A NYC Chiropractor Talks About Nutrient Depletion Due To Pharmaceuticals

As a Doctor of Chiropractic and an Applied Kinesiologist, I’m interested in holistic health care and eating healthy in order to promote life-long wellness.

I do realize that occasionally we need to take pharmaceuticals like for example antibiotics.

But we need to be aware that medications can cause nutrient deletion especially if patients are on pharmaceuticals for a extended period of time.


Here’s a list of common pharmaceuticals and the nutrients that will deplete from your body.

W long term use of antacids, calcium, Vitamins B12, B1, D, folic acid, iron & zinc

W antibiotics, nutrient depletion of biotin, potassium, Vitamin B1-2-3-6-12, C, E, K, inositol, magnesium, zinc, lactobacillus & bifidobacteria

W antidepressants, nutrient depletion of EPA (increased need), Vitamin B2, 12, D, folic acid, sodium

W anti-diabetics, nutrient depletion of VitaminB12, folic acid & CoQ10

W use of anti-histamines, increased need for EPA-DHA

W use of anti-retrovirals, nutrient depletion of zinc, cooper, Vitamin B12 & carnitine

W use of anti-hypertensives, nutrient depletion of CoQ10, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc, calcium, magnesium & Vitamin B1

W use of anti-inflammatories, nutrient depletion of folic acid, iron, potassium, sodium. Vitamin C & glutathione

W use of bronchodilators , nutrient depletion of potassium

W use of cholesterol –lowering drugs, you lose CoQ10, beta carotene, calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, Vitamins A B12 D E K & phosphorus

W use of corticosteroids, nutrient depletion of calcium, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, selenium, Vitamins A, B6, C, D, K & zinc

W use of diuretics, nutrient depletion of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, Vitamin B1, B6 , C, zinc, CoQ10 & folic acid

W use of colchicines for gout, nutrient depletion of Vitamins A, D, B12, folic acid, iron & potassium

W use of hormone replacement, nutrient depletion of Vitamin B6 B1, B2 B12 C biotin pantothenic acid & magnesium

W use of laxatives, nutrient depletion of Vitamin A D E Calcium sodium potassium

W oral contraceptives, u lose beta carotene Vitamin B1 B2 B3 B6 B12 C folic acid biotin pantothenic acid Magnesium Zinc Tryptophan Tyrosine

W psychotherapeutics, nutrient depletion of Vitamin B2 & CoQ10

W Rheumatoid arthritis drugs, nutrient depletion of folic acid

W use of sleep aid drugs, nutrient depletion of biotin, calcium folic acid Vitamin B1, B12, D & K

W use of thyroid, nutrient depletion of iron

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