Prescription Drugs that Gobble Vitamins

Greetings from Dr. T:

Many people today take prescription drugs to regulate a variety of chronic health conditions. But did you know that studies have shown that most of these medications deplete your body of essential vitamins and minerals?

Common blood pressure lowering drugs Lasix, Edecrin and Bumex deplete the body of vitamin B1, vitamin B 6, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, potassium and zinc.

Hydrocortisone, Cortisone and Prednisone are major offenders. They all deplete the system of vitamin C, vitamin D, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium, selenium and zinc.

Lowering your cholesterol with medication? Colestid and Questran pack quite a depleting punch, eliminating vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B 12, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, folic acid and iron.

Hormone replacement therapy such as Evista, Premarin, Prempro and Estratab deplete vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B 12, folic acid, vitamin C, magnesium and zinc as do oral contraceptives Estrastep, Norinyl, Ortho Novem and Triphasil.

And what about simple Aspirin? Take it regularly and you will deplete vitamin C, folic acid, iron and potassium. Do you take Advil or Aleve? They both deplete folic acid.

Sound daunting? What can you do?

The best way to assure your continued good health is by quality supplementation. Ask us about our high quality food-based nutritional supplements during your next visit.

And a reminder…

We will be closed on Memorial Day – Monday, May 25 — so that our staff can celebrate the holiday with their friends and family. So make sure to book your pre-holiday appointments in advance! We are open regular hours for the rest of this week – Wednesday, May 20 and Friday May 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (closed for lunch 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.) and Saturday, May 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon.

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award,
Increasing Health & Vitality for 30 Years
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