Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are common in people who struggle with abnormal kidney health. This can put even greater strain on an immune system that is already dealing with its fair share of difficulty. Nutritional supplementation for people with bad kidney health is less of a recommendation and more of a necessity, especially for those going through dialysis. Unfortunately, a lot of people with bad kidney health also mistakenly believe that they are unable to take any additional vitamins or supplements as they may cause further harm to the kidneys. This is simply not true and vitamins can have a strong beneficial effect on the state of your kidneys and your overall health.
During dialysis, vitamins are particularly depleted and supplementation can be a good way to replenish these lost, and vital, nutrients. Additionally, statins, a class of drugs typically prescribed to people with kidney problems at risk of cardiovascular disease can block absorption of CoQ10, an essential natural nutrient.
Here Are Some Must Use Supplements You Should Be Taking:
A high-quality multivitamin should be taken by just about everyone, but especially by people with abnormal kidney function. When taking a multivitamin while dealing with bad kidney health, it’s important you make sure your multivitamin is low in Vitamin A (which is typically elevated in kidney problems), it should also contain iron to help guard against anemia and have an abundance of B-Vitamins, Vitamin-C, Vitamin E2, and zinc.
- Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin D is also known as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin as it’s typically absorbed through sun exposure. Nearly 80% of all people with kidney problems have signs of vitamin D deficiency and vitamin D supplementation has been shown to benefit individuals with bad kidney health. The natural form of vitamin D is vitamin D3 and is a great equalizer of both calcium and phosphorus levels.
Due to the imbalance of good and bad bacteria prevalent in kidney problems, inflammation can often occur which in turn reduces the kidney’s ability to eliminate toxins as effectively. Probiotics, like Kidney Restore, can help you maintain good gut flora balance and also help your kidney to function more effectively and lighten the strain upon it.