3 vitamins to reduce spinal osteoporosis - one is made like beer!
You put your back through a lot in an average day, and it’s important to give it everything it needs to bounce back and stay healthy. For many people, it comes as a surprise that the things we eat have a major impact on back health, including the prevention of many common issues and faster healing.
Although there are others there are three vitamins that we often lack. The traditional UK diet and, would you believe it, the weather plays a part in this absence.
WHAT ARE THESE THREE VITAMINS
Developed by the skin, the largest organ in your body, through exposure to sunlight, this vitamin helps your body absorb calcium, which is essential for the development of healthy, dextrous bones. People with a vitamin D deficiency will experience their bones becoming thin, brittle, and misshapen. This kind of deficiency can be surprisingly common in people living in developed countries, as well as those who cover up for religious reasons, darker skinned individuals or those who don't see a lot of sunlight. This essential vitamin is only found in a handful of foods, but you can top up your supply using supplements, which are now recommended by many GPs.
Vitamin C is essential for forming collagen, the substance found in muscle, bones, skin, and tendons, which holds the whole body together. It also acts as a natural antioxidant and helps along the process that converts cells into tissue.
Getting enough vitamin C is a vital part of healing intervertebral discs and keeping the vertebrae strong in the long-term. Luckily vitamin C is easy to include in your diet. It’s found in fruits such as kiwi, strawberries, and citrus, along with many vegetables, such as tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, spinach, and sweet potatoes. It’s also present in most “one-a-day” multivitamins.
Vitamin K2, which comes from good bacteria (yeast) that is originally cultivated by fermenting soya beans, the same process that makes alcohol. K2 is one of the body’s directors for bone minerals, responsible for moving calcium out of the soft tissues, and into the bones. With enough vitamin K2 and calcium, you’ll be able to keep bones in the spine and the rest of the body strong and healthy, but again, K2 deficiency is surprisingly common.
You can get your fill through healthy fats found in meat, egg yolks, cheese, and various other dairy products. Vegans often have to lean on supplements to make sure they get enough K2. Natto, a traditional fermented bean dish common in Japan, has been credited as the reason behind why the Japanese look so young and has the most abundant source of K2 in any food.
Our professional, experienced Chiropractors, all have great knowledge of offer treatments for various back problems and have great protocols beyond just nutritional advice to aid your spinal health.