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June 25, 2013

Visit your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers for some great nutrition tips! This one is about Vitamin C. Now, don't stop reading this just because you think you know all about Vitamin C! There are new facts and reasons to be sure you are taking in enough Vitamin C.

Vitamin C - It's not just for your immune system anymore!

There are few Baton Rouge folks who don't know that Vitamin C is good for them. It's continually promoted for keeping the common cold away and keeping the immune system intact. But now, Vitamin C or ascorbic acid - a natural organic compound that has antioxidant properties to keep us healthy - may well be good for peripheral neuropathy (symptoms may include numbness, prickling or tingling beginning in the toes or fingers) pain relief. Read on for more.

A new study reports that ascorbic acid promotes myelination - the regrowth of material that surrounds nerves. It's regularly studied in the laboratory using different cells and cultures that show the formation of a collagen and laminin (a protein that is important for the body's cells and organs) matrix when ascorbic acid Vitamin C is added. (1) This collagen and laminin keeps the body together!

image of fruits high in Vitamin C

The use of ascorbic acid is now being considered to conceivably help peripheral neuropathies (other than Charcot Marie Tooth disease) that are due to nerve damage of the peripheral nervous system. This system is the set of nerves that are outside the brain and spinal cord, the nerves that spread all through the body. (1) Great news for those living with peripheral neuropathy!

How can you add to your Vitamin C intake? Eat! Watermelon, strawberries, oranges, cantaloupe, kiwi, tomatoes, mango, broccoli, leafy vegetables, blueberries, pineapple, raspberries, and squash are all tasty and full of Vitamin C. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor enjoys all these tasty options and knows you can pick one or two to enjoy, too!

So partake in some Vitamin C rich foods, and make your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment so we can share our favorite tastes! Contact Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers today.