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Posted on 08-26-2013
I've borrowed a copy of this article as it has a great list of dangerous ingredients found in many foods, these are ingredients you will want to look for on the label of all packaged products so you don't end up serving poison.
"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?
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 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:
Consumption of artificial sweetener and risk of lymphoma and leukaemia
Effect of chronic exposure to aspartame
Long-term consumption of aspartame and brain antioxidant defense status
Aspartame-induces impairment of spatial cognition and insulin sensitivity
Synergistic interactions between food additives in a developmental
Multipotential carcinogenic effects of aspartame
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:
Sorbitol intolerance in adults
Sorbitol intolerance: an unappreciated cause of functional gastrointestinal
Sorbitol used as an osmotic cathartic has caused severe hypernatremia
(elevation of sodium in the blood) in children
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.
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
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:
Ferrous fumarate increases clinical disease activity in inflammatory bowel
Ferrous fumarate deteriorated plasma antioxidant status in patients with Crohn
Ferrous fumarate has been demonstrated to be toxic to newborn foals
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
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