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

Infections are in the headlines. From common 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 sought, working to make sure that Plainville immune systems are at their optimum to fight and fight off what infections it can is worth the effort. Plainville chiropractic patients certainly know about the beneficial aspects of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Layden Chiropractic presents their advantages to a healthy immune system and some new medical research studies to back them up.

VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

When the risk of infection is great, 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 reducing inflammation in the lungs. Vitamin C is written to have antiviral properties, too. (1) L-ascorbic acid of vitamin C is a recognized anti-viral agent, one of the more well known ones, especially when facing the influenza virus. Starting it early on in an infection, vitamin C showed anti-viral immune responses as it increased the production of the anti-viral cytokine, interferon-α/β. (2) Vitamin C is quite influential! Layden Chiropractic encourages use of vitamin C.

VITAMIN D TO REDUCE INFECTION RISK

An influential research paper in Nutrients reports that options to reduce 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 drop replication rates of viruses, reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines that inflame and injure the lining of the lungs, and multiply anti-inflammatory cytokines. Vitamin D supplementation may be helpful to reduce respiratory tract infection risk. How? Researchers recommended that persons at-risk of infection take 10,000 IU per day of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to raise the 25(OH)D concentrations first then consuming 5000 IU a day. If someone has an infection already, higher doses of vitamin D3 may be helpful. (3) Vitamin D is quite influential!

…ADD NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PLAN

The published data is there to be influential in recommendation decision making. Much 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 heightened risk for respiratory infection. Several research papers noted that vitamin D supplementation decreased the risk of such infections in kids and adults. With such information, authors of a new review of the literature about vitamins and immunity and respiratory infections said 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 ones like C and D - to their catalog of guidelines to enhance public health and limit the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

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Schedule your Plainville 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! Plainville chiropractic care incorporates nutrition, exercise and spinal manipulation to care for our Plainville chiropractic patients, family and friends.

 
Layden Chiropractic presents details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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