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Ashburn Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Spina bifida. Osteoporosis. Dementia. Heart disease. Mood. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. B vitamin status affects these health issues and more. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn cares for Ashburn chiropractic patients throughout their lives and endeavors to sustain those lives as active and healthy all along the way with chiropractic care that incorporates spinal manipulation plus nutrition, particularly focused on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE ADVANTAGES OF B VITAMINS

There are many B vitamins of importance. B vitamins assist the body’s production and use of energy derived from food. Foods like fish, poulty, meat, eggs, dairy, green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, some cereals and breads provide B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortification of grains with folate since 1998 decreased spina bifida cases by 767 per year and saved $603 million per year. Other diseases also decreased like myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis adding 266,649 quality-adjusted life-years and saving $3.6 billion annually for cardiac infarction. In Japan, folate-fortified rice reduced the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins ease stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; help memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; reduce the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some specific examples of B vitamin deficiency issues are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may result in raised homocysteine levels, placing you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 boosts the action of antidepressants. B8 (inositol) is shown to improve depression and anxiety. B12 grows more important the older we get as we do not process it as well as we do when we are younger. A good multi-supplement may provide all the B vitamins you need. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn will figure this out with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Together, they are referred to as the B vitamin complex. B vitamin status affects gene-nutrient interactions and more. Folate (B9)-related diseases like spina bifida are avoidable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related issues like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be tackled with improved B12 levels which may be more difficult for older people as it’s not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks are not alone though as some of us have genetic features that make it more difficult, too, like those with MTHFR which is connected to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has recently been found related to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Including B vitamins with pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery lowers the incidence of postoperative delirium often found in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is important for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows and suggests that Ashburn chiropractic patients have their B levels checked and improved as appropriate.

A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION

B vitamins lessened neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers noticed that B vitamins improved the usefulness of morphine when used for severe pain.  Researchers discovered a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may benefit patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let us talk about how B vitamins may benefit you at your next Ashburn chiropractic appointment.

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Chiropractors study nutrition as part of their professional chiropractic training. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who shares  two cases. In the second case, he describes interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Ashburn chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today to manage and/or avert cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal issues that may slow you down. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you moving!

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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