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Recommended Chiropractic Supplements: Wellness Doctor Rx


Chiropractic treatment focuses on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. As with all body systems, specific nutrients protect and increase their functional strength. Various chiropractic-recommended supplements can help in the treatment of musculoskeletal issues and help transform an individual’s health.

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Chiropractors study food-based supplements that are bio-available to cells and are easily absorbed by the body. These food-based supplements and vitamins are seen as food by the body. Supplements are used in detoxification to overcome nutritional deficiencies and enhance an individual’s diet by taking nutrients to optimum levels. Immune system health can also be strengthened by keeping the body resistant to diseases.

Functional Nutrition

Chiropractic medicine study’s all the building blocks of the body that, include:

Holistic nutrition teaches that the body heals from within, which is why healing the gut first, is essential to healing the rest of the body and maintaining health.

Recommended Chiropractic Supplements

Dietary supplements that directly impact the health of the musculoskeletal and the nervous system.


  • Potassium is an important regulator of nerve impulses.
  • Electrochemical signals or action potentials use potassium and sodium to generate responses from cells in the nervous system.
  • Potassium is necessary for turning off nerve impulses and preventing the uncontrolled signaling of nerves.
  • Uncontrolled signaling can lead to movement disorders.


  • Calcium is necessary for the regulation of the action potentials throughout the body.
  • Calcium helps initiate action potentials and helps the cells return to a normal state afterward.
  • Calcium contributes to the development of the nervous system helping guide the nerve cells.
  • Calcium is a major element of bone health to repair bones’ and facilitate regrowth.
  • The body will take the calcium from the bones if there is a calcium deficiency.

Vitamin D

  • One of the most important nutrients for bone health.
  • Vitamin D helps promote bone development and growth.
  • Facilitates calcium absorption helping the body process and absorb the calcium.
  • Increases the effectiveness of daily calcium.

Vitamin B12

  • A member of the B Complex.
  • B12 is essential to the function of the nervous system and the body’s metabolism.
  • B12 breaks complex carbohydrates into more simplistic glucose for basic functions.
  • B12 helps maintain the nerve insulator myelin, which is necessary for nerve transmission.
  • B12 deficiency has been linked to the loss of myelin and can lead to serious conditions like Alzheimer’s.
  • B12 shots deliver the nutrient directly to the bloodstream bypassing the absorption process necessary for oral supplements.

Vitamin K

  • Vitamin K helps balance and facilitate calcium absorption.
  • Vitamin K helps strengthen bones and increase bone density.
  • Often recommended for individuals with osteopenia and osteoporosis to help prevent fractures.

How To Choose Supplements


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Nguyen, Douglas L. “Guidance for supplemental enteral nutrition across patient populations.” The American journal of managed care vol. 23,12 Suppl (2017): S210-S219.

Pludowski, Pawel, et al. “Vitamin D effects on musculoskeletal health, immunity, autoimmunity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, fertility, pregnancy, dementia and mortality-a review of recent evidence.” Autoimmunity reviews vol. 12,10 (2013): 976-89. doi:10.1016/j.autrev.2013.02.004

Song, Yong-Ak, et al. “Electrochemical activation and inhibition of neuromuscular systems through modulation of ion concentrations with ion-selective membranes.” Nature materials vol. 10,12 980-6. 23 Oct. 2011, doi:10.1038/nmat3146

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