Minster Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Osteoporosis. Mood. Spina Bifida. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. Dementia. B vitamin status has an influence on these health conditions and more. Minster Chiropractic Center manages health and spine issues for Minster chiropractic patients throughout their lives and works to uphold those lives as active and healthy all along the way with chiropractic care that involves spinal manipulation as well as nutrition, specifically focused on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF B VITAMINS

There are many B vitamins of value. B vitamins support 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 supply B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortified-with-folate grains since 1998 dropped spina bifida cases by 767 [[annually]21] and saved $603 million annually. Other diseases also dropped in incidence like myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis adding 266,649 quality-adjusted life-years and saving $3.6 billion a year for cardiac infarction. In Japan, folate-fortified rice decreased the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins ease stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; boost memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; decrease the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some certain examples of B vitamin deficiency issues are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may lead to increased homocysteine levels, putting you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 boosts the action of antidepressants. B8 (inositol) is shown to help depression and anxiety. B12 becomes more significant the older we get as we do not process it as well as we do when we are in our younger years. A good multi-supplement may provide all the B vitamins you require. (3) Minster Chiropractic Center will determine this with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Collectively, 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 addressed with improved B12 levels which may be more difficult for older people as it is not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks are not alone though as some of us have genetic features that make it tougher, too, like those with MTHFR which is linked to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has newly 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 reduces the incidence of postoperative delirium often reported in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is vital for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Minster Chiropractic Center knows and urges that Minster chiropractic patients have their B levels checked and improved as needed.

A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION

B vitamins reduced neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers noticed that B vitamins enhanced the usefulness of morphine when implemented for severe pain.  Researchers made a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may aid patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let’s talk about how B vitamins may benefit you at your next Minster 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 presents  two cases. In case #2, he describes interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Minster chiropractic appointment with Minster Chiropractic Center today to manage and/or prevent cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal issues that may hinder you. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you moving!

 
Minster Chiropractic Center emphasizes the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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