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How often are parents aware of the ingredients contained in the multivitamin that they feed their children? We often believe what we hear without ever questioning what mass marketing and media has to say about a product. In this case they have led thousands of parents to purchase multivitamins because they believe it has significant nutritional value. But do these vitamins truly provide nutritional benefit? If so, at what cost?
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If we look at the Flintstones vitamin, (one of the top multivitamins in the United States) it contains a number of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), aspartame, aluminum, petroleum-derived artificial colours and more. All of these ingredients are not optimal for health and can be very toxic. You can view the entire list of ingredients here.
Lets take a closer look at some of these ingredients.
Aspartame

Aspartame is known to damage the brain at any dose by leaving traces of Methanol in the blood. It makes you wonder why Aspartame has been approved as “safe” and is found in thousands of food products; not to mention children’s vitamins. It’s also linked to Lymphoma and Leukaemia. You can read more about that here and here (sources provided at the bottom). It’s basically a synthetic combination of the amino acids aspartic acid and I-phenylalanine. It’s known to convert into toxic methanol and formaldehyde in the body.  Hopefully this motivates you to further your research. If you are looking for specific studies, you can check out these ones published in the US National Library of Medicine:
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. You can view some studies related to Sorbitol below:
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Anything marketed to children that contains hydrogenated soybean oil is irresponsible. They are semi-synthetic fatty acids that incorporate themselves into our tissues. They’ve been linked to dozens of harmful health effects, from coronary artery disease to cancer and fatty liver disease. You can view a number of links to studies conducted here.
Ferrous Fumarate
This is quite remarkable that Ferrous Fumarate is an ingredient here. There is a clear warning on the Flintstone’s web site concerning this chemical. It’s used as an iron supplement. When consuming iron that comes naturally in food, it’s impossible to inject toxic amounts that can cause death. But when taking Ferrous Fumarate, fatal levels of toxicity can be reached.
Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control centre immediately (1)
Studies have been conducted that show ferrous fumarate doesn’t even affect iron status in children, you can read that study here. Below are links to a few more studies, out of many:
Cupric Oxide
According the European Union’s Dangerous Substance Directive, Cupric Oxide is listed as a hazardous substance. It’s classified as both harmful and dangerous to the environment. It is used as a pigment in ceramics and as a chemical in the production of rayon fabric and dry cell batteries. It is indeed a mineral, but should this really be a nutrient in a children’s vitamin?
Brief Summary of Bayer Pharmaceuticals
Most pharmaceutical companies, like Bayer, the developer of the Flintstones vitamins, do not have the best track record. Bayer is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in 1863.  In 1925, it became part of IG Farben, a German chemical industry conglomerate. This chemical company had board members that were responsible for the creation of the Federal Reserve, like Paul Warburg(2)who sat on the board of the Federal Reserve as well as I.G Farben. It was a corporation well connected with the Rockefeller’s, and the second largest shareholder in Standard Oil. The investment was part of a pattern of reciprocal investments between the U.S. and Germany during the Nazi years(3). It’s well known that IG Farben was closely connected with the Nazi’s. They held the patent for the pesticide Zyklon B, the chemical used in gas chambers. Some of IG Farben’s directors were accused as war criminals, while others continued on with the agenda we see taking form today. We can see a conflict of interest through the companies shareholders when it comes to the creation of pharmaceutical products.
I think it’s time for us to examine what we choose to feed our children. All it takes is a little investigation and stepping into our own awareness of what is going on around us. Many of us live a robotic life style, we are all here doing the same thing. We’ve been programmed to grow up, work and spend most of our hours doing just that. While we participate in a  9-5, eat sleep watch TV, participate in a number of activities for entrainment purposes type of reality, there are those working behind the scenes manipulating the consciousness of the human race. All we have to do is notice, after that we can begin making better choices in our own lives. The world is indeed waking up, something new is desired, the current Earth paradigm is one many people don’t resonate with any more. A lot of us feel that it’s time to move on, grow and explore our infinite potentiality.
Sources (Links to research and studies conducted are listed throughout the article)

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  1. Good article. What, if any,do the leading medical research universities or well known hospitals think of these type of ingredients in children's vitamins? I would be interested to know what they or the Center for Science in the Public Interest has to say on this subject.

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  2. I am 17 weeks pregnant and I cant take pre natal vitamins, bc they mae me sick, so my obgyn has me taking these Flinstones with iron vitamins as a substitute... Is this bad?

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    1. You should try Nutrilite if you would like more information,inbox me on Facebook - Regina Toungate

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    2. Please listen to your doctor. Ask your physician about nutrilite before you make the switch. Never take the advice of some random person on a blog over your doctor. Your doctor has four years of graduate studies plus a post-doctoral residency, whereas you have no idea what the qualifications of the above person are.

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    3. I too could not tolerate prenatals while pregnant until I starting taking a raw vitamin supplement. I use Garden of life Raw prenatals. Could take on an empty stomach and not get nauseous.

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    4. These are the ones I took when I was pregnant the second time. http://www.naturesplus.com/products/productdetail.php?productNumber=3091&criteria=keywordSearchResults&category=
      And this for my first
      http://www.newchapter.com/multi-vitamins/perfect-prenatal

      To my knowledge...both are good.

