Infections are on the news.
From common colds and flu to the larger one
that is all over the news 24/7, infections got our interest.
While a solution to “the” infection is being sought, making sure
that Carrolltown immune systems are at their optimum
to fight and fight off what infections it can is a worthy effort. Carrolltown chiropractic patients certainly
know about the benefits of
vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation presents
their advantages to a healthy immune system as well as
some notable medical research studies to support them.
VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION
When the risk of infection is elevated, we
all look for prevention
and treatment options whose risk of side-effects is low.
In comes vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful
anti-oxidant particularly when acquired intravenously.
Its likely effect is that of reducing
inflammation in the lungs. Vitamin C is written to have antiviral properties as well. (1) L-ascorbic acid of vitamin C is a familiar
anti-viral agent, one of the better known ones, particularly
when facing the influenza virus. Taken
early on in an infection, vitamin C showed anti-viral immune
responses as it raised the production of the anti-viral
cytokine, interferon-α/β. (2) Vitamin C is really influential! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages use of vitamin C.
VITAMIN D TO REDUCE INFECTION RISK
An influential research paper in Nutrients states
that options to drop infection spread are in demand and states
vitamin D as a viable option. Vitamin D decreases respiratory tract infection risk. How? It makes
cathelicidins and defensins which can lower replication rates of viruses,
decrease pro-inflammatory cytokines that inflame and harm
the lining of the lungs, and multiply anti-inflammatory
cytokines. Vitamin D supplementation may be helpful to reduce
respiratory tract infection risk. How? Researchers suggested
that persons at-risk of infection ingest 10,000 IU a day
of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to raise the 25(OH)D concentrations first then consuming
5000 IU a day. If someone has an infection already,
higher doses of vitamin D3 may be helpful. (3) Vitamin D is really
…ADD NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PLAN
The published data is meant to be influential in recommendation decision making.
A lot has been published in the medical literature about the
importance of nutrition and the optimal functioning of the immune system. Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and folate (B9)
along with trace elements like iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, and selenium are key contributors also to a robust immune system that can change
as needed to various threats. Deficiencies of many of these nutrients
is global, leaving many not capable of resisting infections. Authors wrote specifically
that Vitamin D deficiency added to heightened
risk for respiratory infection. Several research papers mentioned
that vitamin D supplementation decreased the risk of such infections
in adults and children. With such information, authors of
a new review of the literature about vitamins and immunity and
respiratory infections said that they strongly urge
public health officials to integrate nutritional
recommendations – even consuming more than the “recommended dietary allowance” (RDA) within recommended upper safety
limits for specific ones like C and D - to their catalog
of guidelines to enhance public health and limit
the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)
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with [[compayname]] today. Having a strong immune system may be the paramount offense against infection as no one likes living with infection 24/7! Go vitamin C! Go vitamin D! Carrolltown
chiropractic care features nutrition, exercise and
spinal manipulation to care for our Carrolltown
chiropractic patients, family and friends.