The immune system is a hard working system.
Like any organ or machine, it needs fuel to keep
working hard. The fuel for the immune system is an extensive list
of micronutrients, the most talked about being vitamin
C, and rightly so. Vitamin C plays an significant
role in an immune system that works well.
In addition to spine pain care, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic works with our Fort Wayne
chiropractic patients to notice their body’s fuel
levels of nutrients like vitamin C. Nutrition is important!
LOW VITAMIN C LEVELS
Researchers studied what factors add
to low vitamin C status and found that vitamin C levels are influenced
mostly by dietary intake. Diet can be affected by
cultural aspects like traditional cooking methods with
traditional core foods like grains which have little vitamin C to offer.
Environmental factors play a role like geographic region,
season, climate, and pollution. Demographic factors like age, race,
sex, and socioeconomic factors like deprivation, education, institutionalization,
and social class. Health factors like smoking, body weight, pregnancy/lactation,
genetic variants, as well as diseases like severe infection or
cardiovascular disease or cancerinfluence C levels. Quite a few issues seem to contribute to vitamin C levels and need
to be thought about when listing
global recommendations for dietary intake. (1) Vitamin C levels are not studied
very well around the world particularly in
low- and middle- income countries. Completed studies have shown that vitamin C deficiency is usual in low-, middle- and even in subgroups of people in high-income settings.
(2) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic may not be able to fix the vitamin C levels
of those around the world, but we are available to our Fort Wayne
ROLE OF VITAMIN C IN IMMUNE FUNCTION
Vitamin C is a well-known key
factor in immune function and epigenetic inflammatory modifications. Vitamin C
is best obtained by regular dietary intake. 41.8%
of participants in the 2003-2005 National Health and Nutrition Examination
Surveys (NHANES) has deficient levels of vitamin C.
Insufficient vitamin C plasma levels were noted in
males, adults aged 20-59, Black and Mexican Americans, smokers, those with higher BMI, and those with middle and high poverty to income
ratio and food insecurity. These folks are at higher
risk for inflammatory driven disease with little or no signs
of low vitamin C levels. (3) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic urge our Fort Wayne
chiropractic patients recognize if they are at risk for low nutrient
levels and work to raise them to be as healthy as possible!
Health and well-being is a careful balance of
many issues; one is a good functioning
immune system. Researchers have established levels of
intake of micronutrients like vitamins A, C, D, E and zinc, yet
many people‘s levels are low. Deficient levels
of such nutrients damage the immune system and weaken
its response when it is most needed.
In a study of 26,282 adults over age 19 in the 2005-2016 NHANES study, a “prevalence
of inadequacy” was found for all of these:
- 45% for vitamin A
- 46% for vitamin C
- 95% for vitamin D
- 84% for vitamin E
- 15% for zinc
Supplementation is explained as beneficial
while a call for better understanding of the interactions of
multiple nutrient deficiencies on the immune system is also suggested.
This would help detect optimal levels of intake for at-risk
people. (4) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is prepared to check the vitamin
C levels of our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients and assist them in
adjusting it as needed.
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
illustrates the role chiropractic may play in immune
system health as well as how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management works.
Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic
appointment now. Together, we can explore just
how well you are fueling your body to keep the immune system working optimally!