B Vitamins & Bone Health

B is for Bone! And so are B vitamins!
 
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For so many years, the spotlight has been on calcium and vitamin D for bone. Then, investigation saw that vitamin D then persisted discovering that a legion of vitamins and minerals play into the health of bone. Back And Neck Care Center isn’t surprised at all. The Severna Park chiropractic practice talks about nutrition, spine, exercise, and additional wellness issues with our patients. So let’s concentrate here on B vitamins for bone health.

To start with, age is a big factor in bone health. Time carries on! Bone mineral density (BMD) is an assessment of bone density which signifies the strength of bones as defined by calcium content. That being said, low BMD is predictable with aging and lower weight. (2) Low BMD also increases the risk of fractures. So Back And Neck Care Center advocates for our Severna Park aging (and younger!) patients to pay attention to bone health. So many of the issues with bone trouble come later in life. Bone needs some help now - the point at which it's as young as it's going to be - to sustain it.

That’s where B vitamins come into plan. Researchers are reporting that there might even be a protective role of B vitamins – especially B2, B6, folate and B12. Some more specific findings show that, ironically, B vitamins in clinical trials are not being shown to be effective in reducing the occurrence of fracture. (1) For men, B12 vitamin presence is a significant indicator of BMD at the femoral neck. (2) Vitamin B12 deficiency shows growth retardation and a lack of osteoblasts (the bone-forming cells). It’s possible that B12 interferes with growth hormones. (3) Those with celiac disease - malabsorption of nutritients – may be at higher risk of osteoporosis. With that, vitamin B status may protect against osteoporosis in patients with celiac disease. (4)

So osteoporosis, a disease noted by decreased bone mass and increased fracture risk, is a well-known and recognized growing public health issue. Among the various risk factors for osteoporosis, calcium and vitamin D have well-established protective roles. Now, B vitamins are appropriately added to the list of nutrients protective of bone health and osteoporosis prevention.

So contact Back And Neck Care Center, and discuss your bone health and your nutritional status and risk for bone health conditions that come with aging. Severna Park chiropractic care starts where our patients are (seeking pain relief oftentimes) then expands to wellness care involving nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices. Back And Neck Care Center is your healthcare partner!
 
 
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