Vitamin B supports blood, brain and body, the big 3 B’s for all of us [[targeltocation]] humans!
Not so long ago, vitamins were not always considered that important. Vitamins are really necessary dietary components for healthy life. (1) Chiropractic Care understands vitamins’ importance to the health of our Chicago chiropractic patients and their influence on our Chicago chiropractic patients’ back pain and neck pain conditions. At Chiropractic Care, a full host of Chicago chiropractic care options are available to determine the source of your current concern and help resolve it.
Health is often reliant upon proper vitamin levels as it’s now known that a lack of them may be linked to not just bodily issues but also psychiatric disorders. A vitamin B deficiency may influence memory, dementia and cognitive function. Shortages of B1, B3, B6, B9 and B12 – all vital for neuronal function – are associated with depression. Depression is complex, and vitamin B contributes to its complexity. (1) Chiropractic Care carefully listens to our patients for any sign of depression.
Another subset of patient to check B levels in are Chicago diabetic patients. Patients with diabetes are often prescribed metformin. This drug may lower serum cyanocobalamin (B12) levels. Patient age, dosage, years of taking it, and time of the diabetes diagnosis likely play a role in the vitamin B12 level, as well. (2) Your Chicago chiropractor understands diabetes well.
Vitamins promote cancer prevention, particularly in the early stages of the cancer development. Folate (B9), vitamins B2, B6, and B12 are very important. Specifically, a folate (B9) deficiency affects dendritic cell function which impacts T helper cell differentiation. (T helper cells activate the immune responses in the body.) (3) B vitamins’ metabolism is significant, providing compounds for DNA synthesis and repair processes. Researchers are excited about the potential vitamins like B offer for the prevention of serious illnesses. (4)
Vitamin B12 itself is also quite important. It’s essential for cellular function. It’s an essential micronutrient as humans cannot produce it. Statistics say that those of us in Chicago who are over 65 years of age must be aware of B12 deficiency; 15% of us are lacking! If we have low levels of B12, neurological disorders and blood disorders may arise. We may be at risk for coronary artery disease if our B12 levels are low.|Low B12 levels may also mean we have a higher risk of coronary artery disease. We can only get vitamin B12 by eating proteins from animals. When vitamin B12 is eaten, it goes through a complicated absorption and assimilation process. (5) Chiropractic Care encourages our Chicago chiropractic patients to test their B12 levels. If they’re low, let’s together, Chiropractic Care and you, make a plan to raise them.
Why? Lack of vitamin B12 causes a variety of neurological issues. Some are acute, subacute or chronic. Such neurological complications due to a vitamin B12 deficiency are subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord, a useless hand syndrome (related to the cervical spinal cord), and acute posterolateral cord syndrome which results in gait ataxia. Not one of these issues is a welcome condition. The good news is that the researchers who found these issues were able to help the patients with vitamin B12 supplementation. (6) Trust Chiropractic Care to lead you to the necessary care for any B12 deficiency found.
Chiropractic Care is ready to search for any nutritional deficiency that may be contributing to your current condition as nutrition is a part of chiropractic. Schedule your Chicago chiropractic appointment today with Chiropractic Care due to the fact that vitamin B really does have an impact on your big 3 B’s: body, blood and brain!