B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. A few are rising
stars in the Pensacola bone health and even Pensacola back
pain relief areas. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and
related fractures are a handful of the causes. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
presents new research behind the
testing of B vitamin levels and adjusting any reduced
levels with diet and supplementation as applicable.
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 such
fractures. It’s quite a vicious cycle!
Preventing osteoporosis and enhancing the health of bone is a fair
goal when considering aging. Dietary modification has been shown effective as has supplementing
with B vitamins. Recent researchers wrote
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 option to contain
any adverse effects of high-dose B vitamin supplementation. (1) It’s important to get the right mix of B
vitamins to be optimal for bone health. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center will work
with you to discover what is best for you and your
BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
For years, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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 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 crucial. They even
go so far as to write it is mandatory. (2) Vitamin B
is imperative for Pensacola 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. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers that these effects are helpful
in dealing with back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and issues affecting bone and spine health via nutrition.
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Make your Pensacola
chiropractic appointment soon. None of us will evade
aging. Some of us are just ahead of the curve! No matter
your age, entrust your bone and spine health to us. We’ll
see if your B vitamin levels need some adjusting.