Are you giving your child a multivitamin? Most parents give their children a multivitamin because it sounds like a good thing. It is easier to believe in the power of the nutrition value that is shown in mass marketing. This goes to show you shouldn’t always believe what you hear. It is another case of not being fully educated on label reading and researching the ingredients in what you are purchasing.
Looking 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 colors and more. Each of these ingredients are bad for health and can be very toxic. So today I want to give you a bit more information about these GMOs in your children’s vitamins so that you are educated and aware next time you think about giving them to your kids.
Aspartame is known to damage the brain at any dose by leaving traces of Methanol in the blood. It’s also linked to Lymphoma and Leukemia.
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.
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil should never be in a product that is given to kids.
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil is a semi-synthetic fatty acid that incorporates itself into our tissues. Hydrogenated Soybean Oil has been linked to dozens of harmful health effects, from coronary artery disease to cancer and fatty liver disease.
I have written about this multiple times, but I cannot stress how extremely important it is to know how to read labels and understand ingredients in the things you are putting in your body. If you didn’t know about the ingredients above, you could unintentionally be giving these ingredients to your children! I don’t know anyone who feels comfortable feeding something linked to cancer and heart disease to their children! Educate yourselves before making a purchase. Even a purchase as small as a multivitamin can have serious effects on children!