Medications are powerful and can help manage the symptoms associated with many common chronic diseases. Unfortunately, medications also can deplete the body of vital nutrients. Drug-induced nutrient depletion occurs when the medications we take for our chronic health conditions block the absorption, storage, metabolism, or synthesis of essential nutrients in the body. When nutrients are blocked or depleted over time, health problems can develop.
Our pharmacists are specially trained to recommend supplements that will help offset drug-induced nutrient depletions. It’s important to know that many factors can affect nutrient levels, including your medical history, diet, lifestyle, and how long you have been taking the medication. Please talk with your doctor or one of our pharmacists if you have questions or concerns about your risk of a drug-nutrient depletion.Correlations Between Nutrient-Deficiency and Chronic Disease