Why Do I Need Different Amounts of Vitamins and Minerals?
People living with CKD have special needs when it comes to vitamins and minerals. There are several reasons why.
Our body gets vitamins and minerals from the food we eat. People with CKD may be limited to eating certain foods. They also may not always feel like eating. This can mean they may not get enough of the right vitamins and minerals.
Plus, people with CKD may need more of certain vitamins and minerals. This may be because of medicines they are taking. It might also be because specific vitamins and minerals are removed during dialysis treatments.
People with kidney disease can have extra waste in their blood which can change the way the body uses vitamins. It can also reduce the body’s ability to produce certain vitamins, such as Vitamin D.
Knowing why you need more vitamins and minerals, how much to have, and how to get them is important to feeling your best.
Ask your kidney doctor or renal dietitian about which vitamins and minerals to add to your diet.