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Colorado Springs Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Osteoporosis. Mood. Spina Bifida. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. Dementia. B vitamin status affects these health issues and more. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR cares for Colorado Springs chiropractic patients throughout their lives and endeavors to sustain those lives as active and healthy throughout with chiropractic care that incorporates spinal manipulation plus nutrition, particularly focused on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF B VITAMINS

There are many B vitamins of importance. B vitamins maintain 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 decreased spina bifida cases by 767 a year and saved $603 million annually. Other diseases also decreased 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 diminish 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 specific examples of B vitamin deficiency problems are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may lead to increased homocysteine levels, placing you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 boosts the action of antidepressants. B8 (inositol) is reported 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 supply all the B vitamins you require. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR will determine this with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Together, they are discussed 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 increased 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 qualities that make it more difficult, too, like those with MTHFR which is connected to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has newly been found linked 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 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! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR understands and urges that Colorado Springs chiropractic patients have their B levels checked and improved as appropriate.

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 improved the success of morphine when used for severe pain.  Researchers made a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may benefit patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let’s talk about how B vitamins may help you at your next Colorado Springs 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 the second case, he shares interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR today to manage and/or avert cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal conditions that may hinder you. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you moving!

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