I read two excellent articles about misinformation that is being spread about the “dangers” of natural supplements. Let’s be honest – anything can be “dangerous” if misused. But to focus on supplements when every other commercial on TV pushes a new drug, including a laundry list of possible negative side effects is beyond bizarre to me.
In his article, Dr. Bowden effectively dismantled the argument that people should stop taking their vitamins. You can read it here so I won’t go into detail except to share these statistics he listed:
He shared from a new American Association of Poison Control Centers report:
zero deaths from multiple vitamins
zero deaths from any of the B vitamins
zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E
- zero deaths from any other vitamin
Contrast that with…
59 confirmed deaths from aspirin poisoning
147 deaths linked to acetaminophen products
- approximately 100,000 yearly deaths from adverse reactions to prescription drugs
Those statistics pretty much say it all.
In Dr. Mercola’s newsletter today he spoke about this as well as a campaign meant to take away our right to purchase and use natural supplements. I don’t know about you – but I don’t need anyone thinking for me. I can do that myself. And I prefer to make my own health decisions. His article provides a link to send an email to your elected representatives urging them not to pass Senator Durbin’s unfair supplement bill. It failed the last time because concerned citizens made their voices heard and I believe it can again. I encourage you to take a minute and let your voice be heard.
Were you aware of these statistics and will you stand up for your right to choose supplements over prescription drugs?