Battle: Children's Vitamins

Flintstones Complete Children’s Multivitamin Supplement vs. Yummi Bears Sugar Free Multi-Vitamin & Mineral

Many parents give their children multi-vitamins to improve their health, but a product containing artificial sweeteners, trans fats, artificial colours and flavours can actually do more harm than good.


Savvy Alert:
Artificial flavours
Hydrogenated oil (trans fat)
Aspartame (artificial sweetener)
Artificial colours
Potential GMO ingredients



Evidence shows that aspartate, the main chemical component in aspartame, crosses the blood-brain barrier, damaging neurons. A child’s developing brain is much more sensitive to the effects of aspartate than an adult brain. Aspartame has been linked to neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.

Savvy Pick

Kids’ supplements have to taste good—which is why we recommend Yummi Bears Sugar Free Vitamin & Mineral supplements. They are naturally sweetened with lo han fruit and made with natural flavours and colours. Yummi Bears shows us that artificial and dangerous ingredients can be avoided in children’s vitamins—and still taste great!



Andrea Donsky & Lisa Tsakos are two of the creators of and the co-authors of the free e-book Label Lessons: Unjunk Your Kid’s Lunchbox. To read the e-book, visit

Categories: Healthy Alternatives