Finally, we can put to rest the theory that the safe and effective coronavirus experimental gene therapy is behind Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).
It turns out, the cause was looking us right in our stupid faces this whole time, and we were just too dumb and lazy to see it: vitamin supplements.
Cardiologists are sounding the alarm on herbal supplements, which are giving their young patients heart problems.
California-based cardiologist Dr. Danielle Belardo said the most common cause of heart arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, presenting in her 20- something patients stems from taking herbal supplements.
Danielle Bellardo, doctor and vegan
Belardo said her patients come in taking herbs like bitter orange and ephedra, both linked to irregular heartbeats in case studies and clinical research.
Its not always straightforward to sort out which compound is the culprit, since Belardos patients often take multiple supplements, and the supplement trend is growing faster than researchers can keep up.
This is drawing on the cusp of what we know with regards to herbal supplements and arrhythmia, Belardo told Insider.
Since theres such poor regulation of the formulation, the purity, and the efficacy of these herbals, we dont have any robust literature to tell us exactly whats causing what.
Belardo isnt the only doctor raising the alarmThe US does not closely regulate the $1.5 trillion wellness industry, meaning supplement makers are not required by law to provide proof of safety or strength of their product.
However, the number of Americans taking dietary supplements has exploded since the COVID-19 pandemics start. In Southern California, Belardo says she often sees patients with heart problems who gravitate towards alternate therapies and herbals and supplements.
Now, Belardo says, she has started probing her patients on what over- the-counter pills they take and she isnt alone.
After tweeting out to her 70,000 followers that she was seeing young people sickened by supplements, she had other cardiologists, ER doctors, and internists around the country say theyve experienced the same phenomenon.
Dr. Martha Gulati, a California-based cardiologist and president-elect of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, is among them. Gulati told Insider she is concerned that many people falsely believe taking natural remedies means the items are safer than pills made in a lab.
Martha Gulati, doctor and mystery meat
I think thats reflective of the growing alternative medicine, and, essentially, pseudoscience in this space, Belardo said.
Emerging evidence that popular supplements are linked to heart problems As Belardo mentioned, trying to find evidence to support the benefits or risks of a supplement is tricky. There are few robust studies to go by, so most of the evidence we have comes in the form of case studies individual cases that doctors report in journals or articles.
Insider has reported on cases where patients showed up to the hospital with serious health problems from taking vitamin, herbal, and hormone supplements.
The article goes on to name fish oil, among others.
Its refreshing that these dangerous conspiracy theories about the vax killing people can finally be put to rest once and for all.
We got em.
We got the SADS killer.
It was vitamins what killed those folks.