Antidepressants Cause the Brain to Be Depleted of Crucial Nutrients : Dr. Leonard

Antidepressants Cause the Brain to Be Depleted of Crucial Nutrients

Most pharmaceutical drugs only mask symptoms but never fix the real issue. In fact, some can even cause you more health issues.

Many folks are using antidepressants nowadays, but they don’t realize their side effects. Antidepressants can deplete the body of important nutrients, research shows. And can eventually lead to nutrient deficiency. Plus, these deficiencies can cause serious problems like mental illness.

And the worst part about it is that people end up using more meds to mask the side effects caused by antidepressants. Now let’s look into the 3 nutrients you may lose if you use antidepressants.


Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the body. And its deficiency can have a huge impact on the brain. Low magnesium levels in the body can cause anxiety, memory loss, high blood pressure, suicidal thoughts, and migraines.

Studies show that antidepressants deplete the body of magnesium, and can even cause deficiency.

If you’re taking antidepressants, make sure you take magnesium supplements. Alternatively, you can use natural herbs to treat depression.

B Vitamins

Antidepressants and psychiatric meds deplete the body of vitamin B12, B6, B3 and folate. Vitamin B2 helps regulate metabolism, and when the body is deficient of it, you may experience weight gain, thyroid problems, and skin problems.

You can get vitamin B2 from liver, eggs, leafy vegetables, almonds, and mushrooms.

Vitamin B6 supports the nervous system and keeps you in a good mood. Antidepressants deplete the body of this vitamin, so you need to supplement or get it from chicken, bananas, and potatoes.

Antidepressants can also cause levels of folate and vitamin B12 in the blood to drop. Animal foods are the best sources of vitamin B12, get folate from leafy greens, broccoli, strawberries, and asparagus.

Coenzyme Q10

This nutrient determines energy levels in the body. It also helps protect the brain from damage by free radicals. In fact, research shows that taking lots of coenzyme Q10 can help reduce depression.

Antidepressants deplete the body of this nutrient. And that can lead to depression, memory loss, fatigue, and brain fog.

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