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What is nutrient depletion?
While prescriptions can be incredibly beneficial and lifesaving, there is a downside. Many of the common prescriptions in the U.S. have been found to deplete nutrients, especially when taken regularly.
These vitamins and minerals are essential for many metabolic processes. This can unfortunately lead to further side effects. For example, beta blockers deplete melatonin. Have you noticed that you don’t sleep as well after starting your blood pressure medicine (metoprolol, propranolol, carvedilol)?
While that might sound scary, don’t worry, there are ways to reduce this.
Ways to Help: Supplements
There are many different supplements you can take to counteract the effects and even out your vitamin and mineral levels. Taking your medication is important, but so is your nutrients!
In the months to come, we will be covering the topic of medicine induced nutrient depletion and what supplements are good to balance things out, restore your body, and rid your symptoms. We will be talking to patients about the risk of nutrient depletion with their prescriptions.
If you’d like to go over your medications and possible nutrient depletion, please schedule a consultation!