B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. Some are rising
stars in the La Grande bone health and even La Grande back
pain relief spheres. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and
related fractures are a handful of the reasons. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
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 are 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 is quite an unpleasant circle!
Preventing osteoporosis and improving 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 state
that support continues to grow
for the possible protective role of B vitamins particularly
B2, B6, folate (B9), and B12 for bone health. Research mentioned
that eating vitamin B enriched foods is one way to go to contain
any adverse effects of high-dose B vitamin supplementation. (1) It
is important to get the right blend of B
vitamins to be optimal for bone health. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will work
with you to discover what’s best for you and your
BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
For years, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC has read
about 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 reported that blood tests revealing low
serum levels of folate (vitamin B9) are signs of risk for reduced
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 write it is mandatory. (2) Vitamin B
is valuable for La Grande 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. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers that these effects are beneficial
in dealing with back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and issues affecting bone and spine health via nutrition.
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role of inflammation in back pain as well as use of Cox® Technic
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Make your La Grande
chiropractic appointment soon. None of us will evade
aging. Some of us are just ahead of the curve! No matter
your age, trust your bone and spine health to us. We’ll
see if your B vitamin levels need some tweaking.