Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Minster Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium aren’t so “micro” when you understand their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B draw a lot of the attention, but researchers continue to unravel the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s advantage – at least one benefit – lies in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Minster Chiropractic Center presents selenium’s latest research support for our Minster chiropractic patients’ consideration in light of any inflammatory issues they may be dealing with (ie, disc herniation, Minster back pain, neck pain, leg pain, arm pain, etc.).

THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF MICRONUTRIENTS

Vitamins and trace elements are micronutrients that maintain the health of organisms like us humans. These micronutrients are busy! They are vital to every cellular/biochemical process in the body: heart and brain functions, immune responses, antioxidant defense sequences. Long-term deficiency of any singular micronutrient leads to disorders related to the cardiovascular or neurodegenerative systems. Researchers share that older folks need to be quite careful as they are more susceptible to problems due to diet and such. The deficiency of micronutrients is demonstrated to possess an indirect effect on the genome even and slow antioxidant enzymes and reduce the efficiency of defense against free radicals. The more there is of this type of damage, the faster the process of aging of cells and the greated the risk of pathological processes like cancer. (1) In this discussion, we are|we’re]33] going to focus on selenium for the sake of our Minster chiropractic nutrition tip.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Of note, selenium deficiency particularly in the elder population was associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, selenium deficiency is independently linked to cardiovascular disease. It also is associated with elevated circulating inflammatory markers and influenced by the expression of chemokines, cytokines and sirtuins in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. (Yes, we are getting down to the cellular level where the terms are even more foreign to our day-to-day language!) Selenium as a vital micronutrient for health that protects the body from oxidative stress that accumulates over time especially in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency also has a harmful effect on vascular disease since inflammation intensifies vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can influence inflammation in many ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Minster Chiropractic Center or our Minster chiropractic patients desire! Selenium along with zinc are a couple of the most important micronutrients having significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have demonstrated that they are crucial in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Minster Chiropractic Center discusses about the role of inflammation in Minster back pain and other spine pain conditions. Maintaining the body’s proper balance of the right vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is important to our Minster 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 explains the effects of inflammation on the body and how spinal manipulation via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration may help by interrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your Minster chiropractic appointment soon. No pain issue you experience is “micro” nor are any of the vital vitamins and micronutrients your body needs to function its best! You and Minster Chiropractic Center can discuss inflammation more at your next chiropractic visit!

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