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
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 showed 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 makes
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
…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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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
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chiropractic patients, family and friends.