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

Infections are in the headlines. From common colds and flu to the big one that is all over the news 24/7, infections have our attention. While a solution to “the” infection is being sought, working to ensure that Malverne immune systems are at their optimum to deal with and ward off what infections it can is a worthy effort. Malverne chiropractic patients surely understand the benefits of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Malverne Health & Wellness shares their benefits 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 great, we all look for prevention and treatment options whose risk of side-effects is small. In comes vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant particularly when acquired intravenously. Its likely effect is that of lowering inflammation in the lungs. Vitamin C is written to have antiviral properties as well. (1) L-ascorbic acid of vitamin C is a familiar 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! Malverne Health & Wellness 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 presents vitamin D as a viable option. Vitamin D decreases the risk of respiratory tract infection. 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 multiply anti-inflammatory cytokines. Vitamin D supplementation may be helpful to decrease 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 per day. If someone has an infection currently, 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. A lot has been published in the medical literature about the importance of nutrition and the optimal functioning of the immune system. 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 not capable of resisting infections. Authors wrote particularly that Vitamin D deficiency added to heightened 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 encourage public health officials to incorporate nutritional recommendations – even consuming more than the “recommended dietary allowance” (RDA) within recommended upper safety limits for specific ones like C and D - to their list of guidelines to better public health and curb the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

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Schedule your Malverne chiropractic appointment with [[compayname]] today. Building a strong immune system may be the paramount offense against infection as no one likes living with infection 24/7! Go vitamin C! Go vitamin D! Malverne chiropractic care includes nutrition, exercise and spinal manipulation to take care of our Malverne chiropractic patients, family and friends.

 
Malverne Health & Wellness presents details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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