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.