Boost your brain (and gut and nervous system) power with B
vitamins. But learn a little about MMA - methylmalonic
acid. That’s a big word! It’s an even bigger conversion
element to comprehend and test. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation shares just how
B vitamins and methylmalonic acid are connected, how they are checked
and how essential they are to a smooth operating
body system. Tonawanda vitamin B deficiencies need to be checked.
Your Tonawanda chiropractor is just the one to shine a
spotlight on them. Chiropractic services address the
B12 DEFICIENCY EFFECT ON BRAIN
Researchers have acknowledged for
some time that Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause serious and irreversible
damage to the brain and nervous system. Such deficiency is truly
an issue for homocysteine (decelerates the conversion of methionine
to homocysteine which converts to other amino acids via B12, B11, and B6) and
methylmalonic acid (raises) levels. (1) Recently,
researchers studied more deeply just how vitamin B9 folate and B12 deficiencies are related
to metabolic diseases and influenced memory function, cognitive
impairment, glucose metabolism and inflammation modulation. They concluded
that folate and B-12 deficiencies damaged memory
function by hampering hippocampal insulin signaling and bothering
the gut microbiota. (2) The gut and brain are intimately linked!
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation helps Tonawanda chiropractic patients discover just what their B vitamin levels are currently so they can boost
them as needed to safeguard the brain and the gut.
HOW TO TEST FOR B12 LEVEL
New research pointed to testing
methylmalonic acid serum levels to define B12 levels more accurately.
Testing for methylmalonic acid serum levels is a more accurate means
to figure out B12 levels. MMA is increased in
90–98% of patients who have B12 deficiency. Why? Methylmalonic acid remains
in the myelin sheath of the nerve if B12 doesn’t convert
it appropriately. A blood test for MMA can detect
vitamin B12 deficiency earlier. The body makes very
little MMA – necessary for metabolism and energy production – by itself. MMA levels rise in the blood and urine if there is
not sufficient vitamin B12 available for conversion. (3,4)
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation urges Tonawanda chiropractic patients
to check B levels and improve them as necessary.
HOW TO IMPROVE B12 LEVELS
Potential issues contributing to B12
deficiency are inadequate intake of B12 through diet (animal
products [eggs, meat, milk] and algae), weakened
absorption due to drugs taken like proton pump inhibitors and
histamine 2 receptor agonists), surgical removal of small bowel for Crohn’s
disease, celiac disease, bariatric surgery, bacterial overgrowth into small
bowel, diabetes’ medication metformin, malnutrition due to alcoholism, and
nitrous oxide abuse. (5) To improve B12 levels, Tonawanda
chiropractic patients may choose to address
the dietary consumption of more vitamin B12-rich foods.
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is certainly prepared to chat about
supplementation ideas with you as well. It
is all part of the Tonawanda chiropractic treatment plan!
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Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment
at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation today. Your brain, gut and nervous system will appreciate for having your B vitamin levels tested via
the MMA connection!