Manchester 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. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries cares for Manchester chiropractic patients throughout their lives and endeavors to uphold those lives as active and healthy throughout with chiropractic care that incorporates spinal manipulation plus nutrition, particularly focused on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE ADVANTAGES OF B VITAMINS

There are many B vitamins of importance. B vitamins assist the body’s production and use of energy drawn 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 a year and saved $603 million per year. 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 ease 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 exact examples of B vitamin deficiency problems are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may result in increased homocysteine levels, placing you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 helps antidepressant meds work. B8 (inositol) is reported to help 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 in our younger years. A decent multi-supplement may provide all the B vitamins you require. (3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will figure this out with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Collectively, 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 conditions like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be addressed with improved B12 levels which may be harder for older people as it’s not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks aren’t 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 recently 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 found 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! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries knows and suggests that Manchester chiropractic patients have their B levels checked and improved as necessary.

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 effectiveness of morphine when used for severe pain.  Researchers discovered 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 help you at your next Manchester 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 Manchester chiropractic appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries today to manage and/or prevent cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal issues that may hold you back. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you up and going!

 
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries emphasizes the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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