Baton Rouge Immune-Supporting, Infection-Fighting Vitamins C and D

Infections are in the news. From run-of-the-mill colds and flu to the larger issue that is all over the news 24/7, infections have our interest. While a solution to “the” infection is being worked on, working to ensure that Baton Rouge immune systems are at their optimum to deal with and ward off what infections it can is a worthy effort. Baton Rouge chiropractic patients surely grasp the beneficial aspects of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Spine & Sports Rehab Center shares their advantages to a healthy immune system as well as some impressive medical research studies to support them.

VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

When the risk of infection is high, we all look for prevention and treatment options whose risk of side-effects is low. In comes vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant especially when acquired intravenously. Its potential effect is that of decreasing inflammation in the lungs. Vitamin C is written to have antiviral properties, too. (1) L-ascorbic acid of vitamin C is a well-known anti-viral agent, one of the better known ones, particularly when dealing with the influenza virus. Taken early on in an infection, vitamin C demonstrated anti-viral immune responses as it raised the production of the anti-viral cytokine, interferon-α/β. (2) Vitamin C is really influential! Spine & Sports Rehab Center encourages use of vitamin C.

VITAMIN D TO REDUCE INFECTION RISK

An influential research paper in Nutrients states that options to drop infection spread are in demand and presents vitamin D as a viable option. Vitamin D decreases the risk of respiratory tract infection. How? It makes cathelicidins and defensins which can lower replication rates of viruses, decrease pro-inflammatory cytokines that inflame and harm the lining of the lungs, and increase anti-inflammatory cytokines. Vitamin D supplementation may be helpful to reduce respiratory tract infection risk. How? Researchers suggested that persons at-risk of infection ingest 10,000 IU a day of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to raise the 25(OH)D concentrations initially then consuming 5000 IU a day. If someone has an infection currently, higher doses of vitamin D3 may be useful. (3) Vitamin D is really influential!

…ADD NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PLAN

The published data is meant to be influential in recommendation decision making. 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 strong immune system that can change as needed to various threats. Deficiencies of many of these nutrients is worldwide, leaving many not capable of resisting infections. Authors wrote particularly that Vitamin D deficiency added to heightened risk for respiratory infection. Several research papers mentioned that vitamin D supplementation decreased 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 stated that they strongly encourage public health officials to integrate nutritional recommendations – even taking more than the “recommended dietary allowance” (RDA) within recommended upper safety limits for specific vitamins like C and D - to their list of guidelines to improve public health and restrict the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

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

 
Spine & Sports Rehab Center presents details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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