A Giant YES is the answer to this common question. Many utilize Steroid drugs of which the most common is prednisone, are known to deplete calcium, magnesium, folic acid, vitamins D, C and even potassium and selenium.
Statin drugs reduce Coenzyme Q10. Aspirin depletes folic acid, iron, potassium, sodium as well as Vit. C. Acetaminophen destroys the Glutathione and that is why when you overdose in aspirin, the antidote even in the hospital is naturally based NAC (n-acetyl-cysteine).
Birth Control depletes women’s bodies of folic acid, magnesium, L-Tyrosine, B2, B3, B12, zinc and vitamin C. That sheds light on some of the moodiness women experience during cycles.
Lisinopril which is a know ACE inhibitor depletes you of sodium and zinc. Beta Blockers not only deplete coenzyme Q10 and the sleep supplement Melatonin. Any of the diuretics used to lower blood pressure deplete so many necessary nutrients that your diet alone cannot replace.
Another common problem of depletion is when taking Antibiotics. We all know through experience that the lack of flora in our guts causes lots of gas, bloat, flatulence and diarrhea. Antibiotics also deplete B vitamins and our Vitamin K. So, just putting back the acidopholous is absolutely not enough.
So if you think you don’t need vitamins you may possibly want to rethink that thought!
Many types of chronic illness, fatigue and lethargy manifest from prescriptions we needed to take for a quick fix to help improve our immediate health. After years, we have these deficiencies and eventually they manifest into more.
The Centre for Optimum Health and Professional Nutrition Services has the goal to provide and educate clients to achieve the Best Quality of Life We Can Offer. See you soon!