|No Deaths From Vitamins, Minerals, or Amino Acids|
There was not even one death caused by a vitamin supplement in 2010, according to the most recent information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System. Specifically, the report shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any B vitamin; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin. Additionally, there were no deaths whatsoever from any amino acid or dietary mineral supplement.
Fifty-seven poison centers provide data for the National Poison Data System, "one of the few real-time national surveillance systems in existence, providing a model public health surveillance system for all types of exposures, public health event identification, resilience response and situational awareness tracking."
More than 50% of the U.S. population takes daily nutritional supplements. That's a minimum of 165,000,000 individual doses per day, for a total of over 60 billion doses annually. Since many persons take far more than just one single vitamin or mineral tablet, actual consumption is considerably higher, and the safety of nutritional supplements is all the more remarkable.
That's 60 billion doses (or more) of vitamin and mineral supplements per year in the United States, and not a single recorded death.
Bronstein AC, Spyker DA, Cantilena LR Jr, Green JL, Rumack BH, Dart RC. 2010 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS): 28th Annual Report. Table 22B, pgs 131-139 .