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Murfreesboro Chiropractic Care Checks for Vitamin B Deficiency and MMA

Boost your brain (and gut and nervous system) power with B vitamins. But learn a bit about MMA - methylmalonic acid. That’s a big word! It’s an even bigger conversion element to comprehend and test. Most Chiropractic Clinic shares just how B vitamins and methylmalonic acid are related, how they are tested and how crucial they are to a smooth operating body system. Murfreesboro vitamin B deficiencies need to be checked. Your Murfreesboro chiropractor is just the one to put a spotlight on them. Chiropractic services address the whole person!

B12 DEFICIENCY EFFECT ON BRAIN

Researchers have known for some time that Vitamin B12 deficiency can trigger serious 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 (increases) levels. (1) Lately, researchers explored 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 concluded that folate and B-12 deficiencies impaired memory function by hindering hippocampal insulin signaling and bothering the gut microbiota. (2) The gut and brain are intimately connected! Most Chiropractic Clinic helps Murfreesboro 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 pointed to testing methylmalonic acid serum levels to define B12 levels more accurately. Testing for methylmalonic acid serum levels is a more preceise means 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 change it properly. A blood test for MMA can identify vitamin B12 deficiency earlier. The body produces very little MMA – necessary for metabolism and energy production – by itself. MMA levels rise in the blood and urine if there is not enough vitamin B12 available for conversion. (3,4) Most Chiropractic Clinic encourages Murfreesboro chiropractic patients to check B levels and improve them as needed.

HOW TO IMPROVE B12 LEVELS

Potential issues leading 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 improve B12 levels, Murfreesboro chiropractic patients may want to start by addressing the dietary consumption of more vitamin B12-rich foods. Most Chiropractic Clinic is definitely ready to discuss supplementation ideas with you as well. It is all part of the Murfreesboro chiropractic treatment plan!

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Schedule your Murfreesboro chiropractic visit at Most Chiropractic Clinic today. Your brain, gut and nervous system will appreciate for having your B vitamin levels tested via the MMA connection!

Most Chiropractic Clinic points out B vitamin deficiencies and MMA levels may affect the brain and nervous system functions.  
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