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

Infections are in the headlines. From common colds and flu to the larger one that is all over the news 24/7, infections have our attention. While a resolution to “the” infection is being worked on, working to make sure that Largo immune systems are at their optimum to fight and fight off what infections it can is worth the effort. Largo chiropractic patients certainly understand the benefits of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares their benefits to a healthy immune system and some new medical research studies to support them.

VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

When the risk of infection is high, we all want prevention and treatment options whose risk of side-effects is minimal. In comes vitamin C. Vitamin C is a potent anti-oxidant particularly when taken intravenously. Its likely effect is that of reducing inflammation in the lungs. Vitamin C is written to have antiviral properties as well. (1) L-ascorbic acid of vitamin C is a well-known anti-viral agent, one of the better known ones, especially when facing the influenza virus. Taken early on in an infection, vitamin C showed anti-viral immune responses as it raised the production of the anti-viral cytokine, interferon-α/β. (2) Vitamin C is really influential! Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 decreases the risk of respiratory tract infection. How? It makes cathelicidins and defensins which can lower replication rates of viruses, decrease pro-inflammatory cytokines that inflame and injure 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 take 10,000 IU a day of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to get the 25(OH)D concentrations up first then consuming 5000 IU a 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. 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 strong immune system that can adapt 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 added to increased risk for respiratory infection. Several research papers noted 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 ones like C and D - to their list of guidelines to enhance public health and curb the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

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

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc presents details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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