by Jacque Fresco
Many people do not realize that the medications they take on a daily basis can negatively affect the amount of nutrients stored in the body. Numerous drugs actually deplete specific vitamins and minerals, causing a whole host of additional problems. Being aware of what is being depleted by the prescription you are taking can help you to choose what to supplement with. Vitamins and minerals are vital for the everyday cellular processes in your body; inadequate amounts may lead to decreased immunity, digestive issues and much more.
What you are losing?
Below are a few examples of some commonly prescribed drugs and a list of the nutrients that are automatically depleted.
Anti-inflammatory drugs deplete: Calcium, potassium, zinc, iron, Vitamins B6, C, D, K, folic acid, chromium, glutathione, Vitamins B6, C, D, and K
NSAIDs: Folic acid, melatonin
Aspirin/Salicylates: Vitamins C, K, B5, folic acid, calcium, iron and sodium
Corticosteroids: Vitamins A, C, D, B6, B12, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium, selenium and zinc
Cochicine (used for gout): Vitamin B12, calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, Beta-carotene
Statins (Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor,etc.): Coenzyme Q10
ACE Inhibitors for hypertension (Lisinopril, etc.): Zinc
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