Severna Park Immune-Supporting, Infection-Fighting Vitamins C and D

Infections are in the news. From common colds and flu to the larger issue that is all over the news 24/7, infections have our interest. While a solution to “the” infection is being sought, working to ensure that Severna Park immune systems are at their optimum to deal with and ward off what infections it can is worth the effort. Severna Park chiropractic patients surely grasp the beneficial aspects of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Back And Neck Care Center shares their benefits to a healthy immune system as well as some notable medical research studies to back them up.

VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

When the risk of infection is great, we all look for options for prevention and treatment whose risk of side-effects is low. In comes vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant especially when acquired intravenously. Its likely effect is that of reducing inflammation in the lungs. Vitamin C is written to have antiviral properties, too. (1) L-ascorbic acid of vitamin C is a recognized anti-viral agent, one of the more well known ones, particularly when facing the influenza virus. Starting it early on in an infection, vitamin C demonstrated anti-viral immune responses as it increased the production of the anti-viral cytokine, interferon-α/β. (2) Vitamin C is really influential! Back And Neck Care Center encourages use of vitamin C.

VITAMIN D TO REDUCE INFECTION RISK

An influential research paper in Nutrients states that options to reduce infection spread are in demand and presents vitamin D as a viable option. Vitamin D decreases the risk of respiratory tract infection. How? It produces cathelicidins and defensins which can drop 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 decrease respiratory tract infection risk. How? Researchers recommended that persons at-risk of infection take 10,000 IU per day of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to get the 25(OH)D concentrations up first then consuming 5000 IU per day. If someone has an infection currently, higher doses of vitamin D3 may be helpful. (3) Vitamin D is quite influential!

…ADD NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PLAN

The published data is there to be influential in recommendation decision making. Much has been published in the medical literature about the importance of nutrition and the immune system’s optimal function. Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and folate (B9) along with trace elements like zinc, iron, magnesium, copper, 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 global, leaving many unable to resist infections. Authors wrote specifically that Vitamin D deficiency contributed to heightened risk for respiratory infection. Several research papers mentioned that vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of such infections in adults and children. With such information, authors of a recent review of the literature about vitamins and immunity and respiratory infections stated that they strongly urge public health officials to integrate nutritional recommendations – even consuming more than the “recommended dietary allowance” (RDA) within recommended upper safety limits for specific vitamins like C and D - to their list of guidelines to better public health and curb the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

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Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic appointment with [[compayname]] today. Building a strong immune system may be the top offense against infection as no one wants to live with infection 24/7! Go vitamin C! Go vitamin D! Severna Park chiropractic care includes nutrition, exercise and spinal manipulation to care for our Severna Park chiropractic patients, family and friends.

 
Back And Neck Care Center shares details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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