Vitamins, Minerals, Medications, And Supplements
Many types of vitamins, minerals, medications, and supplements will disrupt the bacteria and yeast levels in an individual's digestive system either negatively or positively. Whey protein is a very common supplement for many individuals who go to the gym, but whey protein has several adverse effects on the efficiency of digestion, and too much protein powder can lead to constipation and indigestion. Many different vitamins and minerals will affect the digestive system negatively, but every individual may have a mixed reaction to different vitamins.
Vitamins with a positive effect on digestion, when taken appropriately, include iron, selenium, vitamin D, and zinc. Prescribed medications can also wreak havoc on the digestive system. Taking an antipsychotic medication can make a patient gain weight and cause a significant shift in bacteria within the digestive system. Anti-inflammatory medication can even lead to bleeding and 'leakiness' of the stomach which can cause food sensitivities as well as stimulate sugar-loving yeasts and bacteria in the stomach.