When you're thinking about bone health, what's the first vitamin that comes to mind? Calcium? Vitamin D? Those are pretty illustrious pro-bone vitamins! Bone
is intricate however. Its health is dependent on a mix of nutrients like vitamin C
and vitamin E and calcium and vitamin D, etc. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares some essential
details about how vitamins C and E help build bone. West Des Moines men and
women discover benefit for their bones with the appropriate mix of nutrients!
To start with, vitamin C. Post-menopausal and vitamin D deficient
women’s bone mineral density benefits
from vitamin C. Researchers even go so far as to say that poor vitamin C intake
puts post-menopausal women at risk of osteoporosis. (1) There is enough
osteoporosis in West Des Moines as it is, so be sure you are taking your
How much vitamin C helps bone? A study shares that 1,000 mg
of ascorbic acid together with 400 IU of alpha-tocopherol could be useful in
preventing or helping in the treatment of age-related osteoporosis. (2) So how
is ascorbic acid related to vitamin C? Ascorbic acid is a natural occurring
antioxidant compound that we humans don’t produce. Odd! So we need to get it
from our diets. (3) And what about alpha-tocopherol? It’s the strongest
tocopherol - a most easily absorbed antioxidant and protector of cell membranes - called vitamin E. (4) So our West Des Moines chiropractic patients
will want to check their intakes of vitamins E and C especially if they have
How does vitamin C help bone? Studies show that low intake
of vitamin C relates to bone loss, leading to osteoporosis. The good news is
that that vitamin C protects the skeleton by preventing bone loss and promoting
growth. (5) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has to promote vitamin C more!
And how does all this relate to back pain? A lack of vitamin C promotes
degenerative disc disease. As we age, the vitamin C we do take – which is
usually lower, too – doesn’t get around the body as well. Then, degenerative
spine disease ensues along with defective connective tissue because of a
reduction of collagen synthesis which is essential for spine stability. Whew!
What a cycle! Then add in the tissue inflammation that accompanies degenerative
disc disease, and the demand for even more vitamin C increases to combat the inflammation.
(6) So vitamin C is an important part of bone health and spine health. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
will help West Des Moines chiropractic patients figure out just the right
amount of vitamin C to take a day to protect and promote bone.
So contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Arrange a West Des Moines
consultation to discuss a chiropractic care treatment plan for your spinal and bone
health that will certainly include spinal manipulation as well as nutrition.
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