#1 Children’s Vitamin in US Contains: Aspartame, GMOs and Hazardous Chemicals

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:

  • Aspartame;
  • Cupric Oxide;
  • Coal tar artificial coloring agents (FD&C Blue #2, Red #40, Yellow #6);
  • Zinc Oxide;
  • Sorbitol;
  • 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…