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Tonawanda Immune-Supporting, Infection-Fighting Vitamins C and D

Infections are in the news. From run-of-the-mill colds and flu to the big one that is all over the news 24/7, infections got our attention. While an answer to “the” infection is being worked on, ensuring that Tonawanda immune systems are at their optimum to deal with and ward off what infections it can is worth the effort. Tonawanda chiropractic patients certainly know about the beneficial aspects of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation shares their advantages to a healthy immune system with some impressive medical research studies to support them.

VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

When the risk of infection is high, we all want prevention and treatment options whose risk of side-effects is low. In comes vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant especially when taken intravenously. Its likely 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 showed anti-viral immune responses as it raised the production of the anti-viral cytokine, interferon-α/β. (2) Vitamin C is quite influential! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation encourages use of vitamin C.

VITAMIN D TO REDUCE INFECTION RISK

An influential research paper in Nutrients reports that options to drop infection spread are in demand and states vitamin D as a viable option. Vitamin D reduces respiratory tract infection risk. How? It makes cathelicidins and defensins which can lower replication rates of viruses, reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines that inflame and injure the lining of the lungs, and increase anti-inflammatory cytokines. Vitamin D supplementation may be useful 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 first then consuming 5000 IU per day. If someone has an infection currently, higher doses of vitamin D3 may be useful. (3) Vitamin D is quite influential!

…ADD NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PLAN

The published data is meant to be influential when it comes to making recommendations for health. 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 global, leaving many not capable of resisting infections. Authors wrote specifically that Vitamin D deficiency added to increased risk for respiratory infection. Several research papers noted that vitamin D supplementation decreased the risk of such infections in adults and children. With such information, authors of a new review of the literature about vitamins and immunity and respiratory infections said that they strongly urge public health officials to add nutritional recommendations – even consuming more than the “recommended dietary allowance” (RDA) within recommended upper safety limits for specific vitamins like C and D - to their catalog of guidelines to enrich public health and curb the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

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

 
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation presents details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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