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Artificial Colors in Foods - ADHD
by Vaughn Aubuchon

Here is a summary of the most common artificial food colorings used in foods sold in the United States, including those that have been implicated in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.

I observed a child consuming "Nerds Rope" (Nestle, Inc.), which did not look like food, but more like a gaudy necklace. So I saved the wrapper, and I found that they contain "carmine color, Blue No.1, Blue No.1 Lake, Blue No.2, Blue No.2 Lake, Red No.40, Red No.40 Lake, Yellow No.5, Yellow No.5 Lake, Yellow No.6, and Yellow No.6 Lake."

Artificial colors are in everything. Are we really aware of the cumulative effect of all these synthetic agents combined? Will they find out one day that daily doses of these chemicals, when mixed together, is a primary cause of ADHD disorder in children? Strong evidence strongly suggests this now.
Nerd's Rope . . . - 10 artificial colors (Nestle, Inc.)
Jelly Belly Beans - 9 artificial colors
M&M's Peanut . . - 9 artificial colors (Mars, Inc.)
Skittles . . . . . . .- 9 artificial colors (Mars, Inc.)

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artificial colors

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Common Artificial Food Colorings Summary Chart
E #

Chemical Name
DYE NAME /
CHEMICAL FORMULA

Ingredient Name
on Label
(color shade)

Source

Foods Containing

Issues

E102

tartrazine
C16H9N4Na3O9S2

FD&C Yellow No. 5
(yellow shade)

coal tar
AZO

candy, chips, cereals, ice cream, noodles, pickles, soft drinks, yogurt
Jelly Belly
M&M's
Nerd's Rope,
Skittles

asthmatics, allergen, anxiety, depression, itching, migranes, weakness, ADHD

E110

Sunset Yellow FCF
C16H10Na2O7S2N2

FD&C Yellow No. 6
(orange shade)

coal tar
AZO

candy, hot chocolate, jam, soft drinks, sweets, Tylenol, Skittles
Jelly Belly
M&M's
Nerd's Rope,
Skittles

allergen, skin rash, ADHD

E122

Azorubine - Carmoisine
C20H12N2Na2O7S2

Red

coal tar
AZO

jams, jellies, rolls, preserves, yogurts

asthmatics, allergen, aspirin allergy, skin rash, ADHD

E124

Ponceau 4R
C20H14N2Na3O10S3

Food Red 7

coal tar
AZO

BANNED BY FDA!

asthmatics. allergen, aspirin allergy,
ADHD

E127

Erythrosine
C20H6I4Na2O5

FD&C Red No. 3
(pink shade)

coal tar
AZO

candies, cake, cake frosting, popsicles

carcinogen

E129

Allura Red AC
C18H14N2Na2O8S2

FD&C Red No. 40
(red shade)

coal tar
AZO

candy,
Jelly Belly
M&M's,
Nerd's Rope,
Skittles

allergen,
ADHD

E132

Indigotine
C16H10N2O2

FD&C Blue No. 2
(dark blue shade)

was plant,
now synthetic

candy,
Nerds Rope

asthma, skin rashes, ADHD

E133

Brilliant Blue FCF
C37H34N2Na2O9S3

FD&C Blue No. 1
(blue shade)

coal tar

candy, dairy products, drinks, ice cream,
Banned in Europe
Jelly Belly,
M&M's
Nerd's Rope
Skittles

allergen,
ADHD

E143

Fast Green FCF
C37H37N2O10S3+

FD&C Green No. 3
(bluish green shade)

triphenyl methane

jellies, desserts, fish, desserts, mint listerine, peas, sauces, vegetables

Tumorigenic effects, as well as Mutagenic effects

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LAKE NAME

E102

-

Yellow No. 5 Lake

coal tar

Jelly Belly,
M&M's,
Nerd's Rope,
Skittles

-

E110

-

Yellow No. 6 Lake

coal tar

Jelly Belly,
M&M's,
Nerd's Rope,
Skittles

-

E129

-

Red No. 40 Lake

coal tar

Jelly Belly,
M&M's,
Nerd's Rope,
Skittles

-

E132

-

Blue No. 2 Lake

coal tar

Jelly Belly,
M&M's,
Nerd's Rope,
Skittles

-

E133

-

Blue No. 1 Lake

coal tar

Jelly Belly,
M&M's,
Nerd's Rope,
Skittles

-

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150- 740

140

60

150

120


Disclaimer: Most of the material above was summarized from Wikipedia, as referenced above.

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