The Truth About the Safety of Dietary Supplements

Excessive consumption of certain dietary supplements (e.g. fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, & K, and certain herbs) may lead to uncomfortable side-effects. It is important that people are responsible in their use of dietary supplements and do not exceed recognized levels of safety. By following the recommendations of a qualified nutritional health care provider, or by following the recommended dosage provided on the label of every dietary supplement bottle, there is almost no risk to consuming dietary supplements.

It’s fascinating how when there is one suspected adverse reaction to a dietary supplement it makes the headlines, and yet officials and the media are oblivious to the plethora of deaths due to properly regulated, properly prescribed and properly used drugs – not to mention avoidable deaths due to medical misadventure.

This graph highlights (by percentage) the relative safety of dietary supplements compared to many other causes of death in America.

Dietary Supplements

  0,0001%

Honey Bee Stings

  0,0008%

Insect Stings (All)

  0,0020%

Sports injuries

  0,0020%

Lightning

  0,0041%

Animal Bites (dogs, etc)

  0,0048%

Horse/animal riding

  0,0052%

Penicillin Allergy

  0,0144%

Slips/Falls Whilst Walking

  0,019%

Electrical Accidents

  0,038%

Freezing

  0,048%

Firearms Accidents

  0,079%

Poisonings

  0,17%

Asthma

  0,19%

Home Fires

  0,19%

Drowning

   0,21%

Food

   0,24%

Pedestrians-vehicle

   0,37%

Radon Gas

   0,62%

Murder

   0,94%

Suicide

   1,41%

Motor Vehicle Accidents

   2,20%

Preventable Medical Misadventure

   2,40%

Alcohol

   4,49%

Properly Prescribed & Used Drugs

   5,18%

Smoking

   7,19%

Cancer

   22,11%

Cardiovascular Disease

   47%

 

Source:

http://www.laleva.cc/petizione/english/ronlaw_eng.html

Greg Pouls