Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are common in people who struggle with chronic kidney disease. This can put even greater strain on an immune system that is already dealing with its fair share of difficulty. Nutritional supplementation for kidney disease sufferers is less of a recommendation and more of a necessity, especially for those going through dialysis. Unfortunately, a lot of kidney disease sufferers 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 CKD patients 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 chronic kidney disease. When taking a multivitamin while struggling with kidney disease, it’s important you make sure your multivitamin is low in Vitamin A (which is typically elevated in kidney disease), 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 CKD patients have signs of vitamin D deficiency and vitamin D supplementation has been shown to benefit every aspect of chronic kidney disease. 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 chronic kidney disease cases, 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.