Are your medications helping or hurting you?

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Did you know that while prescription medication can have lifesaving benefits, many of these drugs have mild to serious side effects, ranging from weight gain to cardiac arrest to suicide?

Millions of Americans suffer from an almost completely ignored epidemic of drug-induced nutrient depletion that can cause grave health problems. Perhaps 30% of pharmaceutical side effects are the direct result of these drug-induced nutrient deficiencies. In other words, a drug “robs” you of one or more nutrients or other helpful substances, and this lack of nutrients causes additional side effects. In a sense, the drug acts as an “anti-vitamin pill,” taking away the substances you need for good health. Nutrient depletion caused by the drugs (rather than the drugs themselves) are often directly responsible for many of the side effects associated with pharmaceuticals.

Among the most common drugs linked to nutrient depletion are oral contraceptives, cholesterol-lowering statins, and antibiotics. These and many other over-the-counter and prescription medications can interfere with your body’s ability to digest, absorb, synthesize, or make use of certain nutrients, leading to nutrient deficiency-related “side effects” including weight gain.

The only solution to averting drug-induced nutritional deficiencies is to replace the depleted nutrients through nutritional supplements, dietary sources, or both. Ask about our Lifetime Analysis test which offers a practical, yet highly effective solution to combat this growing epidemic!  The Pharmacist ,who developed Lifetime Analysis, will review your prescribed and over-the-counter medication for health robbing nutrient depletions and suggest a protocol of supplements to counteract the negative effects!

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