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6 Medications that Deplete Your Nutrients (and how you can supplement)

6MEDICATIONS THAT DEPLETE YOUR NUTRIENTS and foods that can help you supplement CoQ10 Iron STATINS ANTACIDS Antacids like Maalox. Mylanta, Tums, and Rolaids act by COQ10 is a antioxidant we make and consume. CoQ 10 is vital to neutralizing the acid pH of cardiovascular health, and can the stomach. This reduction in help combat fatigue, obesity, and a weak immune system. stomach acid decreases the absorption of iron, as well as folic acid and zinc. COQ10 is in animal-based protein sources, such as chicken, turkey, and fish. Top vegetable and fruit sources include broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries. Seed and nut Eat iron-rich foods such as spinach, cooked beans, dried fruit like prunes, raisins, and apricots. Beef and oranges, and chicken liver, oysters, mussels, and clams sources include sesame seeds, peanuts, and pistachio nuts. are also high in iron. Supplement intake should be watched carefully as too much iron can be toxic. Intestinal Flora ANTIBIOTICS INSULIN Antibiotics eradicate bad DIABETES DRUGS Magnesium bacteria, but they can also deplete good gut bacteria. This can result in digestion problems, including diarrhea, bloating and gas, as well as yeast infections Low magnesium levels can contribute to hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and colitis. osteoporosis, muscle aches, asthma, and more. You can replace with lacto fermented dairy like yogurt and kefir, cultured vegetables like sauerkraut, and probiotics. The NIH recommends taking certain probiotics at least two hours before or after antibiotics. Green leafy vegetables, like spinach and chard are particularly good sources, as are brown rice, almonds, and lima beans. ANTIDEPRESSANTS ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES METFORMIN Selenium Zinc Vitamin B12 B Vitamins Selenium protects cells from damage, and supports production of active thyroid hormone. Depletion of zinc can Oral contraceptives and antidepressants deplete B-complex vitamins when taken for short or long periods, Vitamin B12 deficiency interferes with cellular slow the body's healing of wounds and reduce the development. Typically, the first sign is anemia, which can lead to a host of symptoms, such as fatigue and pale skin. sense of taste. especially vitamin B12 and folate. The Brazil nut is one of the top sources of selenium, followed by seafood (tuna, halibut, sardines) and meats (ham, beef steak, turkey). Other sources are whole wheat bread, baked beans, Shellfish are one of the top sources of zinc, as are meat and wheat germ. Natural sources of B vitamins include animal foods, shellfish like clams, mussels, and crabs. Substantial sources of folate include leafy greens (spinach, turnip greens), & most grain products, which are fortified with folate. oatmeal, and spinach. ♡♡ WellnessFX Learn more at

6 Medications that Deplete Your Nutrients (and how you can supplement)

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Identify the nutrition-depleting medication and then empower yourself with actionable tips on how to take control of your health through supplementing and eating your vitamins and minerals> Why is ...




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