Vitamin C for Lowering Inflammation and Reducing Pain

Vitamin C and Lowering Inflammation

Video by Dr. Erik Waldeland

Green drinks, such as the recipe attached below, offer a powerhouse of nutrients crucial for lowering inflammation and maintaining optimal health. As a Chiropractor in McKinney, making sure my patients inflammation levels stay low is a big part of keeping them out of pain. With spinach as a base, providing iron and calcium, and bananas offering potassium and fiber, these drinks are already nutrient-rich. However, the inclusion of pineapple in this particular recipe is especially notable for its high content of vitamin C, a vital nutrient known for its role in supporting immune function and collagen synthesis. According to the attached research study, vitamin C plays a crucial role in muscle repair, with one quote stating, “vitamin C is essential for muscle repair and regeneration.” Furthermore, the same research underscores its significance in promoting healing, stating, “it also plays a role in the synthesis of collagen, the main structural protein found in connective tissues, such as tendons, ligaments, and skin.” Thus, green drinks like this smoothie not only offer a refreshing taste but also provide essential nutrients like vitamin C, lowering inflammation, supporting overall health and well-being.

When it comes to how we approach pain, our Chiro Health clinics always address the foods and nutrients that our patients consume for this exact reason.  We need to ensure the body has the ability to heal from the inside out, because this is important for not only getting out of pain but staying out of pain. Give the recipe below a try and let us know how it is!


All organic and frozen

  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ mango
  • ¼ cup pineapple
  • Water to taste, about 1 cup

Blend until smooth and enjoy!


Taghiyar M, Darvishi L, Askari G, Feizi A, Hariri M, Mashhadi NS, Ghiasvand R. The effect of vitamin C and e supplementation on muscle damage and oxidative stress in female athletes: a clinical trial. Int J Prev Med. 2013 Apr;4(Suppl 1):S16-23. PMID: 23717764; PMCID: PMC3665020.

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our McKinney Chiropractors, located near Stonebridge Ranch, at the corner of S. Stonebridge Dr. and Eldorado Pkwy., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients are just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy, lower inflammation and limit pain.