June 7, 2013

How certain prescription drugs deplete your body of nutrients

Certain drugs may lead to decreased absorption of vital vitamins and minerals and increased excretion of many nutrients. The effects of these prescription drugs on the body have only been moderately studied, but what has been found is alarming. Below are a few of the findings:

The drug estrogen/progestin hormone and HRT can lead to the depletion of Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, folate, zinc, magnesium, selenium, tyrosine, destroy healthy bacteria in the gut.

Acid blockers and antacids can lead to depletion of vitamin B12, folate, iron, zinc, vitamin D, beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, copper, impaired protein digestion.

Corticosteroids like prednisone and hydrocortosine can lead to the depletion of calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc, selenium, vitamins C, D and K.

Diabetes drugs can lead to the depletion of Vitamins B6, B12, folate, CoQ10, zinc, magnesium, potassium.

Statins lead to depletion of CoQ10

Antibiotics lead to the depletion of B vitamins, vitamins C and K, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, disruption of beneficial bacteria.

SSRI antidepressants lead to the depletion of sodium, folate, melatonin, possibly thyroid hormone levels.

Brandon Jenkins


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