Nutrient Depletion: Blood Pressure Drugs

Posted on by Paula Gallagher

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.