Moses Chiropractic Describes the Role of Vitamin C for a Healthy Immune System

The immune system works hard. Like any organ or machine, it needs fuel to keep working hard. The fuel for the immune system is an extensive list of micronutrients, the most discussed being vitamin C, and rightly so. Vitamin C plays an significant role in a healthy functioning immune system. In addition to spine pain care, Moses Chiropractic works with our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients to notice their body’s fuel levels of nutrients like vitamin C. Nutrition is important!

LOW VITAMIN C LEVELS

Researchers studied what factors contribute to low vitamin C status and learned that vitamin C levels are influenced mostly by dietary intake. Diet can be affected by cultural aspects like traditional cooking methods with traditional staple foods like grains which have little vitamin C to give. Environmental factors have a role like geographic region, season, climate, and pollution. Demographic issues like age, race, sex, and socioeconomic factors like deprivation, education, institutionalization, and social class. Health factors like smoking, body weight, pregnancy/lactation, genetic variants, as well as diseases like severe infection or cardiovascular disease or cancerinfluence C levels. Quite a few issues seem to add to vitamin C levels and need to be considered when creating global recommendations for dietary intake. (1) Vitamin C levels are not studied well enough around the world particularly in low- and middle- income countries. Relying on completed studies, researchers report that vitamin C deficiency is usual in low-, middle- and even in subgroups of people in high-income settings. (2) Moses Chiropractic may not be able to address the vitamin C levels of those around the world, but we are here for our West Palm Beach chiropractic friends!

ROLE OF VITAMIN C IN IMMUNE FUNCTION

Vitamin C is a well-known key factor in immune function and epigenetic inflammatory modifications. Vitamin C is optimally obtained by consistent dietary intake. 41.8% of participants in the 2003-2005 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) has insufficient levels of vitamin C. Insufficient vitamin C plasma levels were found in males, adults aged 20-59, Black and Mexican Americans, smokers, those with higher BMI, and those with middle and high poverty to income ratio and food insecurity. These people are at higher risk for inflammatory driven disease with little or no signs of low vitamin C levels. (3) Moses Chiropractic encourage our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients know if they are at risk for low nutrient levels and address those to be as healthy as possible!

IMMUNE SYSTEM

Health and well-being is a delicate balance of many issues; one is a well-functioning immune system. Researchers have established levels of intake of micronutrients like vitamins A, C, D, E and zinc, but many people are low. Deficient levels of such nutrients impair the immune system and weaken its response when it is most needed. In a study of 26,282 adults over age 19 in the 2005-2016 NHANES study, a “prevalence of inadequacy” was seen for all of these:

  • 45% for vitamin A
  • 46% for vitamin C
  • 95% for vitamin D
  • 84% for vitamin E
  • 15% for zinc

Supplementation is explained as beneficial while a recommendation for better understanding of the interactions of multiple nutrient shortages on the immune system is also suggested. This would help identify optimal levels of intake for at-risk people. (4) Moses Chiropractic is ready to check the vitamin C levels of our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients and assist them in adjusting it as needed.

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Moses Chiropractic presents new stats on the importance of vitamin C for the body’s immune system and how levels may be too low for many. 
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