Infections are on the news.
From run-of-the-mill colds and flu to the big one
that is all over the news 24/7, infections got our attention.
While a solution to “the” infection is being sought, working to ensure
that Fernandina Beach immune systems are at their optimum
to deal with and ward off what infections it can is worth
the effort. Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients certainly
grasp the beneficial aspects of
vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic presents
their advantages to a healthy immune system and
some notable medical research studies to support them.
VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION
When the risk of infection is great, we
all hope for options for prevention and treatment whose risk of side-effects is minimal.
In comes vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful
anti-oxidant particularly when taken intravenously.
Its likely effect is that of lowering
inflammation in the lungs. Vitamin C is written to have antiviral properties,
too. (1) L-ascorbic acid of vitamin C is a familiar
anti-viral agent, one of the better known ones, especially
when facing the influenza virus. Taken
early on in an infection, vitamin C demonstrated anti-viral immune
responses as it raised the production of the anti-viral
cytokine, interferon-α/β. (2) Vitamin C is really influential! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 reduces respiratory tract infection risk. How? It produces
cathelicidins and defensins which can lower replication rates of viruses,
decrease pro-inflammatory cytokines that inflame and injure
the lining of the lungs, and increase anti-inflammatory
cytokines. Vitamin D supplementation may be useful to reduce
respiratory tract infection risk. How? Researchers recommended
that persons at-risk of infection take 10,000 IU a day
of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to get the
25(OH)D concentrations up first then taking
5000 IU a day. If someone has an infection currently,
higher doses of vitamin D3 may be helpful. (3) Vitamin D is really
…ADD NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PLAN
The published data is there to be influential in recommendation decision making.
A lot has been published in the medical literature about the
importance of nutrition and the immune
system’s optimal function. Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and folate (B9)
along with trace elements like zinc, iron,
magnesium, copper, and selenium are key contributors also to a robust immune system that can adapt to various threats. Deficiencies of many of these nutrients
is worldwide, 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 reduced the risk of such infections
in adults and children. With such information, authors of
a recent review of the literature about vitamins and immunity and
respiratory infections said that they strongly encourage
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 list
of guidelines to better 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 top offense against infection as no one wants
to live with infection 24/7! Go vitamin C! Go vitamin D! Fernandina Beach
chiropractic care includes nutrition, exercise and
spinal manipulation to take care of our Fernandina Beach
chiropractic patients, family and friends.