Paramus Immune-Supporting, Infection-Fighting Vitamins C and D

Infections are on the news. From run-of-the-mill colds and flu to the big one that is all over the news 24/7, infections got our interest. While a resolution to “the” infection is being worked on, ensuring that Paramus immune systems are at their optimum to fight and fight off what infections it can is worth the effort. Paramus chiropractic patients certainly know about the benefits of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center presents their advantages to a healthy immune system with some notable medical research studies to back them up.

VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

When the risk of infection is elevated, we all look for prevention and treatment options whose risk of side-effects is minimal. In comes vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant particularly when acquired intravenously. Its potential effect is that of decreasing inflammation in the lungs. Vitamin C is written to have antiviral properties as well. (1) L-ascorbic acid of vitamin C is a recognized anti-viral agent, one of the more well known ones, especially when dealing with the influenza virus. Taken early on in an infection, vitamin C showed anti-viral immune responses as it increased the production of the anti-viral cytokine, interferon-α/β. (2) Vitamin C is quite influential! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center encourages use of vitamin C.

VITAMIN D TO REDUCE INFECTION RISK

An influential research paper in Nutrients reports that options to reduce infection spread are in demand and states vitamin D as a viable option. Vitamin D reduces the risk of respiratory tract infection. How? It makes cathelicidins and defensins which can drop replication rates of viruses, reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines that inflame and harm the lining of the lungs, and raise anti-inflammatory cytokines. Vitamin D supplementation may be useful to reduce respiratory tract infection risk. How? Researchers suggested that persons at-risk of infection ingest 10,000 IU per day of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to raise the 25(OH)D concentrations initially then taking 5000 IU a day. If someone has an infection already, higher doses of vitamin D3 may be useful. (3) Vitamin D is quite influential!

…ADD NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PLAN

The published data is meant to be influential when it comes to making recommendations for health. Much has been published in the medical literature about the importance of nutrition and the immune system’s optimal function. Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and folate (B9) along with trace elements like iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, and selenium are key contributors also to a robust immune system that can change as needed to various threats. Deficiencies of many of these nutrients is worldwide, leaving many unable to resist infections. Authors wrote specifically that Vitamin D deficiency contributed to heightened risk for respiratory infection. Several research papers mentioned that vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of such infections in adults and children. With such information, authors of a new review of the literature about vitamins and immunity and respiratory infections said that they strongly encourage public health officials to add nutritional recommendations – even consuming more than the “recommended dietary allowance” (RDA) within recommended upper safety limits for specific vitamins like C and D - to their list of guidelines to enhance public health and limit the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox about chiropractic care and the immune system on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Paramus chiropractic appointment with [[compayname]] today. Building a strong immune system may be the best offense against infection as no one wants to live with infection 24/7! Go vitamin C! Go vitamin D! Paramus chiropractic care incorporates nutrition, exercise and spinal manipulation to care for our Paramus chiropractic patients, family and friends.

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center shares details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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