An independent panel of university faculty, medical researchers and physicians experienced in nutritional therapeutics says that vitamin supplements are exceptionally safe for the public. A new report by the expert Vitamin Safety Review Panel rebuts a recent US National Institutes of Health (NIH) report that attempted to cast doubt on food supplement safety.

Andrew Saul, Assistant Editor of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, noted that almost half the population takes vitamins every day. “One cannot help but ask, where are the bodies?” said Saul. “The NIH panel ignored pharmaceutical drug dangers, while concentrating on unfounded concerns over your daily multivitamins. This indicates bias.”
According to statistics compiled annually by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, multivitamins kill no one. On the other hand, in 2003, there were 59 deaths from aspirin alone. There were still more deaths from aspirin in combination with other pharmaceutical products.

Source: Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, May 22, 2006