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    5. In my opinion, the best "prenatal" vitamins out there are Vitalizer from Shaklee. Check them out at http://lacywaight.myshaklee.com/us/en/products.php?sku=20283
      Also check out the Shaklee Difference to see what makes these vitamins so superior. http://lacywaight.myshaklee.com/us/en/whyshaklee.html#/unique

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    6. There is a yearly study where they compare 1500+ supplemnts from Mexico-USA-Canada and every year USANA is the #1 and they have a prenatal vitaminas also, send me an email I can send you the information elizarraraz-usana@live.com

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    7. Gummy Vites have NONE of these toxic ingredients. And YES it WOULD BE bad to take Flinstones w/Iron while pregnant, since the Flinstones are one of main ones containing the harmful ingredients. Anything a woman takes, eats, drinks while pregnant.. is/can/has opportunity to affect the unborn child.

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  3. Maybe you could suggest a multi vitamin for children that is safe?

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    1. We use Nature's Plus GOLD Animal Parade. I have not heard anything negative about them. I grew up taking this same brand of Vit C chewable. These are the only ones that are vegetarian also and are sweetened with xylitol.

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    2. Xylitol also increases problems with gastrointestinal diseases.

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    3. Vemma NEXT is a great solution - www.vemma/next

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    4. All six of my grandchildren take Juice Plus+ Chews. Completely safe, wide variety of fruits and vegetables in delicious chews. No GMOs!! The company, NSA is privately-owned. Our whole family uses Juice Plus+ capsules and/or chews. More info: www.livebeautiful.juiceplus.com

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    5. Hi Pam, Usana is one of the top rated (5/5*) companies in the health and wellness industry. We has a safe multivitamin for children called Usanimals that you can trust. If you're interested in learning about these multivitamins email me at cathy_d88@hotmail.com

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  4. http://yourchoice.myshaklee.com/us/en/products.php?sku=20283

    This is what I would recommend to any woman seeking optimal nutrition; especially those looking for an exceptional pre natal vitamin.

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  5. http://yourchoice.myshaklee.com/us/en/category.php?main_cat=Nutrition&sub_cat=ChildrensHealth

    Excellent children's multivitamin!

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  6. If interested in learning about the vitamins my kiddos take feel free to contact me.. We use Melaleuca Vitamins.. They are awesome.. They even have a great omega 3 that my kids love that is not a pill form.. Feel free to contact me. At ejpooh33@yahoo.com

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  7. I have trouble taking advice from someone who doesn't spell entertainment correctly.

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  8. I have had Gastric Bypass Surgery and September 1 will be 2 years.

    I take 2 flintstones a day as directed by Gastric Doctor. Do you know of anything that would be for GBP that would be healthy.

    kutzzup@gmail.com

    Thanks Donna

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    1. Take the multivitamin by Dr. Mercola. The only ones that don't have harmful ingredients

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    2. I have my four kids on multivitamin call Vemma Next. For information about it go to http://www.vemma.com/next/. Go to dwiggins.vemma.com to order it and they have multivitamins for adults as well.

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  9. Hi everyone. my children were EXTREMELY sick for years. I had them on absolutely everything on the market and nothing helped! I then began taking the Neways Nutritionals. The children's multivitamin (Childrens Orachel)tastes like strawberry and contains absolutely no synthetic ingredients. The other I recommend is Feroxin or Maximol which is pure trace minerals. These products are Pure vitamin only. A brilliant range of products avoiding over 3000 harmful chemicals purchase them from me at www.leanneemery.myneways.com.au please contact me if you need more info.

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  10. Hi I recently found a all natural, no synthetic, plant extracted product called THRIVE. Its recommended that it is for 18+ but I heard 13+ are using it. Its full of nutrients and Vitamins it can only be found online at www.meghanohotto.le-vel.com 30 guarantee too!

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  11. Articles like this are great to help educate us, but they never end with suggestions of what they've found to be safe. Where's the section that says "We've found these vitamins to be safe for kids..."
    These type of articles always give us don'ts, don'ts, don'ts; where are the do's???

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  12. I have my four kids on multivitamin call Vemma Next. For information about it go to http://www.vemma.com/next/. They have multivitamins for adults as well. Both are in liquid form.

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  13. So essentially, the ONLY vitamins that are good for you are ones you have to buy though someone else based on the comments. Either if that be Amway, Vemma, Myneways,Myshaklee,Le-vel. Recruit those distributors, get great product!!

    Listen to the article and do your own research. :)

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    1. BAHAHA! My thoughts exactly!

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    2. I was going to post the same thing ;o)

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  14. If you feed them healthy food and stay away from McDonalds they don't even need a vitamin suppliment. People spend billions on suppliments that they don't even need every year. They are not regulated by the FDA or any other agency, they can put whatever they want on the label and whatever they want in to pill. You can get all the nutrients you need every day just by eating healthy food but that is too hard for people to do so they would rather take a pill with all kinds of chemicals in it.

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  15. Elisabeth DrachenbergSeptember 6, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Actually, it is not possible to get the levels of nutrients we need today from our current food supply. (The Nutrisearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements is a good read.) When you do your research and find this to be true, you will also find that most supplements on the market basically comply to standards similar to that of food. Pizza for example, may claim so many calories, so much trans-fat, cholesterol, etc. per slice, but the slices may be very different in size and content. The fact is that the law does not require labels to be accurate. Companies that produce nutritional supplements to this low level of standards also cannot guarantee purity or bioavailability. Which is why professional athletes are not allowed to use them unless they are NSF approved. I’ve spoken with many athletes who will not touch ANY supplement that does not come with a solid million dollar guarantee that they will not be tested positive for a banned substance by using their products. You will not find anything on the shelf that can offer that. Athletes have a lot on the line, and so do we. What’s not good for an athlete is not good for me or my family.

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  16. https://www.amway.com/healthylivingusa

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  17. Yoli vitamins are all natural and safe.
    www.deniseluckenbill.mybetterbodysystem.com

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