The Novelli Wellness Center Shares Benefit of Vitamins to Gut Microbiome

Our bodies are hosts, hosts of our physical lives as well as of microbial life. They are tied together and live on proper nutrition. The Novelli Wellness Center helps our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients navigate the world of gut nutrition as it is tied to physical and microbial life.

THE GUT MICROBIOME: Vitamins

The gut microbiome is critical in maintaining physical health and in propagating disease. The diet is key. Fermentable fiber and other nutrients play a role in the composition of the gut microbiome and gastrointestinal health. Vitamins A and D are prime vitamins as they modulate the gut immune response or act as an obstacle to disease and thereby influence gastrointestinal health and the microbiome. Researchers report that vitamins help the gut microbiome by enhancing the number of acknowledged commensals (A, B2, B3, C, K, beta carotene), microbial diversity (A, B2, B3, C, K) and richness (D), short chain fatty acid production (C), and the abundance of short chain fatty acid producers (B2, E). (1) Making a quality multi-supplement part of your everyday routine is quite beneficial to be included in your Buffalo, NY chiropractic treatment program!

THE GUT MICROBIOME: B Vitamins

Our bodies function together with microbial life to maintain health and to deal with disease. The gut microbiota are reported to produce hundreds of bioactive compounds including B-vitamins which can quash competitive microbial species’ growth. B vitamins are mostly absorbed from the small intestine though excess B is supplied to the distal gut as required. Recent studies are exploring the other roles B vitamins seem to take on there: nutrients for both the host and the microbiota, regulators of immune cell activity, mediators of drug effectiveness, supporters of the survival of certain bacterium, suppressors of pathogenic bacteria colonization, and colitis modulators. (2) Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor knows nutrition, especially how B vitamins are well valued by the body and its microbiota!

B VITAMINS IN GUT HEALTH & IMMUNITY & INFLAMMATION

Another interesting tie The Novelli Wellness Center wants to share is a tie between the microbiota, immune cell activity, and inflammation. The gut-associated lymphoid tissue is explained as the largest immunity organ in the human body. Disturbances to the gut microbiome may lead to increased gut permeability and cause systemic inflammation as well as issues with the central nervous system. Proinflammatory cytokines (via the kynurenine pathway’s enzymes creating neuroactive metabolites – another topic for another time!) are linked with several psychiatric disorders (bipolar, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, autism, depression, alcoholism). Probiotics which can affect proinflammatory cytokines are suggested as potentially reducing the toxicity of the kynurenine-associated metabolites. (3) There is so much we are discovering about inflammation, immunity, and the gut. This association to psychiatric issues is another interesting topic to The Novelli Wellness Center.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the potential benefit of nutrition for immune support.

Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment today. Combining nutrition with gentle chiropractic treatment via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is a great approach to taking care of your body!

 
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