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Prescription Drug Nutrient Depletion

April 14, 2014
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Opiates

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Acetaminophen, Hydrocodone

Nutrients Depleted: Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Iron, Potassium

Importance of Nutrient

Folic Acid: Supports red blood cell production, prevents anemia, supports circulation, Supports cell production, Supports nervous system function

Vitamin C: Antioxidant (protect cells from free radical damage),Supports immune function,Improves iron absorption

Iron: Improves oxygen distribution throughout body,Carries oxygen throughout body

Potassium: Supports Muscle function & Nerve function,Electrolyte and pH balance

Statin Drugs

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Crestor, LescolPravachol, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor

Nutrients Depleted: Coenzyme Q10

Importance of Nutrient

Coenzyme Q10: Supports cardiovascular health, Stabilizes blood sugar, Antioxidant, Supports Energy production

Ace Inhibitors

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Accupril, Altace, Capoten, Lisinopril, Prinivil, Vasotec, Zestril

Nutrients Depleted: Zinc

Importance of Nutrient

Zinc: Supports immune function, Stabilizes metabolic rate and sugar balance,

Supports sense of smell and taste, Antioxidant

Thiazide Diuretic

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Hydrochlorothiazide

Nutrients Depleted: Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Coenzyme Q10

Importance of Nutrient

Vitamin D: Bone health/prevents osteoporosis, Mood stability, Regulates calcium and, phosphorus metabolism, Supports cognitive function, Supports immune function, Cardiovascular health, Prevent chronic fatigue, Regulates insulin, Stabilizes blood sugar, Lowers cancer risk, Regulates muscle composition and function

Calcium: Bone health, Muscle and nerve function, Promotes proper clot formation

Magnesium: Relaxes nerves and muscles, Bone health, Promotes proper blood circulation

Phosphorus: Bone health, Plays a role in energy production, Supports enzyme function, Required for cell communication, Required to activate B vitamins

Zinc: Supports immune function, Stabilizes metabolic rate and sugar balance, Supports sense of smell and taste, Required in gene transcription (regulated genetic activities), Antioxidant

Coenzyme Q10: Cardiovascular health, Stabilizes blood sugar, Antioxidant, Energy production

Loop Diuretics

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Bumex, Edecrin, Ethacrynic Acid, Furosemide, Lasix

Nutrients Depleted: B1, B6, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc

Importance of Nutrient

Vitamin B1 (thiamine): Plays a role in energy production, Supports nerve and muscle, function, Cardiovascular health

Vitamin B6: Promotes proper breakdown of sugars and starches, Supports nervous system, Plays a role in energy production, Cardiovascular health

Vitamin C: Antioxidant (protect cells from free radical damage), Supports immune function, Improves iron absorption

Calcium: Bone health, Muscle and nerve function, Promotes proper clot formation

Magnesium:  Relaxes nerves and muscles, Bone health, Promotes proper blood circulation

Phosphorus:  Bone health, Plays a role in energy production, Supports enzyme function

Required for cell communication, Required to activate B vitamins

Potassium: Muscle function, Nerve function, Electrolyte and pH balance

Zinc: Supports immune function, Stabilizes metabolic rate and sugar balance, Supports sense of smell and taste, Required in gene transcription (regulated genetic activities), Antioxidant

Beta Blockers

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Atenolol, Corgard, Lopressor, Metoprolol, Tenormin, Toprol XL

Nutrients Depleted: Coenzyme Q10, Chromium, Melatonin

Importance of Nutrient

Vitamin B1 (thiamine): Plays a role in energy production, Supports nerve and muscle, function, Cardiovascular health

Vitamin B6: Promotes proper breakdown of sugars and starches, Supports nervous system, Plays a role in energy production, Cardiovascular health

Vitamin C: Antioxidant (protect cells from free radical damage), Supports immune function, Improves iron absorption

Calcium: Bone health, Muscle and nerve function, Promotes proper clot formation

Magnesium:  Relaxes nerves and muscles, Bone health, Promotes proper blood circulation

Phosphorus:  Bone health, Plays a role in energy production, Supports enzyme function

Required for cell communication, Required to activate B vitamins

Potassium: Muscle function, Nerve function, Electrolyte and pH balance

Zinc: Supports immune function, Stabilizes metabolic rate and sugar balance, Supports sense of smell and taste, Required in gene transcription (regulated genetic activities), Antioxidant

Biguanide

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Glucophage, Metformin

Nutrients Depleted: Folic Acid, B12

Importance of Nutrient

Proton Pump Inhibitor

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Aciphex, Nexium, Omeprazole, Prevacid, Prilosec, Protonix

Nutrients Depleted: Beta-Carotene, B1, B12, Calcium, Folic Acid, Zinc

Importance of Nutrient

Bisphosphonate

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Actonal, Boniva, Didronel, Fosomax, Skelid

Nutrients Depleted: Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus

Importance of Nutrient

Conjugated Estrogen

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Birth Control Pills, Premarin Hormone Replacment Therapy

Nutrients Depleted: B6, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Folic Acid, B12

Importance of Nutrient

Beta 2 Adrenergic Receptor Agonist

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Brethine, Proventil, Tornalate, Ventolin, Xopenex

Nutrients Depleted: Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium

Importance of Nutrient

Corticosteroid

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Celestone, Cortef, Cortisone, Cortone, Decadron, Deltasone, Dexamethasone, Hydrocortone, Medrol, Prednisone, Methylprednisolone

Nutrients Depleted: Beta-Carotene, Folic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc, B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D

Importance of Nutrient

Corticosteroid II

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Beclovent, Beconase, Flonase, Qvar, Vancenase, Vanceril

Nutrients Depleted: Beta-Carotene, Folic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium, Melatonin, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc, B6, Vitamin C,  Vitamin D

Importance of Nutrient

Calcium Channel Blocking Drugs

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Amlodipine (Norvasc), Felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), Nimodipine (Nimotop), Nisolodipine (Sular)

Nutrients Depleted: Vitamin D

Importance of Nutrient

Sulfonylurea

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Amaryl, Diabeta, Glimepride, Glipizide, Glucotrol, Glyburide, Glynase, Micronase

Nutrients Depleted: Coenzyme Q10

Importance of Nutrient

Cardiac Glycoside

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Digitek, Digoxin, Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin

Nutrients Depleted: Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, B1

Importance of Nutrient

Antibiotics

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Amoxicillin, Amoxil, Azithromycin, Biaxin, Erythromycin, Penicillin, Trimox, Zithromax

Nutrients Depleted: Biotin, Folic Acid, Healthy Intestinal Bacteria, Inositol, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Vitamin K

Avelox, Cipro, Floxin, Levaquin, Noroxin, Penetrex, Trovan

Nutrients Depleted: Biotin, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Zinc, Healthy Intestinal Bacteria

Importance of Nutrient

Tricyclic Antidepressants

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Amitriptyline, Anafranil, Asendin, Clomipramine, Doxepin, Elavil, Imipramine, Tofranil, Vivactil

Nutrients Depleted: Coenzyme Q10, Sodium, B2

Importance of Nutrient

Potassium Sparing Diuretics

Drug Name / Nutrients Depleted

Aldactone, Amiloride, Dyazide, Dyrenium, Maxzide, Spironolactone, Triamterene

Nutrients Depleted: Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus

Importance of Nutrient

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