Prescription Depletion Replacement
Prescription Depletion Replacement is advertised as a dietary supplement designed to counteract the negative effects of taking prescription drugs or over-the-counter (OTC) medication on a permanent basis. According to the manufacturer Goldshield Elite the product is able to provide the essential nutrients (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, etc) which are usually depleted by long term use of prescription medication.
Goldshield Elite is a company composed from three companies: W.T. Rawleigh, Achievers Unlimited and Change International. The company distributes health and home product lines from these three companies following a multi-level-marketing business scheme. Goldshield Elite operates in Canada, United States and United Kingdom and complies with the GMP guidelines set forth by the FDA.
Prescription Depletion Replacement is aimed at people who take prescription medicines and OTC drugs on a regular base and are exposed to the risk of nutrient depletion.
Prescription Depletion Replacement Ingredients
Prescription Depletion Replacement contains the following ingredients: Vitamin A: as retinyl palmitate with natural mixed carotenoids, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and lutein),Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 300 mg, Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopheryl succinate), Thiamin (as thiamin HCl), Riboflavin, Niacin (as niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl), Folate (as folic acid), Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin), Biotin, Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate), Calcium 300 mg (as dicalcium phosphate and calcium citrate-malate-glycinate), Magnesium (as magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate) Zinc (as zinc oxide and zinc citrate), Selenium (as sodium selenite), Chromium (as chromium dinicotinate glycinate), Potassium (as potassium chloride), Coenzyme Q-10, Long pepper, black pepper, and Ginger root (Piper longum, Piper nigrum, Zingiberis officinale).
Prescription Depletion Replacement is a blend of vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts and other nutrients.
It is a known fact that commonly prescribed drugs deplete essential nutrients from our bodies, when used for long periods of time. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs are likely to deplete Vitamin B6, Calcium, potassium, zinc, iron, Folic acid, chromium, and Vitamins K, C and D.
The supplement offers a wide range of vitamins, including all of the B vitamins, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D. Many of these are essential to more than one body process o function. For instance, Vitamin D known as “the sunshine vitamin” helps absorb calcium and helps with bone mineralization. It is also important for the cognitive function and protection of nervous cells. Vitamin D depletion may cause severe asthma in children, muscle weakness, cognitive impairment and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Another important ingredient is Co-enzyme Q10 which is particularly affected by the use of Statins. CoQ10 is an important natural antioxidant and hence is effective against oxidative stress. The enzyme appears to be able to recycle other natural antioxidants in the body, including Vitamin C and E. Preliminary evidence shows CoQ10 may slow progression of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, alleviate migraine headaches, relief fatigue, etc.
Consumer testimonials on Prescription Depletion Replacement are unavailable. The manufacturer recommends taking 2 tablets daily. No side effects or precautions are mentioned. Some distributors offer money back guarantees, while others do not.
- Money back guarantees offered by some distributors
- The formula contains essential nutrients necessary for numerous body functions
- The formula also contains a probiotic blend, which offers extra protection from the side effects of long term use of prescription drugs
- The formula has a high price (approximately $30 for a month’s supply)
- Lack of consumer reviews except some available on one of the distributor’s website
Drug induced nutrient depletion is a real threat to health. Essential vitamins and minerals depletion will undoubtedly negatively impact essential body functions and organs. Antibiotics for example will deplete Calcium, B vitamins, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc among others. Prescription Depletion Replacement offers a solution to preventing depletion of nutrients for an overall healthy body. While the formula did not receive any consumer reviews except a few available on a distributor’s website, we believe the combination of ingredients is likely to work and deliver the advertised results. There is nonetheless little differentiation between this product and other multivitamin and multi-mineral formulations. Perhaps a good option would be to discuss the alternatives with your healthcare provider or with a nutritionist.