B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. A few are becoming
stars in the Sitka bone health and even Sitka back
pain relief spheres. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and
related fractures are a handful of the causes. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
shares new 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 this.
Globally, aging is growing. Along with aging comes the growth of osteoporotic
fracture incidence and morbidity, mortality, and cost related to such
fractures. It’s quite a vicious circle!
Preventing osteoporosis and improving the health of bone is a reasonable
goal when considering aging. Dietary modification has been shown valuable as has supplementing
with B vitamins. Recent researchers state
that support continues to expand
for the possible protective role of B vitamins especially
B2, B6, folate (B9), and B12 for bone health. Research suggested
that eating vitamin B enriched foods is one way to go to contain
any adverse effects of high-dose B vitamin supplementation. (1) It’s important to get the right combination of B
vitamins to be optimal for bone health. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will work
with you to find out what’s best for you and your
BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
For years, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka has studied the suggestions of Vitamin B for bone health, and the latest
review article of 29 studies supports testing and supplementation of B vitamins.
14 studies stated that blood tests revealing low
serum levels of folate (vitamin B9) are signs of risk for decreased
bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures in older people, particularly
women. Taking folate vitamin B9
(500mcg-5mg a day) enhanced BMD in another study. Taking B6 decreased
the risk of hip fracture. These findings lead 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 say it is mandatory. (2) Vitamin B
is important for Sitka bone health!
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFIT OF VITAMIN B
B vitamins may well be a link in managing 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. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers that these effects are helpful
in managing back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and issues involving bone and spine health via nutrition.
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Set up your Sitka
chiropractic appointment soon. None of us will escape
aging. Some of us are just farther along! No matter
your age, entrust your bone and spine health to us. We’ll
see if your B vitamin levels need some tweaking.