Centrum and Flintstones Contain harmful additives!

Centrum and Flintstones Contain harmful additives!

Even the most informed consumers tricked shoppers—until now. Learn the most common additives to look out for, and you’ll never have to second-guess your supplement labels again.

Ref: https://www.supplementcharts.com/blacklisted/


Supplement companies that use dangerous ingredients such as Gummies, Centrum and Flintstones, etc.


Here's a few examples from CENTRUM products / fact sheets below;

CENTRUM Kids Label Contains Harmful  Ingredients

Sucrose,  Pregelatinized Corn Starch,  Maltodextrin, dl- Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E). Contains < 2% of: Aspartame, BHT (to preserve freshness), Blue 2 Lake, Carrageenan, Folic Acid, Modified Corn Starch, Artificial Flavors, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B 6 ), Red 40 Lake, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Molybdate, Vitamin A Acetate, Yellow 6 Lake.


Centrum Silver Label Women Multivitamin/Multimineral Harmful Ingredients

dl-Alpha, Modified Corn Starch, Blue 2 Lake, Calcium Pantothenate, Corn Starch, Ferrous Fumarate, Folic Acid, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Polydextrose, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B 6 ), Red 40 Lake, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Metavanadate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Vitamin A Acetate.

http://labeling.pfizer.com/ShowLabeling.aspx?id=3769 Centrum

Silver Men Label Multivitamin/Multimineral Harmful Supplement

Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, dl-Alpha. Modified Corn Starch, Maltodextrin, Corn Starch, Crospovidone, Blue 2 Lake, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B 6 ), Red 40 Lake, Sodium Metavanadate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Talc, Vitamin A Acetate, Yellow 6 Lake.

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

The New York Attorney General conducted an investigation on supplements sold at major national retailers — GNC, Target, Walgreen, CVS, Wal-Mart and found that 4 out 5 supplements tested didn't contain the DNA from plant species listed on labels!

A.G. Schneiderman Asks Major Retailers To Halt Sales Of Certain Herbal Supplements As DNA Tests Fail To Detect Plant Materials Listed On Majority Of Products Tested!

Cease And Desist Letters Sent To GNC, Target,CVS, Walgreen And Walmart As Most Store Brand Supplements Were Found To Contain Contaminants Not Identified On Ingredient Labels. Just 21% Of Supplement Tests Identified DNA From Plant Species Listed on Labels but 79% were not able to identify the ingredients inside the bottles! 




"Most popular supplements are actually a cocktail of synthetic chemicals"

Dr. Ted Continues

Many popular adult and kid supplements sold at big block retailers like Centrum, Flintstones, Gummy bears and Nature Made, etc. (including your MD prescription vitamins) are no more than a chemical cocktail full of Artificial Colors, Flavors and Sweeteners...It also contains harmful fillers/excipients like TALC, Aspartame and Corn syrup which can cause brain tumors, brain cancer, seizures, headaches, and so on... These supplements also contain hydrogenated palm oil, GMO cornstarch, petroleum-derived vitamins from coal tar, and other pure chemicals that are very harmful for human consumptions.

What about bodybuilding, performance and weight loss supplements?


Tags: dietary supplements, criminal indictments, Department of Justice According to the DOJ, USP Labs in Texas imported bulk isolated chemical ingredients from China and then mislabeled them as plant-based ingredients. They also engaged in deceptive marketing and even the chemical adulteration of their product, says the DOJ, causing liver damage in numerous customers and putting hundreds of thousands of people at risk. In a widely publicized announcement today, the DOJ, FDA, FTC, and DoD all urged consumers to beware of what they call “high-risk supplements” which are:

  • Weight loss dietary supplements made with chemical stimulants and marketed with outrageous claims of magical weight loss.
  • Bodybuilding supplements made with chemical ingredients that promise unreal muscle gains but actually contain potentially hazardous chemicals.
  • Performance-enhancing supplements that may contain banned substances (doping)which may also pose a risk to consumers. Criminal indictments were handed down today against at least four executives of the USP Labs company in Texas, plus at least 20 warning letters have been sent out to other companies for engaging in what the federal government described as misleading, even “criminal” behavior
Avoid Dangerous Additives Hiding in Your Supplements Like
Below;BHT: Butylated hydroxyanisole has been shown to be toxic to the liver, thyroid, kidney, lungs, and affecting blood coagulation.(2) BHT can act as a tumor promoter.(3)

Hydrogenated Palm OilHydrogenating any oil turns the oil rancid and makes it into a strong free radical. Free radicals promote cancer and heart disease.

