Vitamin C Benefits: Daily, Pre- and Post-Surgically

Vitamin C – It’s so nice to highlight a different vitamin! Vitamin D hogs the press today, rightfully so for its influence on so many body systems and conditions. But Vitamin C should get attention, too. Vitamin C is a cornerstone vitamin, a go-to vitamin for immunity, healing, and much more. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa presents some recent facts about Vitamin C and encourages our West Des Moines chiropractic patients and loved ones to check your Vitamin C intake and regulate as required.

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First, classic research points to the antioxidant capability of vitamin C. It also reports that vitamin c improves oxidative damage to DNA and lipids and proteins. (1) All good! New research supports vitamin C for immunity as it reports long-term high-dose intake of vitamin C effectively maintains immune cells. (1) For everyday West Des Moines health, taking vitamin C appears beneficial!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows West Des Moines chiropractic patients and their family members have to undergo surgery from time to time for various issues, so this new information about vitamin C is valuable!  Specifically, new research says vitamin C is important pre-surgically for healing and disease prevention. A dose of Vitamin C (2 G) before surgery may reduce the need for morphine post-surgery. Vitamin C supplementation (1 G) for 50 days pre-op may prevent chronic regional pain syndrome after extremity surgery. (2) New statistics like this gets Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to take a closer look at just how valuable vitamin C is! How about you?

So Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encourages West Des Moines chiropractic clients to scrutinize their nutritional supplements. Vitamin D is important. Multiple supplements are essential. Calcium supplementation remains crucial. Let’s take another look at Vitamin C intake, especially if you are facing a surgery soon! Contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to talk more about your specific supplementation needs and how they're being met.

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