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Millville Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Spina bifida. Osteoporosis. Dementia. Heart disease. Mood. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. B vitamin status affects these health conditions and more. Wilson Family Chiropractic cares for Millville chiropractic patients throughout their lives and endeavors to keep those lives as active and healthy throughout with chiropractic care that involves spinal manipulation as well as nutrition, specifically focused on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF B VITAMINS

There is a variety of B vitamins of value. 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 provide B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortification of grains with folate since 1998 dropped spina bifida cases by 767 per 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; reduce 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 raised homocysteine levels, putting you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 helps antidepressant meds work. 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 require. (3) Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 influences gene-nutrient interactions and more. Folate (B9)-related diseases like spina bifida are preventable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related issues like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be tackled with boosted B12 levels which may be harder 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 more difficult, too, like those with MTHFR which is linked to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has recently been found related to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Adding B vitamins to pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery decreases the incidence of postoperative delirium often reported 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! Wilson Family Chiropractic knows and suggests that Millville chiropractic patients have their B levels checked and addressed 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 saw that B vitamins enhanced the effectiveness 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 help patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let us talk about how B vitamins may benefit you at your next Millville 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 Millville chiropractic appointment with Wilson Family Chiropractic today to manage and/or avert cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal conditions that may slow you down. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you moving!

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