Drug-induced nutrient depletion occurs when prescription medications deplete, block absorption, increase excretion, or increase utilization of nutrients resulting in nutrient deficiency. Most medications have potential to deplete nutrients contributing to side effects, poor tolerability, & sometimes discontinuation.
Most over-the-counter & prescription sleep aids shouldn’t be used for over 2 weeks or in people 65+ due to side effects, falls, confusion, & even dementia. Safer alternatives including melatonin and magnesium can be used to support natural healthy sleep cycles without the same short and long term risks and side effects.
Inadequate sleep is linked to long-term health risks including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Common pharmaceutical sleep aids tend to increase a person’s risk while more natural nutritional approaches including melatonin and magnesium appear to decrease cognitive risk while promoting better more restful sleep.
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? Statistics suggest that 40-50% of otherwise healthy adults and children don’t intake enough Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, but what most people don’t realize is that magnesium aids in activating Vitamin D so that your body can use it.
Ideally, following a healthy and well-balanced diet should provide your body with all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients it needs for optimum health. However, even with our best efforts there are some key nutrients that most people simply are not getting enough of without incorporating nutritional supplements.
Most people experience stress and anxiety from situations that are often unavoidable. Magnesium is vital for homeostasis of fight-or-flight hormones and neurotransmitters released in response to stress and anxiety. Low magnesium is associated with mood disorders including stress, anxiety, and depression.