Boost your brain (and gut and nervous system) power with B
vitamins. But study a little about MMA - methylmalonic
acid. That’s a big word! It’s an even bigger conversion
element to comprehend and test. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic shares just how
B vitamins and methylmalonic acid are related, how they are tested
and how crucial they are to a smooth operating
body system. Montreal vitamin B deficiencies need to be revealed.
Your Montreal chiropractor is just the one to put a
spotlight on them. Chiropractic services address the
B12 DEFICIENCY EFFECT ON BRAIN
Researchers have recognized for
some time that Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause serious and irreversible
damage to the brain and nervous system. Such deficiency is really
an issue for homocysteine (slows the conversion of methionine
to homocysteine which converts to other amino acids via B12, B11, and B6) and
methylmalonic acid (increases) levels. (1) Lately,
researchers explored more in depth just how vitamin B9 folate and B12 deficiencies are connected
to metabolic diseases and affected memory function, cognitive
impairment, glucose metabolism and inflammation modulation. They concluded
that folate and B-12 deficiencies decreased memory
function by hindering hippocampal insulin signaling and bothering
the gut microbiota. (2) The gut and brain are closely connected!
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic helps Montreal chiropractic patients find
out just what their B vitamin levels are now so they can elevate
them as needed to safeguard the brain and the gut.
HOW TO TEST FOR B12 LEVEL
New research indicated that testing
methylmalonic acid serum levels to define B12 levels more precisely.
Testing for methylmalonic acid serum levels is a more preceise means
to figure out B12 levels. MMA is elevated in
90–98% of patients with B12 deficiency. Why? Methylmalonic acid stays
in the myelin sheath of the nerve if B12 doesn’t change
it properly. A blood test for MMA can detect
vitamin B12 deficiency sooner. The body produces very
little MMA – necessary for metabolism and energy production – on
its own. MMA levels rise in the blood and urine if there isn’t enough vitamin B12 available for conversion. (3,4)
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic encourages Montreal chiropractic patients
to check B levels and improve them as necessary.
HOW TO IMPROVE B12 LEVELS
Potential issues leading to B12
deficiency are inadequate intake of B12 through diet (animal
products [eggs, meat, milk] and algae), reduced
absorption due to drugs used like proton pump inhibitors and
histamine 2 receptor agonists), surgical removal of small bowel for Crohn’s
disease, celiac disease, bariatric surgery, bacterial overgrowth into small
bowel, diabetes’ medication metformin, malnutrition due to alcoholism, and
nitrous oxide abuse. (5) To raise B12 levels, Montreal
chiropractic patients may choose to address
the dietary intake of more vitamin B12-rich foods.
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is certainly ready to discuss
supplementation ideas with you as well. It’s all part of the Montreal chiropractic treatment plan!
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at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic today. Your brain, gut and nervous system will appreciate for having your B vitamin levels checked via
the MMA connection!