Natural vitamins are very useful and are amazing for your body. On the other hand, some pharmacy manufactured vitamins can be very harmful for you. That’s why you should stay away from such vitamins.
Multivitamins account for over 40% of all supplemental purchases. A total of about $5.7 Million out of the nearly $37 billion in supplement sales in 2014. The number one vitamin producer is known as Centrum. They are also the number one selling vitamins in the country. Pfizer, which is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies on Earth, owns this brand. They are actually the largest Pharma company, which mainly deals in manufactured chemicals. The largest natural producer deals mainly in chemicals as well. How wonderful, right?
This Pharmaceutical company, has been involved in many different cases of fraud and legal battles. It has also been threatened to be sued over false claims about the vitamins in 2012. The threat was from the group “Center for Science in the Public Interest“. The company settled, and was also forced to pull claims about breast and colon health, but still clung to another controversial language on its bottles about various health-promoting benefits.
Centrum vitamins are those that contain harsh chemicals and ingredients. Some other chemicals that are used in making line tin, coal, and propel jets are also included in these vitamins. Some other things which were also found in the ingredients of Centrum vitamins are at least three preservatives and several color additives, along with various chemicals and additives that are toxic to your health and even carcinogenic.
Centrum vitamins also contain ingredients such as GMO corn starch, which is a genetically modified version of corn. It can cause some damages to your heart, kidneys, and sometimes it can be fatal. While there are a lot of other harsh ingredients in the vitamins, you should simply refrain from trying them out. They are essentially toxic. Vitamins are amazing for our body, but be sure of getting them in a natural way and from a natural source. Do not let the corruption of Pfizer scare you away from vitamins.
You maybe think that it could not get any worse, but you are probably wrong. Another more shocking thing is that Centrum vitamins for children contain some even worse chemicals. They contain Aspartame, which is an artificial sweetener that is commonly used in diet soft drinks.
This caused a whole epidemic in itself because aspartame is a well-known carcinogen. Because of the discovery of this fact, it has been removed from a lot of different foods and drinks, but not the children’s vitamins. Once digested and can lead to as many as 40 adverse side effects, including cancer, lupus, ADD, birth defects, multiple sclerosis and more.
Here are some other toxic ingredients, which are found in the Centrum vitamins:
1. Food dye blue 2
The color can be changed, but the side effects cannot. Food dyes and color additives are one of the most toxic ingredients found in the processed foods nowadays, especially those for children. This dye, which is banned in Norway, has a large link to brain tumors aside from the typical menu of learning disorder and general malaise.
2. Cupric oxide
This is a copper mineral and it is listed as a hazardous material in Europe. Do you need any other reason for avoiding it? It is also considered as dangerous for the environment and it is the reason why we have to go to such great lengths to dispose of batteries. Even worst, some of the side effects to start are kidney disease and childhood cirrhosis.
3. Zinc oxide
This one is also classified as harmful and hazardous in Europe, and it is what makes the SPF in sunscreens, so that’s why most sunscreens are toxic. Zinc oxide can also cause constipation, diarrhea, upset stomach and more.
4. Hydrogenated oil
Although they are typically safe in their natural state, they can quickly turn toxic when they get processed under extreme heat atmospheres of pressure and injections of metals. When ingesting these oils, they clog the arteries, causing massive heart and arterial issues, as well as producing cholesterol to bandage artery walls that have been impacted. As a result of the vascular problems, the brain can be often affected, and the side effects from it can lead to Alzheimer’s and ADHD. In some cases, only a few minutes after ingesting are needed to start impacting your system.
5. Food dye yellow 6
This is a toxic food dye, which is a carcinogen and can often lead to allergies, tumors on the kidneys and testes, as well as to some chromosomal damage. It can also lead to hyperactivity, restlessness, and even ADHD. What can also not be dismissed is the increase in processed snack and fast foods in correlation to the rising number of children on behavioral medications.
6. Titanium dioxide
This one is a naturally occurring mineral which has recently been found to possibly be carcinogenic in humans. It is used in a lot of products, in order to increase the whiteness, like paints, ink, paper, and even cosmetics and toothpaste. It has been previously listed by the FDA as a safe pigment when 99 percent pure. However, on some recent studies on rats, exposure to the dust fragments of titanium dioxide caused lung cancer.
7. Polyethylene glycol
This is a compound which is often used in in the manufacturing of coal-burning plants, rocket fuel as well as over-the-counter laxatives. It is an additive which can cause hives and other allergic reactions, kidney damage and esophageal bleeding, or tears.Polyethylene glycol has also been linked to autism. One of the other side effects, which is sometimes more common in children, is called encopresis, which is a continuous leakage of semi-formed feces.