Bayer Crystals versus Aspirin for Prevention of Heart Attacks

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… 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.



  1. Hi docs!
    I have received 2 group emails in 2 days about the WONDER of Bayer Crystals. The only warning was to not lie down after taking them. I would think with a heart attack most people are taking a rest break. Anyway, thanks for this informative blog on asprin, as I just send it off to the sender.
    Take Care- Jacqui

  2. I, too received a group email regarding the wonders of Bayer Crystals for the emergency treatment of a suspected heart attack. Being a certified Cardiac EMT, I went ballistic, as I knew full well this was contraindicated. I immediately doff a response to the person who forwarded it to me and explained in detail that was very little truth in the warning and that dosage was totally inappropriate and could do more harm than good.

    Glad to see there’s someone out there trying counter this and spread the truth.


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