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Carrolltown Immune-Supporting, Infection-Fighting Vitamins C and D

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 surely 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 influential!

…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 particularly 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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Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment 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.

 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation shares details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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