“Drink some orange juice for
vitamin C.” Can you hear these motherly words of wisdom when you were sick?
Well, today, vitamin C is important for more than just immunity and getting
over a cold. Vitamin C is essential for ligaments and bone and more.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa appreciates and encourages vitamin C supplementation and
dietary intake increase for our West Des Moines chiropractic patients now
more than ever.
Today’s medical world of research is astounding. It
publishes new findings every day, thousands of them! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa picks up
on the more practical aspects to share with West Des Moines chiropractic
care enthusiasts. And this information on vitamin C is amazing and practical:
lack of vitamin C may contribute to back pain due to poor collagen properties.
Low levels of vitamin C are related to neck pain, low back pain and low back
pain with pain below the knee also known as sciatica. Vitamin C lack isn’t
uncommon. Many people have low vitamin C levels. (1) Knowing this and
especially its effect on back pain, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa talks with our
West Des Moines patients about their intake of vitamin C rich foods as well
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa finds the more interesting factor of the
vitamin C / back pain link in the collagen connection. Vitamin C is essential
for ligament, tendon, and bone creation and quality. (1) A vitamin C deficiency
results in defective connective tissue. (2) Then, as we age, our intake of
vitamin C is lower which leads to lower levels of vitamin C which leads to
defective connective tissue like that in the spinal disc. Degenerative disc
disease may well ensue which brings tissue inflammation with it which requires
more vitamin C to combat and heal in order to reduce the low back pain and disc
degeneration that have set in. (2) What a domino effect that is! And this is
where West Des Moines chiropractic care comes into play with an effective,
healthy treatment plan to combat aging and pain.
To end this little bit of information about vitamin C and
its value on a high note, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa found this healthy
tidbit about the star fruit. It improves elderly folks’
antioxidant status and vitamin levels! Vitamin C levels increased after 4 weeks
of eating star fruit. (3) Have you tried starfruit yet?
Contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa when back pain interrupts your
life. The West Des Moines chiropractic care we offer in the
form of Cox Technic spinal manipulation is effective and combined with a
nutritional plan to improve key nutrients like vitamin C is relieving for so
many West Des Moines back pain and neck pain sufferers. Your mom’s advice
about vitamin C is today likely more valuable that even she knew!
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