Lynchburg Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Spina bifida. Osteoporosis. Dementia. Heart disease. Mood. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. B vitamin status influences these health issues and more. Palmer Chiropractic Center cares for Lynchburg chiropractic patients throughout their lives and endeavors to sustain those lives as active and healthy throughout with chiropractic care that includes spinal manipulation as well as nutrition, specifically centered on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE ADVANTAGES OF B VITAMINS

There is a variety of B vitamins of value. B vitamins assist the body’s production and use of energy obtained from food. Foods like fish, poulty, meat, eggs, dairy, green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, some cereals and breads provide B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortification of grains with folate since 1998 decreased spina bifida cases by 767 [[annually]21] and saved $603 million per year. Other diseases also decreased like myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis adding 266,649 quality-adjusted life-years and saving $3.6 billion a year for cardiac infarction. In Japan, folate-fortified rice reduced the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins diminish stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; boost memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; decrease the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some specific examples of B vitamin deficiency problems are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may lead to increased homocysteine levels, placing you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 boosts the action of antidepressants. B8 (inositol) is shown to help depression and anxiety. B12 becomes more significant the older we get as we do not process it as well as we do when we are younger. A decent multi-supplement may provide all the B vitamins you require. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center will determine this with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Together, they are discussed as the B vitamin complex. B vitamin status influences gene-nutrient interactions and more. Folate (B9)-related diseases like spina bifida are preventable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related issues like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be addressed with boosted B12 levels which may be more difficult for older people as it is not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks are not alone though as some of us have genetic qualities that make it tougher, too, like those with MTHFR which is connected to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has newly been found linked to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Including B vitamins with pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery lowers the incidence of postoperative delirium often found in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is important for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Palmer Chiropractic Center understands and suggests that Lynchburg chiropractic patients have their B levels tested and improved as needed.

A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION

B vitamins decreased neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers saw that B vitamins improved the success of morphine when implemented for severe pain.  Researchers made a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may benefit patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let us talk about how B vitamins may help you at your next Lynchburg chiropractic appointment.

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Chiropractors study nutrition as part of their professional chiropractic training. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who shares  two cases. In the second case, he shares interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Lynchburg chiropractic appointment with Palmer Chiropractic Center today to manage and/or prevent cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal conditions that may hinder you. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you up and going!

 
Palmer Chiropractic Center emphasizes the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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