Osteoporosis. Mood. Spina Bifida. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. Dementia. B vitamin status has an influence on these health issues and more. Moriarty Chiropractic cares for Nashua chiropractic patients throughout their lives and works to keep those lives as active and healthy through time with chiropractic care that includes spinal manipulation as well as nutrition, specifically centered on B vitamin status.
WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF B VITAMINS
There is a variety of B vitamins of importance. B vitamins maintain 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 provide B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortified-with-folate grains since 1998 dropped spina bifida cases by 767 a year and saved $603 million a 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 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 exact examples of B vitamin deficiency issues are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may lead to increased homocysteine levels, putting 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 don’t 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) Moriarty Chiropractic will determine this with you.
SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS
There are 8 B vitamins. Collectively, they are referred to 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 increased B12 levels which may be harder for older people as it is not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks aren’t 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 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 reduces 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! Moriarty Chiropractic understands and suggests that Nashua chiropractic patients have their B levels tested and addressed as needed.
A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION
B vitamins lessened 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 implemented for severe pain. Researchers discovered 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 Nashua 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 Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty 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 up and going!