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Vitamin C Benefits: Daily, Pre- and Post-Surgically

Vitamin C – It’s so nice to highlight a different vitamin! Vitamin D hogs the press today, rightfully so for its influence on so many body systems and conditions. But Vitamin C warrants attention, too. Vitamin C is a cornerstone vitamin, a go-to vitamin for immunity, healing, and much more. Spinal Care Clinic presents some recent facts about Vitamin C and encourages our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients and loved ones to check your Vitamin C intake and modify as necessary.

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First, classic research points to the antioxidant capability of vitamin C. It also reports that vitamin c improves oxidative damage to DNA and lipids and proteins. (1) All good! New research supports vitamin C for immunity as it reports long-term high-dose intake of vitamin C effectively maintains immune cells. (1) For everyday Burlington and Hamilton health, taking vitamin C appears beneficial!

Spinal Care Clinic knows Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients and their family members have to undergo surgery from time to time for various issues, so this new information about vitamin C is valuable!  Specifically, new research says vitamin C is important pre-surgically for healing and disease prevention. A dose of Vitamin C (2 G) before surgery may reduce the need for morphine post-surgery. Vitamin C supplementation (1 G) for 50 days pre-op may prevent chronic regional pain syndrome after extremity surgery. (2) New statistics like this gets Spinal Care Clinic to take a closer look at just how valuable vitamin C is! How about you?

So Spinal Care Clinic encourages Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic clients to scrutinize their nutritional supplements. Vitamin D is important. Multiple supplements are essential. Calcium supplementation remains crucial. Let’s take another look at Vitamin C intake, especially if you are facing a surgery soon! Contact Spinal Care Clinic to talk more about your specific supplementation needs and how they're being met.

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