Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Describes the Role of Vitamin C for a Healthy Immune System01/29/2022The immune system works hard. Like any organ or machine, it needs fuel to keep working hard. The fuel for the immune system is an extensive list of micronutrients, the most mentioned being vitamin C, and for good reason. Vitamin C plays an influential role in a healthy functioning immune system. In addition to spine pain care, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc asks our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients to pay attention to their body’s fuel levels of vitamins like vitamin C. Nutrition is important! LOW VITAMIN C LEVELS Researchers studied what factors add to low vitamin C status and learned that vitamin C levels are impacted mainly by dietary intake. Diet can be affected by cultural features like traditional cooking methods with traditional staple foods like grains which have little vitamin C to give. Environmental factors have a role like geographic region, season, climate, and pollution. Demographic issues like age, race, sex, and socioeconomic factors like deprivation, education, institutionalization, and social class. Health factors like smoking, body weight, pregnancy/lactation, genetic variants, as well as diseases like severe infection or cardiovascular disease or cancerinfluence C levels. So many issues seem to contribute to vitamin C levels and should be thought about when creating global recommendations for dietary intake. (1) Vitamin C levels are not studied well enough around the world particularly in low- and middle- income countries. Relying on completed studies, researchers report that vitamin C deficiency is common in low-, middle- and even in subgroups of people in high-income settings. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc may not be able to address the vitamin C levels of those around the world, but we are here for our Fort Wayne chiropractic friends! ROLE OF VITAMIN C IN IMMUNE FUNCTION Vitamin C is a well-recognized essential factor in immune function and epigenetic inflammatory modifications. Vitamin C is optimally obtained by regular dietary intake. 41.8% of participants in the 2003-2005 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) has insufficient levels of vitamin C. Deficient vitamin C plasma levels were noted in males, adults aged 20-59, Black and Mexican Americans, smokers, those who have higher BMI, and those with middle and high poverty to income ratio and food insecurity. These people are at higher risk for inflammatory driven disease with little or no signs of low vitamin C levels. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc encourage our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients recognize if they are at risk for low nutrient levels and work to raise them to be as healthy as possible! IMMUNE SYSTEM Health and well-being is a delicate balance of several issues; one is a good functioning immune system. Researchers have set intake levels of micronutrients like vitamins A, C, D, E and zinc, but many people‘s levels are low. Deficient levels of such nutrients damage the immune system and lessen its response when it is most needed. In a study of 26,282 adults over age 19 in the 2005-2016 NHANES study, a “prevalence of inadequacy” was found for all of these:45% for vitamin A46% for vitamin C95% for vitamin D84% for vitamin E15% for zincSupplementation is explained as beneficial while a call for better understanding of the interactions of multiple nutrient deficiencies on the immune system is also made. This would help detect optimal levels of intake for at-risk people. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is prepared to analyze the vitamin C levels of our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients and assist them in adjusting it as needed. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the role chiropractic may have in immune system health along with how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management works. Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. Together, we can explore just how well you are fueling your body to keep the immune system working optimally! « 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."