Common nutrient nutrient depletions cause by Acid Suppressing Drugs

Common nutrient nutrient depletions cause by Acid Suppressing Drugs

Acid suppressing drugs such as antacids, H2 antagonist and proton pump inhibitors are commonly taken drugs to help with symptoms of acid reflux or heart burn. These drugs are meant to take for a few weeks but it is common for many to continue to take for years now. Most people are unaware that this drug comes with side effects such as nutrient depletions. The most common drug induced nutrient depletions from Acid Suppressing Drugs are as follows:

  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • phosphorus
  • Vitamin B12
  • Thiamin (B1)
  • Copper
  • Calcium
  • Zinc
  • Niacin
  • Pyridoxine (B6)
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin D
  • Folic Acid
  • Beta-carotene

If you are taking an Acid Suppressing Drug it would be recommended to supplement with the above nutrients. Most can be found in a Multivitamin formula. To learn more about ways to reduce the need of these medications or heart burn symptoms read HERE

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