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Reassuring: No Deaths from Vitamin Supplements. Absolutely None.

During my resent research, I found this press release and report about the safety of minerals and vitamin supplements.

31 Years of Supplement Safety Once Again Confirmed by America’s Largest Database

by Andrew W. Saul, Editor

(OMNS Jan 14, 2015) There were no deaths whatsoever from vitamins in the year 2013. The 31st annual report from the American Association of Poison Control Centers shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins. And, there were no deaths whatsoever from vitamin A, niacin, vitamin B-6, any other B-vitamin, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, or any vitamin at all.

Zero deaths from vitamins. Want to bet this will never be on the evening news?

Prescription Meds Don’t Fare So Well

I wish prescription medications could claim the same excellent safety record as vitamins. Alas, in an average year, there are at least 106,000 deaths and over 450,000 adverse events reported due to prescription drugs

References for this article

FAQs: Mineral Deficiencies & Supplements for a Healthy Heart

FAQs: Mineral Deficiencies & Supplements for a Healthy Heart

A-Fib patients often look for non-drug approaches to ease or prevent the symptoms of their Atrial Fibrillation. Here we share answers to the most often asked questions about minerals deficiencies and the use of supplements.

1. Dementia: “I’m scared of getting dementia. Can the right minerals help? I’ve read about the link with A-Fib. What does research reveal about this risk?”

2. Vitamin D: “How can I tell if I’m lacking in Vitamin D? I’m concerned because Vitamin D deficiency has been tied to both A-Fib and Dementia. What is a normal level of Vitamin D?

3. PVCs and PACs: “I have annoying PVCs and PACs with my A-Fib. Are there natural remedies to reduce these extra beats and palpitations? My doctor says to ignore them.”

4. Nutritional Info: I tried to talk with my doctor about magnesium and other nutritional supplements. His response was ‘There’s no proof that they work.’ Why are doctors so opposed to nutrition as a way of helping A-Fib.

Related Question:What’s the best way to take supplements—at the same time each day or spread throughout the day? In one lot or in divided doses?”

Related Question:Where can I find reliable, unbiased research and information on specific vitamins and supplements? (I want an independent resource, not some site trying to sell me their products.)”

5. BCAA+G: “The supplement BCAA+G helps builds muscle. Is it a natural remedy that could help my A-Fib? Are A-Fib patients BCAA-deficient?”

6. Iron levels: “I’m anemic. Is too little iron in the blood (anemia) a cause of Atrial Fibrillation? Any advice on how A-Fib patients can deal with iron deficiency?”

Related Question: Can excess iron in the blood (Iron Overload Disease, IOD) cause Atrial Fibrillation? How do I know if I have IOD? What can I do about it?

7. Chelate: “What does ‘chelate’ or ‘chelated formulas’ mean when talking about vitamin and minerals? Is it important?

8. Magnesium: “Regarding Magnesium, can supplementing and restoring Mg to healthy levels reverse my A-Fib? I’m about to schedule a catheter ablation. But if supplementing can cure my A-Fib, why do an ablation?

9. CoQ10  “Can I take the supplement CoQ10 while on Eliquis for Atrial Fibrillation? On your site it says CoQ10 could be helpful. But on my bottle of CoQ10, it says “do not take if you are on blood thinners.

10. Krill Oil: “I’m interested in the supplement, Krill Oil, that has natural blood thinning properties. I’m taking Eliquis for my risk of A-Fib stroke. Is It OK to take Krill Oil along with Eliquis?”

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Steve’s Shopping Guides to Recommended A-Fib-Related Products

Steve offers these shopping guides to help you sort through the enormous array of products of interest to A-Fib patients and their families. While the following brands and products are available from Amazon.com, they are also available from iHerb.com and other retailers. Prices will vary.

A-Fib Survival Kit for the Newly Diagnosed

Our list: Your first experiences with Atrial Fibrillation have changed your life in a number of ways. This ‘Survival Kit’ helps get you started when first diagnosed. As a former A-Fib patient (cured since 1998) Steve highly recommends these five items plus a bonus (our favorite medical dictionary).

Go to My ‘A-Fib Survival Kit for the Newly Diagnosed>

A-Fib Reference Books and Guides

Our list: For patients and their families, these are our recommended A-Fib reference books as well as books on patient empowerment, unmasking health statistics, magnesium, and other minerals and supplements, marketing schemes of the pharmaceutical industry and a medical dictionary. See also, our infographicMy Best A-Fib Reference Books for Patients and Their Families.

Go to My ‘A-Fib Reference Books and Guides’ Shopping Guide>

Magnesium & Potassium Supplements for A-Fib Patients

Magnesiu Elements SymbolOur list: Most A-Fib and A-Flutter patients are deficient in Magnesium (Mg) and Potassium (K) which can force the heart into fatal arrhythmias. To learn more, see our page on Mineral Deficiencies.

When choosing to supplement your intake of magnesium and potassium, the plethora of products and brands can be overwhelming. These are the products and brands Steve uses and recommends (plus a great book).

Go to My ‘Magnesium & Potassium Supplements’ Shopping Guide>

Seven ‘Natural’ Supplements for a Healthy Heart

Our list: Steve recommends seven mineral supplements to promote and maintain a healthy heart. (See our article, ‘Natural’ Supplements for a Healthy Heart.)  When shopping for these supplements, wading through the sea of products and brands can be a daunting task.

To get you started Steve has listed a couple choices for each of the following: BCAA+G, Taurine, Unbiquinol CoQH, GPLC, Omega-3 Fish Oils, Ribose and Hawthorne Berry.

Go to My ‘7 Supplements for a Healthy Heart’ Shopping Guide>

DIY Heart Rate Monitors (HRMs)

My list: Do you want to monitor your heart rate when exercising or when performing physically demanding activities (i.e. mowing the lawn, loading equipment, etc.). Consider a consumer ‘DIY” monitor. To learn more see my article: Guide to DIY Heart Rate Monitors (HRMs) & Handheld ECG Monitors.

Steve has sorted through the plethora of products and brands of DIY heart rate monitors and recommends several in a range of prices and features.

Go to: My ‘DIY Heart Rate Monitors’ Shopping Guide>


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