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Millville Chiropractic Care Checks for Vitamin B Deficiency and MMA

Boost your brain (and gut and nervous system) power with B vitamins. But study a little about MMA - methylmalonic acid. That is a big word! It is an even bigger conversion element to comprehend and test. Wilson Family Chiropractic shares just how B vitamins and methylmalonic acid are connected, how they are checked and how essential they are to a smooth functioning body system. Millville vitamin B deficiencies need to be revealed. Your Millville chiropractor is just the one to shine a spotlight on them. Chiropractic services take care of the whole person!

B12 DEFICIENCY EFFECT ON BRAIN

Researchers have acknowledged for some time that Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause severe and irreversible damage to the brain and nervous system. Such deficiency is really an issue for homocysteine (decelerates the conversion of methionine to homocysteine which converts to other amino acids via B12, B11, and B6) and methylmalonic acid (raises) levels. (1) Recently, researchers studied more in depth in what way vitamin B9 folate and B12 deficiencies are related to metabolic diseases and affected memory function, cognitive impairment, glucose metabolism and inflammation modulation. They concluded that folate and B-12 deficiencies damaged memory function by hindering hippocampal insulin signaling and bothering the gut microbiota. (2) The gut and brain are intimately linked! Wilson Family Chiropractic helps Millville chiropractic patients discover just what their B vitamin levels are now so they can boost them as needed to protect the brain and the gut.

HOW TO TEST FOR B12 LEVEL

New research indicated that testing methylmalonic acid serum levels to determine B12 levels more precisely. Testing for methylmalonic acid serum levels is a more accurate way to determine B12 levels. MMA is increased in 90–98% of patients who have B12 deficiency. Why? Methylmalonic acid stays in the myelin sheath of the nerve if B12 does not change it properly. A blood test for MMA can detect vitamin B12 deficiency sooner. The body makes very little MMA – necessary for metabolism and energy production – by itself. MMA levels rise in the blood and urine if there is not enough vitamin B12 available for conversion. (3,4) Wilson Family Chiropractic encourages Millville chiropractic patients to check B levels and increase them as necessary.

HOW TO IMPROVE B12 LEVELS

Potential issues contributing to B12 deficiency are insufficient intake of B12 through diet (animal products [eggs, meat, milk] and algae), weakened absorption due to drugs taken like proton pump inhibitors and histamine 2 receptor agonists), surgical removal of small bowel for Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, bariatric surgery, bacterial overgrowth into small bowel, diabetes’ medication metformin, malnutrition due to alcoholism, and nitrous oxide abuse. (5) To raise B12 levels, Millville chiropractic patients may want to start by addressing the dietary consumption of more vitamin B12-rich foods. Wilson Family Chiropractic is certainly ready to chat about supplementation ideas with you as well. It is all part of the Millville chiropractic treatment plan!

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Schedule your Millville chiropractic visit at Wilson Family Chiropractic today. Your brain, gut and nervous system will appreciate for having your B vitamin levels checked via the MMA connection!

Wilson Family Chiropractic knows B vitamin deficiencies and MMA levels may affect the brain and nervous system functions.  
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