Children’s Vitamins Full of Harmful Chemicals Compared to Natural Supplements

Children’s Vitamins Full of Harmful Chemicals Compared to Natural Supplements

We often believe what we hear without ever questioning what mass marketing and media has to say about a product, especially when it is said to improve the overall health of children. This faith in mass marketing products has led to thousands of parents purchasing multivitamins because they believe it has significant nutritional value. But do these vitamins truly provide nutritional benefit compared to natural supplements? If so, at what cost?

If we look at the Flintstones vitamin, it contains a number of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), aspartame, aluminum, petroleum-derived artificial colors and more. All of these ingredients can be very toxic.

Taking a closer look at these products we can see some of these very harmful ingredients:


Aspartame is known to damage the brain at any dose by leaving traces of Methanol within the blood. Its curious as to why Aspartame has been approved as “safe” but is found in thousands of food products; including children’s vitamins. It’s also been linked to Lymphoma and Leukaemia. It is a synthetic combination of the amino acids aspartic acid and I-phenylalanine. It converts into a toxic methanol and formaldehyde in the body.


Sorbitol is a synthetic sugar which is classified as a sugar alcohol. High ingestion amounts have been linked to gastrointestinal problems from abdominal pain to more serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Hydrogenated Soybean Oil

Hydrogenated Soybean Oil contain semi-synthetic fatty acids that incorporate themselves into our tissues. They’ve been linked to many harmful health effects, from caner to coronary artery disease and fatty liver disease.

Ferrous Fumarate

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. It is a wise statement to keep this product out of reach of children.

Cupric Oxide

According the European Union’s Dangerous Substance Directive, Cupric Oxide is listed as a hazardous substance and is 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 if it is dangerous to the environment and classified as a hazardous substance why is it in a children’s vitamin?

Keri Sutton - RN, MSN, ANP-C, AGPCNP-BC

Keri is a Nurse Practitioner and founder at Kare Health & Wellness. Keri's pursuit of personal answers to her own health issues landed her in the top of Functional Medicine. As she utilized functional Medicine to get her own health and life back, she made it her life's work to bring this empowering form of healthcare to as many people as she can.

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