Fernandina Beach Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Spina bifida. Osteoporosis. Dementia. Heart disease. Mood. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. B vitamin status influences these health issues and more. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic manages health and spine issues for Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients throughout their lives and endeavors to sustain those lives as active and healthy throughout with chiropractic care that includes spinal manipulation as well as nutrition, particularly focused on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF B VITAMINS

There is a variety of B vitamins of importance. B vitamins support the body’s production and use of energy obtained from food. Foods like fish, poulty, meat, eggs, dairy, green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, some cereals and breads provide B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortified-with-folate grains since 1998 dropped spina bifida cases by 767 [[annually]21] and saved $603 million a year. Other diseases also decreased like myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis adding 266,649 quality-adjusted life-years and saving $3.6 billion a year for cardiac infarction. In Japan, folate-fortified rice decreased the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins diminish stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; help memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; decrease the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some exact examples of B vitamin deficiency issues are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may lead to increased homocysteine levels, putting you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 helps antidepressant meds work. B8 (inositol) is reported to help depression and anxiety. B12 grows more significant the older we get as we don’t process it as well as we do when we are younger. A decent multi-supplement may supply all the B vitamins you need. (3) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic will determine this with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Together, they are discussed as the B vitamin complex. B vitamin status affects gene-nutrient interactions and more. Folate (B9)-related diseases like spina bifida are preventable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related issues like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be tackled with improved B12 levels which may be harder for older people as it’s not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks aren’t alone though as some of us have genetic features that make it more difficult, too, like those with MTHFR which is connected to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has newly been found linked to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Adding B vitamins to pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery reduces the incidence of postoperative delirium often reported in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is important for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic understands and suggests that Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients have their B levels tested and improved as needed.

A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION

B vitamins reduced neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers noted that B vitamins enhanced the effectiveness of morphine when used for severe pain.  Researchers discovered a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may aid patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let us talk about how B vitamins may benefit you at your next Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic

Chiropractors study nutrition as part of their professional chiropractic training. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who shares  two cases. In the second case, he describes interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic today to manage and/or avert cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal conditions that may hold you back. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you up and going!

 
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic shares the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
« View All Nutrition Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."