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Vitamin C Benefits: Daily, Pre- and Post-Surgically

Vitamin C – It’s so nice to focus on a different vitamin! Vitamin D hogs the press today, deservedly so for its significance on so many body systems and conditions. But Vitamin C deserves attention, too. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, a go-to vitamin for immunity, healing, and much more. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic some recent facts about Vitamin C and encourages our McHenry chiropractic patients and loved ones to check your Vitamin C intake and adjust as necessary.

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First, classic research points to the antioxidant capability of vitamin C. It also reports that vitamin c improves oxidative damage to DNA and lipids and proteins. (1) All good! New research supports vitamin C for immunity as it reports long-term high-dose intake of vitamin C effectively maintains immune cells. (1) For everyday McHenry health, taking vitamin C appears beneficial!

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic understands McHenry chiropractic patients and their family members have to undergo surgery from time to time for various issues, so this new information about vitamin C is valuable!  Specifically, new research says vitamin C is important pre-surgically for healing and disease prevention. A dose of Vitamin C (2 G) before surgery may reduce the need for morphine post-surgery. Vitamin C supplementation (1 G) for 50 days pre-op may prevent chronic regional pain syndrome after extremity surgery. (2) New statistics like this gets OrthoIllinois Chiropractic to take a closer look at just how valuable vitamin C is! How about you?

So OrthoIllinois Chiropractic encourages McHenry chiropractic clients to scrutinize their nutritional supplements. Vitamin D is important. Multiple supplements are essential. Calcium supplementation remains crucial. Let’s take another look at Vitamin C intake, especially if you are facing a surgery soon! Contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic to talk more about your specific supplementation needs and how they're being met.

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