B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. A few are rising
stars in the Vancouver bone health and even Vancouver back
pain relief worlds. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and
related fractures are a few of the causes. Vancouver Disc Centers
presents recent research supporting the
testing of B vitamin levels and addressing any low
levels with diet and supplementation as applicable.
AGING, OSTEOPOROSIS, FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
We are 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 those
fractures. It is quite an unpleasant circle!
Preventing osteoporosis and enhancing the health of bone is a reasonable
goal when considering aging. Dietary modification has been shown good as has the supplementation of 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 mentioned
that eating vitamin B enriched foods is one option to contain
any unwanted effects of high-dose B vitamin supplementation. (1) It
is important to get the right mix of B
vitamins to do the best for bone health. Vancouver Disc Centers will work
with you to discover what is best for you and your
BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
For a long time, Vancouver Disc Centers 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, especially
women. Taking folate vitamin B9
(500mcg-5mg a day) improved BMD in another study. Taking B6 decreased
the risk of hip fracture. These findings lead the researchers to
suggest that checking folate and homocysteine blood levels in
elderly patients with osteopenia/osteoporosis is vital. They even
go so far as to state it is mandatory. (2) Vitamin B
is important for Vancouver bone health!
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFIT OF VITAMIN B
B vitamins may well be a link in controlling inflammatory
chemicals through homocysteine control, methylation, decreasing
CRP, etc. The roles of B vitamins – thiamine, pyridoxine, and cyanocobalamin –
in back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders lean toward being anti-inflammatory,
anti-nociceptive, neuroprotective, and neuromodulatory. (3) Big words. Big
concepts. Big deals. Vancouver Disc Centers offers that these effects are beneficial
in dealing with back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and issues involving bone and spine health via nutrition.
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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.