Consumer Health Advocacy: Product Analysis

Centrum is produced by Wyeth which is now owned by Pfizer. These corporations profit handsomely from human disease and have no reason to want to create a vitamin which interferes with their disease-dependent monopoly. A quick perusal of the ingredients in this product reveal it contains synthetic vitamins and inorganic minerals which may be doing harm to the human body. 


IngredientsToxicity LevelCumulative KnowledgeArticle Count
Calcium Carbonatepossibly17619
Potassium Chlorideprobably707
Dibasic Calcium Phosphatenot determined
Magnesium Oxidenone905131
Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C)none1304256
Microcrystalline Cellulosepossibly122
dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E)probably8114
Pregelatinized Corn Starchnot determined
Modified Food Starch. Contains < 2% of: Acacianot determined
Ascorbyl Palmitatenone101
Beta-Carotenenone21839
BHTdefinitely7444
Biotinnone6010
Boric Aciddefinitely4423
Calcium Pantothenatenone529
Calcium Stearatepossibly11
Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3)none1742247
Chromium Picolinatenot determined
Citric Acidpossibly11
Corn Starchnot determined
Crospovidonepossibly21
Cupric Sulfatedefinitely5419
Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12)none70293
FD&C Blue No. 2 Aluminum Lakeprobably54
FD&C Red No. 40 Aluminum Lakeprobably42
FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lakedefinitely22
Folic Acidnone55275
Gelatinnot determined
Hydrogenated Palm Oilpossibly00
Hypromellosenot determined
Luteinnot determined
Lycopenenot determined
Manganese Sulfatedefinitely21
Medium-Chain Triglyceridesnone5315
Niacinamidenone18526
Nickelous Sulfatepossibly197
Phytonadione (Vit. K)not determined
Polyethylene Glycolpossibly122
Polyvinyl Alcoholnot determined
Potassium Iodidenone11621
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6)none39248
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)none7713
Silicon Dioxidepossibly44
Sodium Ascorbatenone1304256
Sodium Benzoateprobably20216
Sodium Boratedefinitely4423
Sodium Citratepossibly11
Sodium Metavanadatepossibly1510
Sodium Molybdatedefinitely42
Sodium Selenatenone118
Sorbic Acidpossibly11
Sucrosepossibly185
Talcpossibly133
Thiamine Mononitrate (Vit. B1)none10215
Titanium Dioxideprobably4218
Tocopherolsnot determined
Tribasic Calcium Phosphatenot determined
Vitamin A Acetate (Vit. A)definitely103
Zinc Oxide. May also contain < 2% of: Maltodextrinnot determined
Sodium Aluminosilicatenot determined
Sunflower Oil.not determined

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