B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. Some are rising
stars in the Burlington and Hamilton bone health and even Burlington and Hamilton back
pain relief spheres. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and
related fractures are a few of the reasons. Spinal Care Clinic
shares new research supporting the
testing of B vitamin levels and addressing any low
levels with diet and supplementation as appropriate.
AGING, OSTEOPOROSIS, FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
We’re aging. We’re not alone in it.
Globally, aging is growing. Along with aging comes the growth of osteoporotic
fracture incidence and morbidity, mortality, and cost related to those
fractures. It is quite an unpleasant circle!
Preventing osteoporosis and improving the health of bone is a reasonable
goal when considering aging. Dietary modification has been shown effective as has the supplementation of B vitamins. Recent researchers wrote
that support keeps expanding
for the possible protective role of B vitamins especially
B2, B6, folate (B9), and B12 for bone health. Research suggested
that eating vitamin B enriched foods is one option to contain
any unwanted effects of high-dose B vitamin supplementation. (1) It
is important to get the right combination of B
vitamins to be optimal for bone health. Spinal Care Clinic will collaborate
with you to find out what is best for you and your
BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
For a long time, Spinal Care Clinic has studied the suggestions of Vitamin B for bone health, and the newest
review article of 29 studies supports testing and supplementation of B vitamins.
14 studies reported that blood tests revealing low
serum levels of folate (vitamin B9) are signs of risk for reduced
bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures in older people, particularly
women. Taking folate vitamin B9
(500mcg-5mg a day) improved BMD in another study. Taking B6 decreased
the risk of hip fracture. These findings lead the researchers to
propose that checking folate and homocysteine blood levels in
elderly patients with osteopenia/osteoporosis is crucial. They even
go so far as to say it is mandatory. (2) Vitamin B
is valuable for Burlington and Hamilton bone health!
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFIT OF VITAMIN B
B vitamins may well be a link in managing inflammatory
chemicals through homocysteine control, methylation, decreasing
CRP, etc. The roles of B vitamins – thiamine, pyridoxine, and cyanocobalamin –
in back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders lean toward being anti-inflammatory,
anti-nociceptive, neuroprotective, and neuromodulatory. (3) Big words. Big
concepts. Big deals. Spinal Care Clinic offers that these effects are helpful
in managing back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and issues involving bone and spine health via nutrition.
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chiropractic appointment soon. None of us will escape
aging. Some of us are just farther along! No matter
your age, entrust your bone and spine health to us. We’ll
see if your B vitamin levels need some adjusting.