The known #1 Children’s Vitamin Brand in the US has a lot of ingredients that 99.9% of the parents are not in a possible way going to on purpose give to their children to eat, so why aren’t there a lot more opting for healthier alternatives?
Kids vitamins need to to be healthy, am i right? Well then, what’s going on with the Flintstones Vitamins, that proudly states to be “Pediatricians’ #1 Choice”? Produced by the global pharmaceutical corporation Bayer, this wildly successful brand features a shocking list of unhealthy ingredients, including:
- Cupric Oxide;
- Coal tar artificial coloring agents (FD&C Blue #2, Red #40, Yellow #6);
- Zinc Oxide;
- Ferrous Fumarate;
- Hydrogenated Oil (Soybean);
- GMO Corn starch;
On Bayer Health Science’s Flintstones product page that is been made for healthcare professionals they put into the product description with the following tidbit of information:
“82% of kids aren’t eating all of their veggies*1. Without enough vegetables, kids may not be getting all of the nutrients they need.”
References: *1. Lorson BA, Melgar-Quinonez HR, Taylor CA. Correlates of fruit and vegetable intakes in US children. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109(3):474-478.
The implication? That Flintstones vitamins in some way are filling this nutritional void. But let’s look a little closer at some of these presumably healthy ingredients…