Sandy Springs Immune-Supporting, Infection-Fighting Vitamins C and D

Infections are on the news. From common colds and flu to the big issue that is all over the news 24/7, infections got our attention. While an answer to “the” infection is being worked on, working to ensure that Sandy Springs immune systems are at their optimum to deal with and ward off what infections it can is worth the effort. Sandy Springs chiropractic patients certainly understand the beneficial aspects of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Cross Chiropractic Center shares their benefits to a healthy immune system as well as some new medical research studies to support them.

VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

When the risk of infection is elevated, we all look for options for prevention and treatment whose risk of side-effects is small. In comes vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant particularly when acquired intravenously. Its potential effect is that of decreasing 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 better known ones, especially when dealing with 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! Cross Chiropractic 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 reduces respiratory tract infection risk. How? It produces cathelicidins and defensins which can lower replication rates of viruses, reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines that inflame and injure the lining of the lungs, and increase anti-inflammatory cytokines. Vitamin D supplementation may be useful to decrease 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 raise the 25(OH)D concentrations initially then taking 5000 IU per day. If someone has an infection currently, higher doses of vitamin D3 may be helpful. (3) Vitamin D is really influential!

…ADD NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PLAN

The published data is meant to be influential when it comes to making recommendations for health. 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 are key contributors also to a strong 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 particularly that Vitamin D deficiency contributed to heightened risk for respiratory infection. Several research papers described that vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of such infections in adults and children. 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 add 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 improve public health and limit the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox about chiropractic care and the immune system on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Sandy Springs 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! Sandy Springs chiropractic care includes nutrition, exercise and spinal manipulation to take care of our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients, family and friends.

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