B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. A few are becoming
stars in the Baton Rouge bone health and even Baton Rouge back
pain relief worlds. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and
related fractures are a few of the causes. Spine & Sports Rehab Center
shares new research supporting the
testing of B vitamin levels and addressing any low
levels with diet and supplementation as applicable.
AGING, OSTEOPOROSIS, FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
We’re aging. We’re not alone in this.
Globally, aging is growing. Along with aging comes the growth of osteoporotic
fracture incidence and morbidity, mortality, and cost related to those
fractures. It is quite an unpleasant cycle!
Preventing osteoporosis and enhancing the health of bone is a fair
goal when considering aging. Dietary modification has been shown good as has supplementing
with B vitamins. Recent researchers wrote
that support continues to grow
for the possible protective role of B vitamins especially
B2, B6, folate (B9), and B12 for bone health. Research mentioned
that eating vitamin B enriched foods is one way to go to contain
any unwanted effects of high-dose B vitamin supplementation. (1) It’s important to get the right blend of B
vitamins to do the best for bone health. Spine & Sports Rehab Center will work
with you to find out what is best for you and your
BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
For years, Spine & Sports Rehab Center has read
about the suggestions of Vitamin B for bone health, and the newest
review article of 29 studies supports testing and supplementation of B vitamins.
14 studies reported that blood tests revealing low
serum levels of folate (vitamin B9) are indicators of risk for decreased
bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures in older people, particularly
women. Taking folate vitamin B9
(500mcg-5mg a day) improved BMD in another study. Taking B6 reduced
the risk of hip fracture. These findings lead the researchers to
propose that checking folate and homocysteine blood levels in
elderly patients with osteopenia/osteoporosis is vital. They even
go so far as to state it is mandatory. (2) Vitamin B
is valuable for Baton Rouge bone health!
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFIT OF VITAMIN B
B vitamins may well be a link in managing inflammatory
chemicals through homocysteine control, methylation, decreasing
CRP, etc. The roles of B vitamins – thiamine, pyridoxine, and cyanocobalamin –
in back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders lean toward being anti-inflammatory,
anti-nociceptive, neuroprotective, and neuromodulatory. (3) Big words. Big
concepts. Big deals. Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers that these effects are beneficial
in managing back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and issues affecting bone and spine health via nutrition.
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Make your Baton Rouge
chiropractic appointment soon. None of us will evade
aging. Some of us are just farther along! No matter
your age, trust your bone and spine health to us. We will
see if your B vitamin levels need some tweaking.