Fort Wayne 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 interest. While a solution to “the” infection is being worked on, working to make sure that Fort Wayne immune systems are at their optimal level to fight and fight off what infections it can is worth the effort. Fort Wayne chiropractic patients certainly grasp the beneficial aspects of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Aaron Chiropractic Clinic shares their advantages to a healthy immune system with some notable medical research studies to back them up.

VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

When the risk of infection is elevated, we all want prevention and treatment options whose risk of side-effects is small. 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 as well. (1) L-ascorbic acid of vitamin C is a well-known anti-viral agent, one of the more well known ones, especially when dealing with 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 really influential! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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 decreases respiratory tract infection risk. How? It makes cathelicidins and defensins which can lower replication rates of viruses, decrease pro-inflammatory cytokines that inflame and harm the lining of the lungs, and increase anti-inflammatory cytokines. Vitamin D supplementation may be helpful to reduce respiratory tract infection risk. How? Researchers suggested that persons at-risk of infection ingest 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 currently, higher doses of vitamin D3 may be useful. (3) Vitamin D is really influential!

…ADD NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PLAN

The published data is there 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 robust immune system that can change as needed to various threats. Deficiencies of many of these nutrients is worldwide, leaving many unable to resist 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 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 incorporate nutritional recommendations – even taking 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 better public health and restrict the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

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Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with [[compayname]] today. Having 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! Fort Wayne chiropractic care incorporates nutrition, exercise and spinal manipulation to take care of our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients, family and friends.

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