Boost your brain (and gut and nervous system) power with B
vitamins. But study a little about MMA - methylmalonic
acid. That is a big word! It is an even bigger conversion
element to understand and test. New Roads Chiropractic Center shares just how
B vitamins and methylmalonic acid are connected, how they are tested
and how crucial they are to a smooth operating
body system. New Roads vitamin B deficiencies need to be noticed.
Your New Roads chiropractor is just the one to shine a
spotlight on them. Chiropractic services take care of the
B12 DEFICIENCY EFFECT ON BRAIN
Researchers have known for
some time that Vitamin B12 deficiency can produce severe and irreversible
damage to the brain and nervous system. Such deficiency is truly
an issue for homocysteine (decelerates 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 studied more in depth in
what way vitamin B9 folate and B12 deficiencies are related
to metabolic diseases and influenced memory function, cognitive
impairment, glucose metabolism and inflammation modulation. They decided
that folate and B-12 deficiencies damaged memory
function by hampering hippocampal insulin signaling and upsetting
the gut microbiota. (2) The gut and brain are closely connected!
New Roads Chiropractic Center helps New Roads chiropractic patients find
out just what their B vitamin levels are currently so they can boost
them as needed to protect the brain and the gut.
HOW TO TEST FOR B12 LEVEL
New research indicated that testing
methylmalonic acid serum levels to determine B12 levels more precisely.
Testing for methylmalonic acid serum levels is a more preceise means
to determine B12 levels. MMA is elevated in
90–98% of patients who have B12 deficiency. Why? Methylmalonic acid stays
in the myelin sheath of the nerve if B12 doesn’t change
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 rise in the blood and urine if there isn’t enough vitamin B12 available for conversion. (3,4)
New Roads Chiropractic Center urges New Roads chiropractic patients
to check B levels and improve them as necessary.
HOW TO IMPROVE B12 LEVELS
Potential issues leading to B12
deficiency are inadequate intake of B12 through diet (animal
products [eggs, meat, milk] and algae), impaired
absorption due to drugs taken 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 improve B12 levels, New Roads
chiropractic patients may choose to address
the dietary intake of more vitamin B12-rich foods.
New Roads Chiropractic Center is definitely ready to chat about
supplementation ideas with you as well. It
is all part of the New Roads chiropractic treatment plan!
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at New Roads Chiropractic Center today. Your brain, gut and nervous system will thank
you for getting your B vitamin levels tested via
the MMA connection!