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General Factors Involved in Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Chiro.Org Blog: Several general factors are involved in vitamin and mineral deficiencies. For example, abnormal loss and utilization or subnormal absorption, intake, storage, or transport, singularly or in combination, may readily lead to symptoms of nutritional deficiency. Drugs and nutrients often have adverse interactions. Drugs usually interfere with normal cellular nutrition by: (1) depressing the central appetite center, (2) decreasing normal blood levels (eg, excessive excretion), (3) interfering with the nutrient’s storage or metabolism, (4) developing a chemical antagonism (eg, inactivate), (5) increasing the action of ingested antivitamins or antiminerals, or (6) destroying intestinal bacteria necessary to synthesize the nutrient. […]