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Burlington and Hamilton Immune-Supporting, Infection-Fighting Vitamins C and D

Infections are in the headlines. From common colds and flu to the larger issue that is all over the news 24/7, infections got our interest. While a resolution to “the” infection is being sought, working to ensure that Burlington and Hamilton immune systems are at their optimum to deal with and ward off what infections it can is a worthy effort. Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients certainly know about the beneficial aspects of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Spinal Care Clinic presents their benefits to a healthy immune system and some new medical research studies to support them.

VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

When the risk of infection is elevated, we all look for prevention and treatment options whose risk of side-effects is minimal. In comes vitamin C. Vitamin C is a potent anti-oxidant particularly when acquired intravenously. Its potential 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 well-known anti-viral agent, one of the better known ones, especially when facing the influenza virus. Starting it early on in an infection, vitamin C showed anti-viral immune responses as it raised the production of the anti-viral cytokine, interferon-α/β. (2) Vitamin C is really influential! Spinal Care Clinic encourages use of vitamin C.

VITAMIN D TO REDUCE INFECTION RISK

An influential research paper in Nutrients reports that options to reduce infection spread are in demand and states vitamin D as a viable option. Vitamin D reduces the risk of respiratory tract infection. How? It makes cathelicidins and defensins which can drop replication rates of viruses, decrease pro-inflammatory cytokines that inflame and harm the lining of the lungs, and raise anti-inflammatory cytokines. Vitamin D supplementation may be useful to reduce respiratory tract infection risk. How? Researchers suggested that persons at-risk of infection ingest 10,000 IU a day of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to get the 25(OH)D concentrations up first then taking 5000 IU per day. If someone has an infection currently, higher doses of vitamin D3 may be useful. (3) Vitamin D is quite influential!

…ADD NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PLAN

The published data is there 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 iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, 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 not capable of resisting infections. Authors wrote particularly that Vitamin D deficiency contributed to heightened risk for respiratory infection. Several research papers noted that vitamin D supplementation decreased the risk of such infections in kids and adults. With such information, authors of a recent review of the literature about vitamins and immunity and respiratory infections said that they strongly encourage 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 catalog of guidelines to enhance public health and limit the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

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

 
Spinal Care Clinic presents details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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