SUPPLEMENTS – A bit of Background for YOU!

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Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, December 28, 2011

No Deaths from Vitamins
America’s Largest Database Confirms Supplement Safety

(OMNS, Dec 28, 2011) There was not even one death caused by a vitamin
supplement in 2010, according to the most recent information collected by
the U.S. National Poison Data System.
The new 203-page annual report of the
American Association of Poison Control Centers,
published online at
http://www.aapcc.org/dnn/Portals/0/2010%20NPDS%20Annual%20Report.pdf,
shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of
the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths
from any other vitamin.
Additionally, there were no deaths whatsoever from any amino acid
or dietary mineral supplement.
Three people died from non-supplement mineral poisoning: two from medical
use of sodium and one from non-supplemental iron. On page 131, the AAPCC
report specifically indicates that the iron fatality was not from a
nutritional supplement.
Fifty-seven poison centers provide coast-to-coast data for the
National Poison Data System, “one of the few real-time national surveillance
systems in existence, providing a model public health surveillance system
for all types of exposures, public health event identification, resilience
response and situational awareness tracking.”
Well over half of the U.S. population takes daily nutritional supplements.

Even if each of those people took only one single tablet daily, that makes
165,000,000 individual doses per day, for a total of over 60 billion doses
annually.
Since many persons take far more than just one single vitamin or mineral
tablet, actual consumption is considerably higher, and the safety of
nutritional supplements is all the more remarkable.

Over 60 billion doses of vitamin and 
mineral supplements per year in the USA
and not a single fatality. Not one.
If vitamin and mineral supplements are allegedly so “dangerous,”
as the FDA and news media so often claim, then where are the bodies?

Reference:

Bronstein AC, Spyker DA, Cantilena LR Jr, Green JL, Rumack BH,
Dart RC. 2010 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison
Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS): 28th Annual
Report.
The full text article is available for free download at
http://www.aapcc.org/dnn/Portals/0/2010%20NPDS%20Annual%20Report.pdf
The data mentioned above are found in Table 22B.
Mineral data on page 131; vitamin data on pages 137-139 .

Nutritional Medicine is Orthomolecular Medicine

Orthomolecular medicine uses safe, effective nutritional therapy
to fight illness. For more information: http://www.orthomolecular.org

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Editorial Review Board:

Ian Brighthope, M.D. (Australia)
Ralph K. Campbell, M.D. (USA)
Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. (Canada)
Damien Downing, M.D. (United Kingdom)
Michael Ellis, M.D. (Australia)
Martin P. Gallagher, M.D., D.C. (USA)
Michael Gonzalez, D.Sc., Ph.D. (Puerto Rico)
William B. Grant, Ph.D. (USA)
Steve Hickey, Ph.D. (United Kingdom)
James A. Jackson, Ph.D. (USA)
Michael Janson, M.D. (USA)
Robert E. Jenkins, D.C. (USA)
Bo H. Jonsson, M.D., Ph.D. (Sweden)
Thomas Levy, M.D., J.D. (USA)
Jorge R. Miranda-Massari, Pharm.D. (Puerto Rico)
Erik Paterson, M.D. (Canada)
W. Todd Penberthy, Ph.D. (USA)
Gert E. Shuitemaker, Ph.D. (Netherlands)
Robert G. Smith, Ph.D. (USA)
Jagan Nathan Vamanan, M.D. (India)
Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D. (USA), Editor and contact person. Email: omns@orthomolecular.org
Readers may write in with their comments and questions for
consideration for publication and as topic suggestions.
However, OMNS is unable to respond to individual emails.

This report demonstrates again the safety of supplements, but my review
of the report showed another recorded death from a single
unknown botanical.
Compared to the hundreds of thousands of deaths from prescription drugs,
approved by the same Food & Drug Administration that shows hostility
to these dietary supplements.

YEAR
Vitamins
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
      0
      2
      4
      3
      1                   
 1
 0
 0
 0
      1
      2
 1     
      1
 1
 1     
1
1
1
     1
7
5
8
9
13
3
1
 3
  2
 3
    1
  4
  2
  1
      3
    
3
1
1
    
  1
  3
  7
      4
     5
  1
      2
      1
     1
    1
  1
      1
  2
      2
    2
1
 2
      1
0
0
0
0
0
 0
0
0
0
 0
7
3
13
10
4
1
   3
   1
    3
    3
   1
  
   3
   2
    2
    2
   1
   1
    1
     2
    1
    1
     2
     1
      3
 2
  1
4
     4
2
2
2
    1
1
3
      1
      1
     1
    1
19
11
25
22
27
    5
3
3
3
4
Multi/Fe
Vit E
Vit B6
VitC
Vit D
Unknown
ElectrolyteMinerals
Iron/iron salts
Potassium
Magnesium
Zinc
Calcium
Sodium/Na salt
Chromium
Amino acid
Herb-Botanical
Ephedra
Ephedra Combined
MultiBotanical  
w/o Ephedra
Kava Kava
Yohimbe
St.JohnWort
Valerian
Citrus Aurintheum
MultiBotan w Citrus Aurinth
Other Multi Botanical
Other Botanic
Hormonal
   Melatonin
Homeopathic
Unknown Supp
Other Supp
Glucosamine
Blue-Green Algae
Other Non Botanic
Asian Medicine
Total
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