but are you aware of the sugar added to your child’s diet through those fun and colorful, kid’s vitamin supplements?
The highly delicious, sugar-coated vitamins that you give your child in hopes of providing him with the nutrition he or she needs for their growing bodies may be causing harm in their overall health. Sweetened ingredients that are added to these vitamins are what make them so appealing and put them at greater risk towards obesity, asthma, and other ailments. Let’s take a look at two of the most popular lines of kid’s vitamins and see what you think:
Disney Princess Gummies contain corn syrup, sugar, grape juice concentrate, gelatin, modified corn starch, citric acid, lactic acid, purple berry color concentrate, (maqui berry juice concentrate and sugar), maltodextrin, fractionated coconut oil, beeswax, dicalcium phosphate, natural flavors, black carrot juice color concentrate, silica, annatto color, and mannitol. In 2010, the companies that Disney licenses its logo to in order to create these vitamins (NBTY, Inc., NatureSmart LLC, and Rexall Sundown, Inc.) agreed to pay just over $2 million to the Federal Trade Commission for using false claims that their vitamins promoted healthy brain and eye development in children.
Flintstones Complete Gummies are comprised of glucose syrup, gelatin, water, choline bitartrate, artificial flavors, ascorbic acid, bees wax, carnauba wax, citric acid, d-biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, fd&c blue #1, fd&c red #40, fd&c yellow #6, folic acid, potassium iodide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vegetable oil (coconut or palm), vitamin A acetate, vitamin B12, vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), vitamin E acetate, zinc sulfate. Flintstones Vitamins are manufactured by Bayer AG, a German-based chemical company which also produces high-tech materials for the automotive and construction industries.
The high fructose corn syrup prevalent in most children’s vitamins in varying levels have been proved to be linked to tooth decay, liver damage, obesity, diabetes, and ADHD. As well as the aforementioned, the process that converts “corn” into high fructose “corn syrup” involves the use of toxic chemicals. One of those toxic chemicals (glutaraldehyde) is an embalming fluid which can induce headaches, dizziness, burning eyes, and asthma. Mercury is also used in the HFCS production process. A 2009 study found that half and one third of all products containing HCFS were contaminated with mercury.
Scared of the effects of high fructose corn syrup but don’t know how else to get your child to obtain the necessary nutrients he needs? Try a F.U.N. Water Cap! Completely all-natural with zero chemicals and ZERO high fructose corn syrup, F.U.N. Water Caps are a hydration system full of delicious flavor, 25 vitamins, and minerals to promote optimum health! Go to www.funwatercap.com and sign up to receive a completely free sample of a F.U.N. Water Cap in the mail with absolutely no hassle or charge to you! You and your kids will love the taste, and you will feel so much better knowing that your child is getting the nutrition he deserves!
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“UN” stands for Ultimate Nutrition
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