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San Jose Immune-Supporting, Infection-Fighting Vitamins C and D

Infections are in the headlines. From common colds and flu to the larger issue that is all over the news 24/7, infections have our attention. While an answer to “the” infection is being worked on, working to make sure that San Jose immune systems are at their optimum to fight and fight off what infections it can is worth the effort. San Jose chiropractic patients surely know about the beneficial aspects of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Chiropractic Solutions presents their benefits to a healthy immune system and some impressive 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 especially when acquired intravenously. Its potential effect is that of lowering inflammation in the lungs. Vitamin C is written to have antiviral properties, too. (1) L-ascorbic acid of vitamin C is a familiar anti-viral agent, one of the better known ones, particularly when facing 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! Chiropractic Solutions encourages use of vitamin C.

VITAMIN D TO REDUCE INFECTION RISK

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

…ADD NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PLAN

The published data is there to be influential in recommendation decision making. A lot 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 adapt to various threats. Deficiencies of many of these nutrients is worldwide, leaving many unable to resist infections. Authors wrote specifically that Vitamin D deficiency added to increased risk for respiratory infection. Several research papers mentioned that vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of such infections in kids and adults. With such information, authors of a new review of the literature about vitamins and immunity and respiratory infections said that they strongly urge public health officials to incorporate 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 improve public health and curb the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

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

 
Chiropractic Solutions shares details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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