West Palm Beach Immune-Supporting, Infection-Fighting Vitamins C and D

Infections are in the headlines. From common colds and flu to the big one that is all over the news 24/7, infections have our interest. While a solution to “the” infection is being worked on, working to make sure that West Palm Beach immune systems are at their optimum to deal with and ward off what infections it can is worth the effort. West Palm Beach chiropractic patients surely know about the benefits of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Moses Chiropractic presents their benefits to a healthy immune system with some impressive medical research studies to support them.

VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

When the risk of infection is high, we all hope for prevention and treatment options whose risk of side-effects is minimal. In comes vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant especially when acquired intravenously. Its potential effect is that of decreasing inflammation in the lungs. Vitamin C is written to have antiviral properties as well. (1) L-ascorbic acid of vitamin C is a recognized anti-viral agent, one of the more well known ones, especially when facing the influenza virus. Taken 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! Moses Chiropractic 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 injure the lining of the lungs, and multiply anti-inflammatory cytokines. Vitamin D supplementation may be helpful to reduce respiratory tract infection risk. How? Researchers suggested that persons at-risk of infection take 10,000 IU a day of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to get the 25(OH)D concentrations up initially then consuming 5000 IU per day. If someone has an infection already, higher doses of vitamin D3 may be helpful. (3) Vitamin D is quite influential!

…ADD NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PLAN

The published data is meant to be influential in recommendation decision making. Much has been published in the medical literature about the importance of nutrition and the optimal functioning of the immune system. Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and folate (B9) along with trace elements like zinc, iron, magnesium, copper, and selenium also are important contributors to a robust immune system that can adapt to various threats. Deficiencies of many of these nutrients is global, leaving many unable to resist infections. Authors wrote specifically that Vitamin D deficiency added to increased risk for respiratory infection. Several research papers described that vitamin D supplementation decreased the risk of such infections in adults and children. 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 incorporate nutritional recommendations – even taking more than the “recommended dietary allowance” (RDA) within recommended upper safety limits for specific vitamins like C and D - to their list of guidelines to enhance public health and curb the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

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Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with [[compayname]] today. Building a strong immune system may be the best offense against infection as no one wants to live with infection 24/7! Go vitamin C! Go vitamin D! West Palm Beach chiropractic care features nutrition, exercise and spinal manipulation to take care of our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients, family and friends.

 
Moses Chiropractic presents details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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