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

Infections are in the headlines. From run-of-the-mill colds and flu to the big issue that is all over the news 24/7, infections have our attention. While a solution to “the” infection is being sought, making sure that Lynchburg immune systems are at their optimal level to fight and fight off what infections it can is worth the effort. Lynchburg chiropractic patients surely understand the beneficial aspects of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Palmer Chiropractic 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 taken intravenously. Its likely 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 familiar 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! Palmer Chiropractic Center 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 the risk of respiratory tract infection. How? It produces cathelicidins and defensins which can drop 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 take 10,000 IU per day of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to get the 25(OH)D concentrations up initially then consuming 5000 IU per day. If someone has an infection already, higher doses of vitamin D3 may be helpful. (3) Vitamin D is really influential!

…ADD NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PLAN

The published data is meant to be influential in recommendation decision making. Much has been published in the medical literature about the importance of nutrition and the immune system’s optimal function. Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and folate (B9) along with trace elements like zinc, iron, magnesium, copper, and selenium are key contributors also to a strong immune system that can adapt to various threats. Deficiencies of many of these nutrients is global, leaving many unable to resist infections. Authors wrote particularly that Vitamin D deficiency contributed to heightened risk for respiratory infection. Several research papers described that vitamin D supplementation reduced 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 list of guidelines to better public health and limit the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox about chiropractic care and the immune system on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

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

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