Boost your brain (and gut and nervous system) power with B
vitamins. But study a little about MMA - methylmalonic
acid. That is a big word! It’s an even bigger conversion
element to understand and test. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic shares just how
B vitamins and methylmalonic acid are connected, how they are tested
and how important they are to a smooth functioning
body system. Fort Wayne vitamin B deficiencies need to be revealed.
Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is just the one to shine a
spotlight on them. Chiropractic services address the
B12 DEFICIENCY EFFECT ON BRAIN
Researchers have recognized for
some time that Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause serious and irreversible
damage to the brain and nervous system. Such deficiency is truly
an issue for homocysteine (decelerates the conversion of methionine
to homocysteine which converts to other amino acids via B12, B11, and B6) and
methylmalonic acid (raises) levels. (1) Recently,
researchers investigated more in depth just how vitamin B9 folate and B12 deficiencies are related
to metabolic diseases and affected memory function, cognitive
impairment, glucose metabolism and inflammation modulation. They concluded
that folate and B-12 deficiencies impaired memory
function by hindering hippocampal insulin signaling and bothering
the gut microbiota. (2) The gut and brain are intimately linked!
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic helps Fort Wayne chiropractic patients find
out just what their B vitamin levels are currently so they can elevate
them as needed to protect the brain and the gut.
HOW TO TEST FOR B12 LEVEL
New research indicated that testing
methylmalonic acid serum levels to define B12 levels more accurately.
Testing for methylmalonic acid serum levels is a more preceise way
to determine B12 levels. MMA is increased in
90–98% of patients with B12 deficiency. Why? Methylmalonic acid remains
in the myelin sheath of the nerve if B12 doesn’t convert
it appropriately. A blood test for MMA can detect
vitamin B12 deficiency earlier. The body produces very
little MMA – necessary for metabolism and energy production – on
its own. MMA levels rise in the blood and urine if there isn’t sufficient vitamin B12 available for conversion. (3,4)
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic urges Fort Wayne chiropractic patients
to check B levels and increase them as necessary.
HOW TO IMPROVE B12 LEVELS
Potential issues contributing to B12
deficiency are inadequate intake of B12 through diet (animal
products [eggs, meat, milk] and algae), weakened
absorption due to drugs used like proton pump inhibitors and
histamine 2 receptor agonists), surgical removal of small bowel for Crohn’s
disease, celiac disease, bariatric surgery, bacterial overgrowth into small
bowel, diabetes’ medication metformin, malnutrition due to alcoholism, and
nitrous oxide abuse. (5) To raise B12 levels, Fort Wayne
chiropractic patients may want to start by addressing
the dietary consumption of more vitamin B12-rich foods.
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is certainly prepared to discuss
supplementation ideas with you as well. It
is all part of the Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan!
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at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic today. Your brain, gut and nervous system will appreciate for getting your B vitamin levels tested via
the MMA connection!