Whether it's medications, vitamins, or any supplement that you are taking, you should always speak with a doctor or a pharmacist.
Here is a brief article to keep you on the alert!
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Replenish Nutrients That Medications Deplete. Nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug. More than half take at least two prescriptions.
Without realizing it, they may be increasing their risk of high blood pressure, bone fracture or other problems.
"Many people - including some physicians - don't realize that some of the most widely taken pharmaceuticals deplete the body of vital nutrients, and that loss can impact health," said Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.
Here are two common drugs and the nutrients they deplete.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs): Known by trade names including Nexium and Prilosec, these popular meds tame heartburn and serious reflux by reducing stomach acid production. Unfortunately, they also deplete magnesium levels in the blood and impair absorption of calcium and vitamin D. This boosts the risk of bone fracture, irregular heartbeat and high blood pressure.
Metformin: Sold as Glucophage, this diabetes drug depletes vitamin B12, a nutrient that's vital for brain and nervous system health.
This list is actually much longer. The point is that no one should take a prescription medication without talking with a physician or pharmacist about possible nutrient depletions.
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