Are Flintstones vitamins really 'chock-full' of genetically modified organisms, aspartame and other dangerous ingredients?
UNCONFIRMED: There's only one source, and no response from the company
According to Natural News, Flintstones, the popular multivitamin made for kids, are "loaded with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), aspartame, aluminum, petroleum-derived artificial colors, and all sorts of other toxic additives that are literally poisonous to humans, and especially to children."
Those are some pretty serious charges. MSN News has reached out to Bayer Group, Flintstones' parent company, but has not heard back.
There is, of course, some reason to be skeptical of the claim that popular children's multivitamins made by an enormous multinational company are poisonous to kids. Enormous multinationals tend to lose money when their products kill customers. And there are probably millions of kids ("Ten million strong, and growing") who grew up eating Flintstones vitamins and are alive today with no discernible side effects.
There's a list of the vitamins and minerals that are found in the kids' vitamins, including Vitamins C, D and E. And a website for the Flintstones vitamins even boasts that it's the No. 1 pediatrician-recommended brand.
But that did not stop Natural News from suggesting parents seek more natural alternatives. Or from suggesting that these "mainstream vitamins" are "laboratory concoctions" that may poison children.
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