For instance, anti-inflammatories can cause deficiencies in calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, vitamins B6 and B12, folic acid, selenium and chromium. NSAIDS can cause deficiencies in folic acid. Aspirin causes low levels of vitamin C, calcium, folic acid, iron and vitamin B5.
Cardiovascular drugs, specifically statins, can cause low levels of CoQ10, vitamin B6, zinc and vitamin B1. ACE inhibitors are associated with decreased zinc. Beta blockers also decrease levels of CoQ10.
What are you taking? Learning how to best meet your needs through both dietary sources and nutritional supplementation is extremely important to maintain and achieve optimal health. If you have questions, please contact me to discuss the best options for you.
Yours in health,
Alissa C. Robertson, MS, RD