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

Infections are on the news. From run-of-the-mill colds and flu to the larger issue that is all over the news 24/7, infections got our attention. While a solution to “the” infection is being sought, working to ensure that Montreal immune systems are at their optimum to fight and fight off what infections it can is worth the effort. Montreal chiropractic patients certainly grasp the benefits of vitamins C and D. Nutrition is an integral part of health and chiropractic treatment plan.  Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic presents their benefits to a healthy immune system with some new medical research studies to back them up.

VITAMIN C TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

When the risk of infection is elevated, we all want options for prevention and treatment whose risk of side-effects is minimal. In comes vitamin C. Vitamin C is a potent 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, especially 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 quite influential! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 presents vitamin D as a viable option. Vitamin D reduces respiratory tract infection risk. How? It produces cathelicidins and defensins which can drop 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 helpful to reduce respiratory tract infection risk. How? Researchers recommended that persons at-risk of infection take 10,000 IU per day of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to get the 25(OH)D concentrations up initially then consuming 5000 IU per 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 meant 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 zinc, iron, magnesium, copper, and selenium are key contributors also to a robust immune system that can adapt to various threats. Deficiencies of many of these nutrients is global, 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 decreased the risk of such infections in adults and children. With such information, authors of a recent review of the literature about vitamins and immunity and respiratory infections said that they strongly encourage 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 enhance public health and limit the effects of seasonal and other such viruses. (4)

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Schedule your Montreal chiropractic appointment with [[compayname]] today. Building 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! Montreal chiropractic care incorporates nutrition, exercise and spinal manipulation to take care of our Montreal chiropractic patients, family and friends.

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic presents details about the benefits of vitamins C and D for the immune system to fight infection.  
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