing you want your children to eat on a daily basis!
Most children can’t swallow pills, so these vitamins are sweetened with aspartame to make them more palatable to young taste buds. Unfortunately, this synthetic mix of l-phenylalanine and aspartic acid turns into toxic formaldehyde and methanol in the body. Aspartame has been connected to dozens of negative health effects in studies, with carcinogenicity and neurotoxicity among the top concerns. (MORE)