Bayer’s top selling children’s multivitamin is filled with toxic ingredients like aspartame, GMOs, and chemicals! How can pharmaceutical/chemical companies knowingly manufacture a product that poisons their users?
Thousands of parents spend money on vitamins and nutritional supplements for their kids, hoping that their young ones would receive adequate nutrients that their bodies need for growth and optimum health. However, the reality cannot be any further from the truth, since majority of vitamins and nutritional supplements are filled with toxic ingredients and heavy metals.
According to greenmedinfo.com, Flintstones Vitamins, which proudly claims to be "Pediatricians' number one Choice” for healthy and nutritional supplements has toxic ingredients like artificial sweeteners (aspartame), cupric oxide, aluminum, petroleum-derived artificial coloring (coal tar), soybean hydrogenated oil, Zinc Oxide, Sorbitol, Ferrous Fumarate and GMO corn starch. Here is Flintstones Vitamins nutritional sheet: http://labeling.bayercare.com/omr/online/flintstones-complete.pdf
Aspartame: Before the Republican’s heroic President, Ronald Reagan got into the office, aspartame was banned in America. However, as soon as Reagan took the office, he and Donald Rumsfeld (former Secretary of Defense) assigned Arthur Hayes Hull, Jr., as commissioner of FDA and he immediately approved aspartame without even considering the original documents of FDA showed that heat exposure will make aspartame break down into dangerous carcinogens and shouldn’t be used for cooking or baking. Thanks to both Ronald Reagan and Donald Rumsfeld (former chief executive of Searle Company which was the producer of toxic aspartame) aspartame is considered safe and is used in thousands of consumer products including children’s vitamins.
Aspartame consists of three compounds known as methyl alcohol (wood alcohol), aspartic acid and phenylalanine. Methanol in aspartame is broken down into two toxic substances called formaldehyde and formic acid.
Formaldehyde is a toxic carcinogen that damages neurons and is related to birth defects and DNA replication. Aspartame has been linked to neurological disorder, brain damage, diabetes, weight gain, lymphoma and leukemia. God knows, what on earth a toxic substance like aspartame is doing in our kids’ multivitamin.
Sorbitol: Sorbitol classified as a sugar alcohol is a synthetic sugar substitute that has no place in people’s diet, yet alone in kids’ vitamins. Studies have linked sorbitol to irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal disorders and digestive problems.
Ferrous Fumarate: Ferrous Fumarate is used an iron supplement and studies have linked Ferrous Fumarate to increased clinical disease activity in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, deteriorated plasma antioxidant status in patients with crohn disease and iron toxicity and fatal death in newborns and kids below 6 years old.
Cupric Oxide: Cupric Oxide is listed as hazardous substance by the European Union’s Dangerous Substance Directive and as a chemical is used in ceramics and production of rayon fabric and dry cell batteries. Such toxic chemicals like Cupric Oxide have no place in children’s vitamins.
Hydrogenated soybean oil: Hydrogenated oils are so toxic that recently FDA came out of the closet and banned Trans fat and partially-hydrogenated oils linked to cancer, diabetes and liver disease. http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/FDA-bans-Trans-fat-partially-hydrogenated-oil-conflict-of-interests-Monsanto-FDA.php
GMO corn starch: Thanks to giant biotech, genetically modified corn subsidized by your tax dollars has ended up in thousands of consumer products ranging from Twinkies to infant formulas and nutritional supplements for your kids without a label.
Last year, the giant agribusinesses spent $46 million to kill prop 37 in California and this year in a costly battle they poured another $23 million to kill I-522 in Washington. More and more studies have linked Monsanto’s Bt toxin and Roundup with leukemia, cancer, organ failure and autism, but giant Agribusinesses spend millions of dollars to keep the public in dark about genetically modified foods. Parents should be aware that vitamin C listed in many supplements and multivitamins could very well be from Monsanto’s toxic GMO corn.
Petroleum-derived artificial coloring (coal tar): Artificial coloring and synthetic dyes have been linked to neurological and mental disorders like ADHD.
Zinc oxide: Zinc oxide commonly used as a substance in sunscreens is listed as a “Dangerous substance for the environment” by the EU's Dangerous Substance Directive. Studies have linked zinc oxide to inflammation, depression, DNA damage and apoptosis in laboratory rats.
Bayer AG, a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in 1863 manufactures Flintstone vitamins. Although recently Bayer celebrated its 150th birthday, few people know about the dark history of this company and its numerous crimes ranging from manufacturing poison gas (known as Zyklon B used in the gas chambers of Auschwitz) to lethal pharmaceutical drugs.
The board members of Bayer Company are responsible for creating Federal Reserve and its board members like Paul Warburg also sat on the board of the Federal Reserve. Bayer AG is a company well-connected with the Rockefeller’s and the second largest shareholder in Standard Oil.
Few board members of Bayer were arrested and tried for their crimes against humanity during Nazi’s. However, as we see today, other members of its board continued the same agenda of Bayer’s mass chemical poisoning.
Bayer has a dark history of stealing taxpayer’s money by cheating on governmental programs known as Medicaid and Medicare, infecting thousands of hemophilia patients with HIV- tainted blood plasma and downplaying the side effects of its popular birth control pills known as yaz and Yasmin. Another Bayer’s drug known as Trasylol was on the market for more than 14 years and was banned in 2006 after it contributed to thousands of deaths in many people.
The question is how do we let a company with such dark history continue to poison our kids and our families?
Bayer is among a handful of Pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical companies who knowingly are manufacturing products that poison their consumers. The fact is most people have a very busy life and as a result, many of them are unaware that the top selling multivitamins that they feed their children have toxic substances that should be banned by regulatory agencies. Not only these ingredients have no nutritional value, they have been proven to be very toxic to human’s health, especially children. Bayer is also among few giant agribusinesses that have aggressively spent millions of dollars to defeat GMO labeling movement.
Companies like Bayer have successfully marketed products like Flintstones Vitamins as one of the top multivitamins sold in US, while their multivitamin is contaminated with toxic substances and chemicals known to cause chronic diseases. How do these multivitamins are going to benefit anyone and if they are benefiting Bayer’s shareholders, the question is at what cost?
The insanity is far beyond anyone’s imagination, when meds and multivitamins that our kids are taking have petroleum-based artificial coloring like coal tar that cause ADHD:
The new studies suggest that more than 20% of 11-year old boys have been diagnosed with ADHD and 13.3% of 11-year-old boys in US are taking medications for ADHD. Yet, most children’s multivitamins and medications have toxic substances that actually can cause ADHD.
Why don’t the giant chemical and pharmaceutical companies come out of the closet and admit that they are in the business of selling sickness and their mind altering drugs are creating all kinds of mental disorders like ADHD, social phobia, sleeping disorders and dry eye syndrome.
Thanks to giant Pharma, anxiety is now a clinical illness and more than 12% of teenagers aged 12 or above are taking antidepressants that all have mood altering side effects like suicide thoughts. The genius marketing tactics of the drug industry is that fact that many of these kids can no longer get off psychiatric medications because the withdrawal side effects are sometimes ten times worse than the current side effects of the meds.