Are your medications creating nutrient depletion problems?

Most of the popular medications prescribed today can create drug-induced nutrient depletion. Drug-induced nutrient depletion occurs when the medications we are taking block the absorption, synthesis, transport, storage, metabolism or excretion of the nutrients that are essential for our health. When nutrients are blocked or depleted in this fashion, health concerns can develop secondary to those depletions.

Statin drugs which lower cholesterol, acid-lowering drugs to relieve stomach acidity, antibiotics for infections, estrogen replacement products, or even aspirin can cause depletion of essential nutrients needed by the body. Also, there are several essential nutrients that are deficient in over half of all individuals. 

So, what can be done?

It is important that you share with your pharmacist all of the medications you are taking-- both prescription and over-the-counter. Your pharmacist is specially trained to recommend nutrients that will help to offset drug-induced nutrient depletions created by the medications you take. 

Contact us at Cedra Pharmacy to find out if your medications are interfering with your supplements and nutrition.