Nutrient Depletion: Blood Pressure Drugs

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Blood pressure drugs such as ACE inhibitors and beta blockers are important medications for many people, but they can come with many side effects, especially as a result of nutrient depletion.

If you are currently on any of blood pressure drugs, talk to a pharmacist about side effects and nutrient depletions.

The following nutrients are usually depleted with long-term use of blood pressure medications:

Magnesium, potassium, calcium, zinc – These important minerals work synergistically to support cardiovascular health.

CoQ10 – This important antioxidant acts as a cofactor in many metabolic pathways, particularly in the production of ATP (energy). It is also is a key nutrient in maintaining a strong heart.

For some people, exercise and diet can eliminate the need for blood pressure medications. Consuming a diet low in sodium and rich in fruits vegetables, and combining that with a daily 30-minute walk, can make a big difference.

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