Vitamin C and Chiropractic Care

Like most people, you likely have a carton of pure orange juice sitting in your fridge (If you don’t, you’ll like want to get some after reading this article). Not only does orange juice taste amazing, with or without pulp, it’s also a great source of vitamin C.

Now you may be wondering, what does vitamin C have to do with chiropractic care, and why are we covering it today?

Well, as it turns out, vitamin C is an essential part of your chiropractic care journey. Allow us to explain.

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin widely used to promote a healthy immune system. Unfortunately, our bodies can not produce this vitamin on their own, and it must come from foods and drinks that we consume on a daily basis.

One glass of orange juice provides 125mg of vitamin C (approx 2x the RDA). Experts recommend no less than 400mg / day to 2,000mg daily during needed immune support. You need to use supplementation for the higher levels.

The following list of foods is a great source of vitamin C, fibers, and many other healthy vitamins that our body needs to maintain a healthy immune system.

  • Pineapple

  • Oranges

  • Kiwi

  • Cantaloupe

  • Strawberries

  • Broccoli

  • Bell peppers

  • Cherries

  • Brussels sprouts

  • Tomatoes

Ok, this sounds great for your immune system, but what does it have to do with chiropractic care?

Studies have shown that not only does vitamin C help with your immune system, but it can aid in repairing tissue all over the body. This vitamin can help promote healing from injuries, prevent bruising, maintain strong joints, muscles, and even your gums. On top of all of that, it even promotes hemoglobin in your red blood cells, which helps carry oxygen to your organs.

So if you are someone who has experienced or is currently in the process of alleviating pain in your joints, bones, or muscles, then it would be worth your while to incorporate more vitamin C into your diet.

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In 1993, Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back and first sought the care of a Chiropractor. It was after this experience that he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice now for 20+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine and science-based nutrition. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

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