What does your medication do to the level of your vitamins and minerals?
I am going to share with you something about medicine that your doctor, nurse, and pharmacist may not know much about. The subject I am referring to is medication induced nutrient depletions. Put simply, medications can cause your body to lose vitamins and minerals that your body desperately needs.
Some of the most popular medications prescribed today can create this problem. Medication induced nutrient depletion occurs when the medications we are taking block the absorption, synthesis, transport, storage, metabolism or elimination of the nutrients that are essential for our health. When nutrients are blocked or depleted in this fashion, health concerns can develop.
Statin drugs that lower cholesterol, acid-lowering drugs that relieve stomach acidity, antibiotics for infections, estrogen replacement products, or even aspirin can cause depletion of essential vitamins and minerals needed by the body. Let me know what medications you are taking – both prescription and non-prescription medications and I can help you replace these necessary nutrients. We are specially trained to recommend nutrients that will help offset medication induced nutrient depletions that are created by the medications that you take.
Here is a short list of the most common medication induced nutrient depletions we see every day.
Depleting Medication Depleted Vitamin/Mineral Supplement withAntibiotics
Decrease Normal Bacterial Flora, Vitamin KProbiotic Mega Blend DF, Vitamin K2Stomach Acid MedicationsVitamin B12, Calcium, Vitamin D, Folic AcidVitamin D3 5000 IU, B-12 Liquid (Methylcobalamin), L-Methylfolate, Calcium and Magnesium PlusCholesterol Lowering MedicationsCoenzyme Q-10Coenzyme Q-10 100mgEstrogen Replacement MedicationsB Vitamins, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Magnesium, ZincCoenzyme-B, B-12 Liquid (Methylcobalamin), Magnesium Chelate 200-400mg, L-Methylfolate 1000 mcgDiabetes MedicationsVitamin B12, Coenzyme Q-10B-12 Liquid (Methylcobalamin), Coenzyme Q-10 100 mgAnti-Inflammatory MedicationsB Vitamins, Calcium, Folic Acid, Vitamin KCoenzyme-B, Methylfolate 1000mcg, Calcium and Magnesium Plus, Vitamin K2Anti-Anxiety MedicationsMelatoninMelatonin 3 mg Long Acting
Even if you are not taking prescription medications you may still be low on essential vitamins and minerals.