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Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Burlington and Hamilton Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium are not so “micro” when you understand their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B get a lot of the notice, but researchers continue to unravel the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s advantage – at least one benefit – rests in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Spinal Care Clinic shares selenium’s latest research support for our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may have (ie, disc herniation, Burlington and Hamilton 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 active! 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 share 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 have an indirect effect on the genome even and slow antioxidant enzymes and decrease 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 concentrate on selenium for the sake of our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic nutrition tip.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Of note, selenium deficiency especially 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 linked to elevated circulating inflammatory markers and influenced by the expression of chemokines, cytokines and sirtuins in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. (Yes, we’re going down to the cellular level where the terms are even more strange to our day-to-day language!) Selenium as a vital micronutrient for health that defends the body from oxidative stress that builds up over time especially in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency further has a detrimental impact on vascular disease since inflammation intensifies vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can influence inflammation in a variety of ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by promoting inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Spinal Care Clinic or our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients want! Selenium together with zinc are two of the most important micronutrients possessing significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have demonstrated that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Spinal Care Clinic talks about the role of inflammation in Burlington and Hamilton back pain and other spine pain conditions. Keeping the body equipped with the right vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is critical to the health of our Burlington and Hamilton patients.

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

Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment soon. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the vital vitamins and micronutrients your body requires to function its best! You and Spinal Care Clinic can discuss inflammation further at your next chiropractic visit!

Spinal Care Clinic shares information on the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation. 
 
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