Part 1 - Nutrient robbers: Common Vitamin A and D blockers

  1. Antacids are one of the most commonly used medications, but they block the absorption of Vitamin A.
  2. Air pollution also blocks Vitamin A.
  3. Statins (for cholesterol) and barbiturates (found in sleep aids) also block the body from absorbing Vitamin A.
  4. Mineral oil (which shouldn't be taken for anything anymore) also blocks Vitamin A, and can have dramatic effects on the immune system, especially in children.
  5. Antacids also block the absorption of Vitamin D.
  6. Anticonvulsive drugs and sedatives are also common medicines that block Vitamin D.
  7. Cortizone and pollution are also blockers of Vitamin D.


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