Buffalo, NY Immune-Supporting, Infection-Fighting Vitamins C and D

Infections are on the news. From run-of-the-mill colds and flu to the larger one that is all over the news 24/7, infections got our attention. While a solution to “the” infection is being sought, making sure that Buffalo, NY immune systems are at their optimum to fight and fight off what infections it can is a worthy effort. Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients surely know about the beneficial aspects of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  The Novelli Wellness Center shares their advantages to a healthy immune system and some notable medical research studies to support them.

VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

When the risk of infection is great, we all look for options for prevention and treatment 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 lowering inflammation in the lungs. Vitamin C is written to have antiviral properties, too. (1) L-ascorbic acid of vitamin C is a well-known anti-viral agent, one of the more well known ones, particularly when dealing with the influenza virus. Starting it early on in an infection, vitamin C demonstrated anti-viral immune responses as it raised the production of the anti-viral cytokine, interferon-α/β. (2) Vitamin C is really influential! The Novelli Wellness Center encourages use of vitamin C.

VITAMIN D TO REDUCE INFECTION RISK

An influential research paper in Nutrients states that options to reduce infection spread are in demand and states vitamin D as a viable option. Vitamin D decreases respiratory tract infection risk. How? It makes 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 reduce respiratory tract infection risk. How? Researchers recommended that persons at-risk of infection ingest 10,000 IU per day of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to get the 25(OH)D concentrations up initially then taking 5000 IU per day. If someone has an infection currently, higher doses of vitamin D3 may be useful. (3) Vitamin D is really influential!

…ADD NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PLAN

The published data is meant to be influential when it comes to making recommendations for health. 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 zinc, iron, magnesium, copper, 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 not capable of resisting infections. Authors wrote specifically that Vitamin D deficiency contributed to increased risk for respiratory infection. Several research papers described 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 stated that they strongly urge public health officials to add nutritional recommendations – even taking more than the “recommended dietary allowance” (RDA) within recommended upper safety limits for specific vitamins like C and D - to their catalog of guidelines to better public health and curb the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

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 Buffalo, NY 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! Buffalo, NY chiropractic care features nutrition, exercise and spinal manipulation to care for our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients, family and friends.

 
The Novelli Wellness Center shares details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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