Boost your brain (and gut and nervous system) power with B
vitamins. But learn a bit about MMA - methylmalonic
acid. That is a big word! It’s an even bigger conversion
element to understand and test. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc shares just how
B vitamins and methylmalonic acid are related, how they are checked
and how essential they are to a smooth operating
body system. Fort Wayne vitamin B deficiencies need to be checked.
Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is just the one to shine a
spotlight on them. Chiropractic services take care of the
B12 DEFICIENCY EFFECT ON BRAIN
Researchers have recognized for
some time that Vitamin B12 deficiency can trigger severe and irreversible
damage to the brain and nervous system. Such deficiency is really
an issue for homocysteine (slows the conversion of methionine
to homocysteine which converts to other amino acids via B12, B11, and B6) and
methylmalonic acid (raises) levels. (1) Lately,
researchers explored more in depth in
what way vitamin B9 folate and B12 deficiencies are connected
to metabolic diseases and affected memory function, cognitive
impairment, glucose metabolism and inflammation modulation. They decided
that folate and B-12 deficiencies impaired memory
function by hindering hippocampal insulin signaling and disturbing
the gut microbiota. (2) The gut and brain are closely connected!
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc helps Fort Wayne chiropractic patients find
out just what their B vitamin levels are now so they can boost
them as needed to safeguard the brain and the gut.
HOW TO TEST FOR B12 LEVEL
New research pointed to testing
methylmalonic acid serum levels to define B12 levels more precisely.
Testing for methylmalonic acid serum levels is a more preceise way
to figure out B12 levels. MMA is increased in
90–98% of patients who have B12 deficiency. Why? Methylmalonic acid remains
in the myelin sheath of the nerve if B12 does not convert
it appropriately. A blood test for MMA can detect
vitamin B12 deficiency sooner. The body produces very
little MMA – necessary for metabolism and energy production – by itself. MMA levels increase in the blood and urine if there is
not sufficient vitamin B12 available for conversion. (3,4)
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc urges Fort Wayne chiropractic patients
to check B levels and increase them as needed.
HOW TO IMPROVE B12 LEVELS
Potential issues contributing to B12
deficiency are insufficient intake of B12 through diet (animal
products [eggs, meat, milk] and algae), weakened
absorption due to drugs used like proton pump inhibitors and
histamine 2 receptor agonists), surgical removal of small bowel for Crohn’s
disease, celiac disease, bariatric surgery, bacterial overgrowth into small
bowel, diabetes’ medication metformin, malnutrition due to alcoholism, and
nitrous oxide abuse. (5) To raise B12 levels, Fort Wayne
chiropractic patients may want to start by addressing
the dietary consumption of more vitamin B12-rich foods.
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is certainly ready to chat about
supplementation ideas with you as well. It’s all part of the Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan!
CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
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system including the nervous system.
Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment
at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. Your brain, gut and nervous system will appreciate for getting your B vitamin levels tested via
the MMA connection!