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Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a West Palm Beach Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium aren’t so “micro” when you understand their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B get much of the notice, but researchers keep unraveling the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s benefit – at least one benefit – lies in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Chiropractic Care shares selenium’s latest research support for our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients’ consideration in light of any inflammatory issues they may be dealing with (ie, disc herniation, West Palm Beach back pain, neck pain, leg pain, arm pain, etc.).

THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF MICRONUTRIENTS

Vitamins and trace elements are micronutrients that keep organisms like us humans healthy. These micronutrients are busy! They are vital to every biochemical/cellular process in the body: heart and brain functions, immune responses, antioxidant defense routines. Long-term deficiency of any singular micronutrient leads to disorders related to the cardiovascular or neurodegenerative systems. Researchers warn that older folks need to be really careful as they are more prone to problems due to diet and such. The deficiency of micronutrients is shown to possess an indirect impact on the genome even and reduce antioxidant enzymes and decrease the efficiency of defense against free radicals. More such damage, the faster the aging process of cells and the greated the risk of pathological processes like cancer. (1) Here, we are|we’re]33] going to concentrate on selenium for the sake of our West Palm Beach chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Notably, selenium deficiency especially in the older population was associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, selenium deficiency is independently linked to cardiovascular disease. It also is linked to elevated circulating inflammatory markers and affected by the expression of chemokines, cytokines and sirtuins in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. (Yes, we are going down to the cellular level where the words are even more foreign to our day-to-day language!) Selenium as a key micronutrient for health that protects the body from oxidative stress that builds up over time especially in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency also has a detrimental impact on vascular disease since inflammation stimulates vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can affect inflammation in a variety of ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Chiropractic Care or our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients desire! Selenium in conjunction with zinc are two of the most important micronutrients exhibiting significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Chiropractic Care talks about the role of inflammation in West Palm Beach back pain and other spine pain conditions. Keeping the body equipped with the proper vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is important to our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients’ health.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes inflammation’s effect on the body and how spinal manipulation via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation may help by interrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment soon. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the vital vitamins and micronutrients your body requires to function optimally! You and Chiropractic Care can discuss inflammation more at your next chiropractic visit!

Chiropractic Care shares details about the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation. 
 
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