Why So Many Side Effects?

If you watch a drug commercial, what stands out is the end – when they state the long list of terrifying side-effects.  What we know now is that many of these ill-effects come from the fact that medications can cause intense nutrient deficiencies.

For example, nearly every prescription medication and many over-the-counter painkillers like NSAIDS (Motrin, Advil, Ibuprofen, etc.) lower B9 (Folic acid). B9 is a critical vitamin and insufficiencies can contribute to chronic disease progression of many kinds.  Folate is the form of B9 that occurs naturally in foods and the only kind you should take in a supplement.  When you see folic acid in a supplement, it is cheaper synthetic version that the human body doesn’t seem to absorb very well.  Our bodies have trouble converting folic acid into the active, usable form of vitamin B9.

The most ironic drugs causing serious vitamin deficiencies are proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Nexium and Prilosec.  People are told to take them to improve or “fix” their digestion; often prescribed for acid reflux or heartburn.  However, PPIs can slow down or stop the absorption of B12, a vitamin essential for neurological health and muscle function.  Additionally, PPIs can cause a reduction in Magnesium and Calcium absorption, more elements critical to an individual’s survival.

You can continue down the list of drugs and their subsequent, negative impact on vitamin and mineral levels.  Once you’ve taken a drug and created the deficiency, the deficiency generally remains unless corrected with a regular regimen of supplements and the right kind of foods.  With the vast majority of people taking or having taken drugs, most will badly need an aggressive supplement and dietary program to correct their nutrient levels.

All Vitalleo products are manufactured with a strong commitment to the ideal form, dose, and quality of nutrients necessary to support the body’s own, inherent ability to both heal and sustain health. To learn more or start supplying the Vitalleo’s Edison System, click here.