B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. A few are becoming
stars in the West Des Moines bone health and even West Des Moines back
pain relief areas. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and
related fractures are a handful of the reasons. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
presents recent research supporting the
testing of B vitamin levels and addressing any reduced
levels with diet and supplementation as appropriate.
AGING, OSTEOPOROSIS, FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
We’re aging. We’re not alone in it.
Globally, aging is growing. Along with aging comes the growth of osteoporotic
fracture incidence and morbidity, mortality, and cost related to those
fractures. It’s quite a vicious cycle!
Preventing osteoporosis and enhancing the health of bone is a reasonable
goal when considering aging. Dietary modification has been shown effective as has the supplementation of B vitamins. Recent researchers state
that support continues to enlarge
for the possible protective role of B vitamins particularly
B2, B6, folate (B9), and B12 for bone health. Research suggested
that eating vitamin B enriched foods is one option to contain
any adverse effects of high-dose B vitamin supplementation. (1) It’s important to get the right blend of B
vitamins to do the best for bone health. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa will collaborate
with you to find out what is best for you and your
BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
For years, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has studied the suggestions of Vitamin B for bone health, and the newest
review article of 29 studies supports testing and supplementation of B vitamins.
14 studies reported that blood tests showing low
serum levels of folate (vitamin B9) are indicators of risk for decreased
bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures in older people, especially
women. Taking folate vitamin B9
(500mcg-5mg a day) enhanced BMD in another study. Taking B6 reduced
the risk of hip fracture. These findings prompted the researchers to
propose that checking folate and homocysteine blood levels in
elderly patients with osteopenia/osteoporosis is vital. They even
went so far as to state it is mandatory. (2) Vitamin B
is valuable for West Des Moines bone health!
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFIT OF VITAMIN B
B vitamins may well be a link in controlling inflammatory
chemicals through homocysteine control, methylation, lowering
CRP, etc. The roles of B vitamins – thiamine, pyridoxine, and cyanocobalamin –
in back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders tend toward being anti-inflammatory,
anti-nociceptive, neuroprotective, and neuromodulatory. (3) Big words. Big
concepts. Big deals. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers that these effects are helpful
in managing back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and issues that
involve bone and spine health via nutrition.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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role of inflammation in back pain as well as use of Cox® Technic
Flexion Distraction to ease pain.
Set up your West Des Moines
chiropractic appointment now. None of us will escape
aging. Some of us are just ahead of the curve! No matter
your age, entrust your bone and spine health to us. We will
see if your B vitamin levels need some adjusting.