Everyone has to deal with stress, and the body has mechanisms designed to adapt and perform under stress. However, if the stress is too intense and becomes chronic, it can result in an unhealthy biological response.
B Vitamin Robbers
Many medications deplete the body of B vitamins. Examples include acid reflux medications such as the Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), Prednisone, Metformin, Antibiotics, Birth Control Pills, Anti-seizure medications, Antidepressants, Chemotherapy drugs such as Methotrexate, and several others. Research has shown that the elderly who take three or more medications are prone to B vitamin deficiencies such as B2, B6, Folate, and B12.
People with absorption issues, such as those with acid reflux and taking PPIs, Crohn’s Disease, or Ulcerative Colitis, may have problems absorbing B vitamins. Many other disease states deplete the body of B vitamins.