Fernandina Beach Immune-Supporting, Infection-Fighting Vitamins C and D

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 benefits 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 influential!

…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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Schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment 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.

 
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic shares details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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