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

Infections are in 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 resolution to “the” infection is being worked on, ensuring that Auburn immune systems are at their optimal level to fight and fight off what infections it can is worth the effort. Auburn chiropractic patients surely grasp the benefits of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. shares their advantages to a healthy immune system as well as some new medical research studies to support them.

VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

When the risk of infection is high, we all want options for prevention and treatment whose risk of side-effects is small. In comes vitamin C. Vitamin C is a potent anti-oxidant especially when taken intravenously. Its potential 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 recognized anti-viral agent, one of the more well known ones, especially when dealing with the influenza virus. Taken early on in an infection, vitamin C demonstrated anti-viral immune responses as it increased the production of the anti-viral cytokine, interferon-α/β. (2) Vitamin C is quite influential! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. encourages use of vitamin C.

VITAMIN D TO REDUCE INFECTION RISK

An influential research paper in Nutrients states that options to reduce infection spread are in demand and states vitamin D as a viable option. Vitamin D reduces the risk of respiratory tract infection. How? It produces cathelicidins and defensins which can drop replication rates of viruses, decrease pro-inflammatory cytokines that inflame and injure the lining of the lungs, and multiply anti-inflammatory cytokines. Vitamin D supplementation may be useful to reduce respiratory tract infection risk. How? Researchers suggested that persons at-risk of infection ingest 10,000 IU per 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 when it comes to making recommendations for health. 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 also are important contributors 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 specifically that Vitamin D deficiency contributed to increased risk for respiratory infection. Several research papers mentioned that vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of such infections in kids and adults. 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 incorporate nutritional recommendations – even consuming more than the “recommended dietary allowance” (RDA) within recommended upper safety limits for specific vitamins like C and D - to their catalog of guidelines to better public health and limit the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

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Schedule your Auburn chiropractic appointment with [[compayname]] today. Having a strong immune system may be the paramount offense against infection as no one wants to live with infection 24/7! Go vitamin C! Go vitamin D! Auburn chiropractic care features nutrition, exercise and spinal manipulation to care for our Auburn chiropractic patients, family and friends.

 
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. shares details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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