Studies have shown that if a person that is having a heart attack chews a tablet of aspirin 325mg (or 4 tablets of aspirin 81mg), it can limit damage that happens during a heart attack (of course, you still call 9-1-1!).
Now there is a new rumor out there on the world wide web about taking Bayer Crystals instead of aspirin for the prevention of heart attacks.
I am sure you are now holding your breath to see if the rumor is true or false…..it is….FALSE! 🙂
The Bayer Crystals do not work better to prevent heart attacks. In addition, the Bayer Crystals could be harmful in a person having a heart attack for a couple of reasons:
1. The Crystals contain 65mg of caffeine and
2. The Crystals contain 850mg of aspirin – much more than the recommended 325mg! (no, more is not better)
***Take care- most aspirin powders (like Goodys and BC) also have high levels of aspirin and caffeine***
If you would like to learn more about aspirin please see …Baby Aspirin Decoded, Baby Aspirin for the Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke.