Sandy Springs Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Spina bifida. Osteoporosis. Dementia. Heart disease. Mood. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. B vitamin status affects these health conditions and more. Cross Chiropractic Center manages health and spine issues for Sandy Springs chiropractic patients throughout their lives and endeavors to keep those lives as active and healthy throughout with chiropractic care that includes spinal manipulation plus nutrition, particularly centered on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF B VITAMINS

There are many B vitamins of importance. B vitamins assist the body’s production and use of energy derived from food. Foods like fish, poulty, meat, eggs, dairy, green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, some cereals and breads supply B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortification of grains with folate since 1998 decreased spina bifida cases by 767 [[annually]21] and saved $603 million annually. Other diseases also decreased like myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis adding 266,649 quality-adjusted life-years and saving $3.6 billion a year for cardiac infarction. In Japan, fortification of rice with folate decreased the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins ease stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; help memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; decrease the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some specific examples of B vitamin deficiency issues are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may lead to raised homocysteine levels, placing you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 helps antidepressant meds work. B8 (inositol) is reported to improve depression and anxiety. B12 grows more significant the older we get as we don’t process it as well as we do when we are younger. A good multi-supplement may supply all the B vitamins you need. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center will determine this with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Together, they are discussed as the B vitamin complex. B vitamin status influences gene-nutrient interactions and more. Folate (B9)-related diseases like spina bifida are preventable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related conditions like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be addressed with improved B12 levels which may be more difficult for older people as it’s not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks are not alone though as some of us have genetic qualities that make it more difficult, too, like those with MTHFR which is connected to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has newly been found linked to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Including B vitamins with pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery lowers the incidence of postoperative delirium often found in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is important for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Cross Chiropractic Center understands and suggests that Sandy Springs chiropractic patients have their B levels tested and improved as appropriate.

A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION

B vitamins decreased neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers noticed that B vitamins improved the success of morphine when implemented for severe pain.  Researchers made a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may aid patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let us talk about how B vitamins may benefit you at your next Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment.

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Chiropractors study nutrition as part of their professional chiropractic training. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who shares  two cases. In case #2, he describes interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment with Cross Chiropractic Center today to manage and/or prevent cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal conditions that may hinder you. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you moving!

 
Cross Chiropractic Center emphasizes the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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