Vitamin Deficiencies

12 Oct: 7 Common Vitamin Deficiencies & What You Can Do to Prevent Them

Vitamins and minerals keep our body functioning healthily and allow us to go about our day feeling great. When we have the right vitamins in our bodies, we feel awake, ready for the day ahead, and generally feel good. Unfortunately, when we’re deficient in certain vitamins, we can start to feel a bit “off” and irritable. From being sick, getting poor sleep, or experiencing more serious consequences, a vitamin deficiency can cause serious problems. Vitamin deficiencies are not all that uncommon. While eating a well balanced and healthy meal can prevent vitamin deficiencies from occurring, not all of us eat the meals that we should. 7 Common Vitamin Deficiencies & How You Can Prevent Them Here are some of the…

There Are Some Vitamins You CAN Mix with Your Medication

10 Apr: There Are Some Vitamins You CAN Mix with Your Medication

Have you ever been told that you can’t take vitamin supplements with your medications or that you really need to be careful when doing so?  You certainly do need to exercise caution because the combination of vitamins and prescription medication can cause a myriad of problems, but vitamin supplements CAN be beneficial with prescription medications IF you take the right combination.  Let’s take a look at a few examples of a potent and beneficial combination of medication and vitamins. Antidepressants, such as Zoloft and Lexapro, are well-paired with the B vitamins, particularly vitamins B6 and B12. People taking Metformin for type 2 diabetes will do well to take vitamin B12 and fish oil. When taking antibiotics, such as Amoxicillin or…

16 Jan: Do supplements and prescription drugs interact?

Yes — although a lot of people don’t realize it. Pharmacist Sue Brenan advises consumers not to use herbal or dietary supplements with their medicine without talking with a pharmacist or physician. Here’s Sue: I’m sure the Puppet Show Dude would not agree with Sue on this one. Sue actually might be more persuasive if she employed puppets in her video.