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
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!