But have you ever thought about what those pills do to the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to absorb?
"Common sense simply says if your drug depletes zinc out of your body, make sure you have enough zinc. You don't need a PhD to understand that. And there's no guarantee that with out diet we get enough zinc or magnesium or selenium... there's just this misconception that we get all the good healthy vitamins and minerals we need out of a balanced diet. "
Ray Yingling runs Vita Source on Monroe Street in Madison.
He's concerned about deficiencies caused by medication that can cause "symptoms" like muscle tension, anxiety, irritability even depression.
The birth control pill for women is a very good example... which can deplete several B vitamins especially for vegetarians.
Ray hopes that more people will come in to his vitamin and nutrient store to learn more... whether you're on blood pressure medication or just want to take the right multi-vitamin.
" There's a lot of contention on what's actually ... one a good one and secondly what's enough. For example, your RDA values your 100% daily needed values was made in the 1930's to keep away scurvy, rickets, polegra, and berry berry. It's kind of out - dated. "
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