May 19, 2011 in Medical (F)
[prMac.com] Rochester, New York - Recognizing the nutrients that medications may drain from your body is essential to keep healthy. Information provided by the new app Nutrient Depletions 1.1, now available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, brings that essential information on hand instantly. The Comprehensive reference guide identifies more than 700 commonly prescribed drugs known to deplete the body of its natural nutrients. A quick and easy search capability provides the information in seconds. Recommendations on nutrient replenishment from natural food sources present the solution to maintain proper nutrient levels. Nutrient Depletions creates awareness about concerns of drug-induced symptoms to empower patients to have informed conversations with physicians about the side effects of their medications.
"After a recent visit to my physician I was told that my blood calcium levels were on the low side," said Bob Begert, RPh, pharmacist at Milex Drugs, Caledonia, N.Y. "I bought Nutrient Depletions and realized the three medications I was taking all depleted calcium. I wish I would've known about this years ago. I'm recommending it to all my customers to help them have more information about their medications so they stay aware of how to adjust their diets. For less than the cost of a bottle of a multi-vitamin supplement, my patients can really benefit by learning the potential side effects of their medications."
For consumers, Nutrient Depletions provides you with valuable information to balance your medications and diets. Certain medications will deplete nutrients in your body and you can help reverse those effects by replacing nutrients with healthy food sources. Taking a cholesterol-lowering medication for long periods of time can deplete Folic acid, Calcium, and Iron. A long term result of Folic Acid deficiency can lead to other medical conditions, such as anemia. Folic acid is a B vitamin and its role is to help the body make new red blood cells. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen throughout your body. Low red blood cell levels can leave you feeling weak and tired and causes anemia. It is important to monitor the effects your medications have on your body so you can have informed discussions with your health care practitioner about making changes to incorporate healthy foods into your diet. Good sources of Folic Acid include green leafy vegetables, whole grains, and fruits.
For healthcare professionals, better information means better care. Nutrient Depletions enhances the quality of patient care by providing a portable reference guide to look up nutrients depleted for your patient's medication regimens. Have the information you need at your fingertips and make recommendations while evaluating a patient's medical records. Become the source of information for your patients in real-time without waiting for internet connections or fumbling through medical books.
Easy and simple to use! Perform a search by medicine name or category, research a list of nutrients depleted by that medication, and see a list of the food sources you can eat to replenish those nutrients. It provides a quick and easy reference guide to use to supplement your diet while taking medications, and helps you have an informed discussion with your health care providers.
You can also share what you found with your family and friends by clicking on the email icon. The Nutrient Depletions app will direct users to the default email service on your mobile device to send the email to yourself or to friends.
Sources of information include:
* United States Food and Drug Administration
* National Institute of Health
* United States Office of Dietary Supplements
* National Cancer Institute
* United States Department of Agriculture
* and more
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 0.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Nutrient Depletions 1.1 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category.
Nutrient Depletions was created by the joint efforts of TwinSis, LLC and NOCUBE, LLC. NOCUBE, is devoted to providing information to improve the health of individuals by developing innovative health care products. NOCUBE, LLC is a Rochester, NY based company. Copyright (C) 2011 NOCUBE. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.