Nutrient Intake Supplements: A Case Study

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X.P. reported that she dose not take any type of vitamin or mineral supplements. Without taking any type of supplements with the her anticonvulsant medication and regular use of laxatives influences her daily health. The anticonvulsant medication and regular use of laxatives depletes her absorption and metabolism of the vitmamins and minerals that she consumes. If X.P. did take supplementation for the vitamins and minerals that her anticonvulsant medication negatively impacts the supplements would assist in increasing the nutrient intake and help her reach the daily recommended amounts that she is lacking (National Institute of Health, 2016). Taking regular supplementas would increase the amount of vitamins and minerals that are lost while she is regularly taking laxatives after every meal.
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is not consuming enough calcium throughout her daily intake of minerals. The average intake of calcium for X.P. is 419 mg compared to the total of 1000 mg, which is how much she should be consuming on a daily basis. While not consuming enough calcium on a daily basis the foods that provide more than 10% of her calcium her calcium intake are whole wheat tortillas (41%) , creamed with macaroni with cheese (20%) and plain fat free greek yogurt (13%), see Appendix A (Supertracker, 2017). The main focus of calcium for X.P. is to increase her daily consumption of it so that is does not negatively impact her bones, and muscle functions. To increase the amount of calcium that she is consuming, X.P. could provide herself with a variation of different forms of calcium. The consumption of dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese (low-fat, fat-free, fortified soymilk or regular dairy), fortified cereal, and fortified orange juices would increase the variation of calcium to be absorbed. Increasing the amount of calcium intake, X.P. should be aware of the amount of dairy that she consumes so that she does not experience
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