Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Shares Benefit of Vitamins to Gut Microbiome03/01/2022Our bodies are hosts, hosts of our physical lives as well as of microbial life. They are linked together and survive on proper nutrition. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc helps our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients navigate the world of gut nutrition as it is involved in physical and microbial life. THE GUT MICROBIOME: Vitamins The gut microbiome is critical in maintaining physical health and in breeding disease. The diet is key. Fermentable fiber and other nutrients affect the composition of the gut microbiome and gastrointestinal health. Vitamins A and D are key vitamins as they modulate the gut immune response or act as a barrier to disease and thereby impact gastrointestinal health and the microbiome. Researchers found that vitamins assist the gut microbiome by increasing the number of presumed commensals (A, B2, B3, C, K, beta carotene), microbial diversity (A, B2, B3, C, K) and richness (D), short chain fatty acid production (C), and the abundance of short chain fatty acid producers (B2, E). (1) Making a quality multi-supplement part of your everyday routine is so important to be included in your Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment program! THE GUT MICROBIOME: B Vitamins Our bodies function together with microbial life to stay healthy and to deal with disease. The gut microbiota are said to produce hundreds of bioactive compounds including B-vitamins which can quash the growth of competitive microbial species. B vitamins are mostly absorbed from the small intestine though excess B is supplied to the distal gut as needed. Recent studies are considering the other roles B vitamins seem to take on there: nutrients for both the host and the microbiota, regulators of immune cell activity, mediators of drug effectiveness, supporters of the survival of certain bacterium, suppressors of pathogenic bacteria colonization, and colitis modulators. (2) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor understands nutrition, particularly how B vitamins are well appreciated by the body and its microbiota! B VITAMINS IN GUT HEALTH & IMMUNITY & INFLAMMATION Another interesting tie Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc wants to present is a link between the microbiota, immune cell activity, and inflammation. The gut-associated lymphoid tissue is explained as the largest immunity organ in the human body. Disturbances to the gut microbiome may lead to enhanced gut permeability and cause systemic inflammation as well as issues with the central nervous system. Proinflammatory cytokines (via the kynurenine pathway’s enzymes forming neuroactive metabolites – another topic for another time!) are linked to several psychiatric disorders (bipolar, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, autism, depression, alcoholism). Probiotics which can affect proinflammatory cytokines are suggested as potentially decreasing the toxicity of the kynurenine-associated metabolites. (3) There is so much we are learning more about inflammation, immunity, and the gut. This association to psychiatric issues is another topic of interest to Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the possible benefit of nutrition for immune support. Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. Combining nutrition with gentle chiropractic treatment via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is a great approach to taking care of your body! « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."