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
…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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