We try to do the best for our kids and we have the best intentions. We want them to get the proper nutrition so they can grow up big and strong. So what we do? We trust large corporations to deliver a magical array of nutrients in capsule form. Allow me to burst your bubble – that’s a real expensive and dangerous experiment.
Our Desire and Our Dilemma
As parents our worst-case scenario is we do our child no harm. Best case Discount New York Yankees Jersey , we allow them to thrive and give them the best start to life we can give them. A major part of this is through their health. Unfortunately, we have allowed commercials to educate us and lure us into thinking that corporations have our best interests in mind, and that of our children.
That’s simply not the case.
Profits are really what drives these companies and that too often results in sacrificed quality. So what you end up is with products that are equal to the nutritional value of enriched dust. Not to mention toxic.
Kids Multivitamins – A Modern Day Example
Flintstones, meet the Flintstones, a modern day over rated candy.posed as a kids multivitamin.
Let’s pick on a popular (and colorful – yay!) brand of kids multivitamins, Flintstones. This particular line claims “plus Immunity Support”.
Here’s a look at the ingredients:
Sucrose, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C) Discount Oakland Athletics Jersey , Fructose, Ascorbic Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Gelatin, Flavor(s) Artificial, Vitamin E Acetate Discount Philadelphia Phillies Jersey , Sugar Invert, Niacinamide (Vitamin aB), Corn Starch, Red 40 Aluminum Lake, Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake, Blue 2 Aluminum Lake, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (HCL) Discount Pittsburgh Pirates Jersey , Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid (Vitamin aB), Beta Carotene, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12.
Lets break this out in Categories.
Sugar: Sucrose Discount San Diego Padres Jersey , the first ingredient, is basically table sugar. Fructose is more of the same. Just to mix it up a bit a few ingredients later we have Sugar Invert, another clever name for sugar. Then we get to wrap up the sugar category with corn starch, which high fructose corn syrup is made from which is one of the deadliest ingredients on the planet, in my opinion.
So, sugar makes up almost 20% of the ingredients list, and claiming 2 of the top 3 ingredients.
Colors: Red 40 Aluminum Lake Discount San Francisco Giants Jersey , Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake, and Blue 2 Aluminum Lake make up the middle of the pack. Those are not “natural” colors and note the word “aluminum” in each. Essentially you are consuming toxic ingredients for the sake of the cute colors that make your child want to eat them more. Genius.
Mystery Fillers: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Gelatin, and Flavor(s) Artificial are all ingredients that add nothing to the product, and can potentially be harmful.
Vitamins: Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin E, Vitamin B1 Discount Seattle Mariners Jersey , B2, B12, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and Beta Carotene are all listed. This is hardly a “multi-vitamin” formula, and the forms of each Vitamin (and lack of identification like the type of Vitamin D and B12) are very suspect.
I’m not exactly sure where the “immunity support” comes into play when sugar actually depresses the immune system, as well as artificial colors. Perhaps the un-named Vitamin D is the key. Oy.
My summary of the ingredients?
A whole lot of sugar and colors Discount St. Louis Cardinals Jersey , fillers, and a few cheap vitamins delivered in a highly synthetic format that the body does not recognize which results in them being either held in the body as toxins or dispatched out of the body through elimination systems.
But the box is bright orange, and the pills are bright red, yellow, and blue! Nums!
Where Did We Go Wrong?
We tried to take pieces of nature, bind them together artificially, and make them as sugary and visually appealing as possible so children will take them and the company can turn as much of a profit as possible.
I can’t make it much more simple than that.
Where Do We Go From Here?
If you want to ensure your children get your daily dose of vitamin and minerals Discount Tampa Bay Rays Jersey , choose kids multivitamins that are whole food based that puts many powerful fruits and vegetables together in a way that your body recognizes so to ensure maximum absorption.
As nature intended it.