I got an email back. They provided no answers. I figure it has something to do with how the body processes the artificial flavorings.
Dear Mr. Ramos:
Thank you for contacting General Mills with your inquiry regarding BacO*s. We would like to answer all the questions we receive about our products, but regret we are unable to provide you with the information you requested.
We appreciate your interest.
Jeana (edited out last name)