Daily Vitamin-Mineral and Heart Disease

Could a daily vitamin-mineral pill significantly reduce Heart Disease mortality?

American population study says yes.

Inconvenient truths keep getting in the way of anti-supplement rhetoric from those beholden to the pharmaceutical industry. They steadfastly ignore the clinical studies published around the world, but new ones keep popping up to confound their rants.

A recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition showed that women  taking a  vitamin-mineral  supplement such as www.EvinceNaturals’s Women’s Daily Nutrition System experienced significantly lower odds of dying from cardio-vascular disease.

Researchers took  data from the large NHANES  study from 19898 to 1994 and looked at heart disease deaths for women. What they found, was that even after adjusting for numerous variables, the women who had taken a multi vitamin mineral supplement for at least  three or more years had a 44% decrease in cardiovascular death risk.  This is totally aside from the additional benefits reported by users of more sophisticated nutrient and enzyme compilations such as the Equilib Nutrient/enzyme Protocol or EPBalancePlus

These are staggering numbers and should be on the front page of every news outlet. Unfortunately the big money and press usually go to the money makers; the patentable drugs or procedures.  It’s hard to make a lot of money for your shareholders by researching and marketing un-patentable products. Drug reps and lobbyists of course are paid to promote their own specific wares, so important medical research lies there largely unnoticed.

It’s not a conspiracy; everyone just wants to maintain and grow their market share while maximizing profits. Unfortunately human health, wellness, low cost healthcare  and wellbeing seem to take a very back seat when it comes to priorities.

Furthermore, data from the Centers For Disease Control show that there was not one death from a nutritional supplement in 2014. This is in stark contrast to the hundreds of thousands who die each year from properly prescribed and ingested medications.

Another telling study (see below) was  published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine; The  largest and oldest peer reviewed medical journal in the field of nutritional research and medicine. In this study it was found:

Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, November 2, 2007

Study Shows Vitamin “Pill-Poppers” Are Healthier

(OMNS November 2, 2007) New research indicates that NOT taking supplements may be harmful to your health, and that a single daily multi-vitamin is inadequate. A study of hundreds of persons who take a number of different dietary supplements has found that the more supplements they take, the better their health is. The study authors reported that a “greater degree of supplement use was associated with more favorable concentrations of serum homocysteine, C-reactive protein, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglycerides, as well as lower risk of prevalent elevated blood pressure and diabetes.” Supplement use results in higher levels of nutrients in the blood serum, and produces “optimal concentrations of chronic disease-related biomarkers.” [1]

It is especially significant that the supplement-takers consumed a lot of tablets every day, not merely a multivitamin. More than half of them took, in addition to a multivitamin/mineral, extra “B-complex, vitamin C, carotenoids, vitamin E, calcium with vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, flavonoids, lecithin, alfalfa, coenzyme Q10 with resveratrol, glucosamine, and an herbal immune supplement. The majority of women also consumed gamma linolenic acid and a probiotic supplement, whereas men also consumed zinc, garlic, saw palmetto, and a soy protein supplement.”

The study was published October 24 in the peer-reviewed Nutrition Journal. The full text may be freely accessed at http://www.nutritionj.com/content/pdf/1475-2891-6-30.pdf .


[1] Block G, Jensen CD, Norkus EP, Dalvi TB, Wong LG, McManus JF, Hudes ML. Usage patterns, health, and nutritional status of long-term multiple dietary supplement users: a cross-sectional study. Nutr J. 2007 Oct 24;6(1):30

For further reading:

A discussion of the Block et al study: Sardi B. http://www.knowledgeofhealth.com
Supplement safety: Saul AW. http://www.doctoryourself.com/safety.html and http://www.doctoryourself.com/testimony.htm

Nutritional Medicine is Orthomolecular Medicine

Linus Pauling defined orthomolecular medicine as “the treatment of disease by the provision of the optimum molecular environment, especially the optimum concentrations of substances normally present in the human body.” Orthomolecular medicine uses safe, effective nutritional therapy to fight illness. For more information: http://www.orthomolecular.org

The peer-reviewed Orthomolecular Medicine News Service is a non-profit and non-commercial informational resource.

Editorial Review Board:

Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D.
Harold D. Foster, Ph.D.
Bradford Weeks, M.D.
Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D.
Erik Paterson, M.D.
Thomas Levy, M.D., J.D.
Steve Hickey, Ph.D.

Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D., Editor and contact person. Email: omns@orthomolecular.org

For further information, contact the undersigned.

Yours in Good nutrition.

David EP Gilbert – Funded programs administrator

Equilib Nutrient/Enzyme Protocol


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The above information is not intended as medical advice and has not been evaluated by the FDA. As always, contact your healthcare providers before starting any new program.

Jerome Sarris, PhD et al. Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry.The Lancet Psychiatry, January 2015 DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(14)00051-0

Multivitamin-mineral use is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease mortality among women in the United States.
January 7, 2015
Bailey RL, Fakhouri TH, Park Y, Dwyer JTThomas PR, Gahche JJ, Miller PE, Dodd KW,Sempos CT, Murray DM. Multivitamin-mineral use is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease mortality among women in the United States. J Nutr 2015 doi: 10.3945/jn.114.204743. [Epub ahead of print]

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