Talc: Has been shown to cause cancer. (5,6,7)

Sodium Aluminosilicate:  Used as a food additive for its anti-caking effect.

Top Pharma-Brand of Children’s Vitamins Contains Aspartame, GMOs, & Other Hazardous Chemicals


On Bayer Health Science’s Flintstones product page designed for healthcare professionals they lead into the product description with the following tidbit of information:
  • 82% of kids aren’t eating all of their veggies1. Without enough vegetables, kids may not be getting all of the nutrients they need.
REF: 1. Lorson BA, Melgar-Quinonez HR, Taylor CA. Correlates of fruit and vegetable intakes in US children. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109(3):474-478.
The implication? That Flintstones vitamin somehow fills this nutritional void. But let’s look a little closer at some of these presumably healthy ingredients….


    Aspartame is a synthetic combination of the amino acids aspartic acid and l-phenylalanine, and is known to convert into highly toxic methanol and formaldehyde in the body.  Aspartame has been linked to over 40 adverse health effects in the biomedical literature, and has been shown to exhibit both neurotoxicity and carcinogenicity [1]  What business does a chemical like this have done in a children’s vitamin, especially when non-toxic, non-synthetic non-nutritive sweeteners like stevia already exist?


    Next, let’s look closer at Cupric Oxide, 2mg of which is included in each serving of Flinstone’s Complete chewable vitamins as a presumably  ‘nutritional’ source of ‘copper,’ supplying “100% of the Daily Value  (Ages 4+), according to Flintstones Vitamins Web site’s Nutritional Info.[2]

    But what is Cupric Oxide? A nutrient or a chemical?

    According to the European Union’s Dangerous Substance Directive, one of the main EU laws concerning chemical safety, Cupric Oxide is listed as a Hazardous substance, classified as both  “Harmful (XN)” and “Dangerous for the environment” (N).  Consider that it has industrial applications as a pigment in ceramics, and as a chemical in the production of rayon fabric and dry cell batteries. In may be technically correct to call it a mineral, but should it be listed as a nutrient in a children’s vitamin? We think not.


    A well-known side effect of using synthetic dyes is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. For direct access to study abstracts on this topic view our Food Coloring research page.  There is also an indication that the neurotoxicity of artificial food coloring agents increases when combined with aspartame,[3] making the combination of ingredients in Flintstones even more concerning.


    Each serving of Flintstones Complete Chewable vitamins contains 12 mg of zinc oxide, which the manufacturer claims delivers 75% of the Daily Value to children 2  & 3 years of age.  Widely used as a sun protection factor (SPF) in sunscreens, The EU’s Dangerous Substance Directive classifies it as an environmental Hazard, “Dangerous for the environment (N).”  How it can be dangerous to the environment, but not for humans ingesting it, escapes me.  One thing is for sure if one is to ingest supplemental zinc, or market it for use by children, it makes much more sense using a form that is organically bound (i.e. ‘chelated’) to an amino acid like glycine, as it will be more bioavailable and less toxic.

    More Dangerous (and Common) Vitamin Fillers You Must Avoid!

    • Dangerous Filler #1: Hydrogenated Oils
    Partially hydrogenated (and hydrogenated) oils damage the body in numerous ways. They encourage heart problems, strokes, nervous system problems, block the absorption of essential fatty acids, upset blood sugar regulation and more.
    • Dangerous Filler #2: Artificial Colors
    Some of these artificial colors are derived from toxic coal tar. Coal tar is used for a variety of purposes some of which are roofing, outdoor sealants, exterior paints, heating…the list goes on but nothing on the list would indicate in any way that you should consume Coal tar.
    Dangerous Filler #4: Titanium Dioxide
    However, the research is now showing that exposure to this metal (along with other metals) can lead to problems with the immune function in the body.
    If you’re taking a vitamin to improve your health why would you even consider taking one with such a filler as this (or any of the others?) Clearly this is an unnecessary, unhealthy filler ingredient used by the huge vitamin producers in order to sell more of these low-quality vitamins.  

    Bon Appétit😡

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