Every time I see yet another aspirin commercial, I’ve gotta wonder…
What in the HECK ever happened to truth in advertising???
Clearly, it’s a concept that DOESN’T exist anymore…
Because if they were REALLY forced to give you the truth… they wouldn’t be ALLOWED to market it as some heart-saving wonder drug.
They’d have to show frantic phone calls… ambulance lights…
And terrified seniors being RUSHED into the ER after suffering from internal bleeding.
“I FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN STABBED FROM THE INSIDE!” would be about as honest an endorsement as they could show!
So, let ME give you what THEY won’t -- and that’s the ugly truth about aspirin.
How it DOESN’T work…
And more importantly, how you can get the heart protection you need… WITHOUT those risks!
Get the HEART-SAVING benefits of aspirin… with ZERO risk!
Years ago, they had everyone over 40 absolutely CONVINCED that an aspirin a day will keep a first heart attack away.
Now, millions have undoubtedly paid a high price for little to no ACTUAL protection.
And new research shows how as you get OLDER… the risks get even BIGGER.
In seniors even so-called “baby” aspirin increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding by 60%!
Bad as that is, this gets a whole lot WORSE…
Because a second study just out finds that aspirin can not only increase your risk of cancer… but speed the growth of the DEADLIEST tumors!
If you’re past 70, the old “aspirin a day” plan will DOUBLE your risk of death from a stage 3 tumor… and boost the risk of a stage 4 death by almost a third.
Short of going in your sleep at the age of 110, there aren’t too many “good” ways to die. But I can assure you… dying of a stage 3 or 4 cancer is one of the absolute WORST.
Yet THAT’S what aspirin can do to you!
You’d think with these risks… the benefits would be off the charts.
But here’s the thing about that…
The “benefits” for primary prevention are almost nonexistent.
One study a few years back found aspirin cuts the chance of a first cardiovascular event like heart attack or stroke by a crummy 11%...
But it increases the risk of a dangerous bleed by 43%.
It’s so bad that even the mainstream is starting to sound like… well… they’re sounding more like ME!
The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association last year finally updated their guidelines… and recommended AGAINST aspirin for most people.
Yet the word hasn’t gotten out -- close to 30 million Americans are still taking it daily.
If you’re one of them, talk to your doc about quitting (just don’t do it on your own) and trying something safer instead…
Like a mix of heart-friendly basics, such as…
- magnesium and
- vitamin E as mixed tocopherols.
Real protection. Real benefits. And no bleeding!
In Your Corner,
Dr. Allan Spreen
P.S. Earlier this year, I shared how taking too much aspirin could lead to a terrifying stroke-like problem. If you missed that one… or just want to take another gander at it… click here.