Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Sandy Springs Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium are not so “micro” when you consider their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B get a lot of the attention, but researchers continue to unravel the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s benefit – at least one benefit – rests in its anti-inflammatory ability. Cross Chiropractic Center shares selenium’s latest research support for our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may be experiencing (ie, disc herniation, Sandy Springs 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 key to every biochemical/cellular process in the body: heart and brain functions, immune responses, antioxidant defense sequences. Long-term deficiency of any one micronutrient leads to disorders related to the neurodegenerative or cardiovascular 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 possess an indirect impact on the genome even and slow antioxidant enzymes and reduce the efficiency of defense against free radicals. More such 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 Sandy Springs chiropractic nutrition tip.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Notably, selenium deficiency especially in the older population was associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. As a matter of fact, selenium deficiency is independently associated with cardiovascular disease. It also is associated with elevated circulating inflammatory markers and affected by the expression of chemokines, cytokines and sirtuins in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. (Yes, we’re getting down to the cellular level where the words are even more strange to our everyday language!) Selenium as a key micronutrient for health that defends the body from oxidative stress that accumulates over time especially in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency further has a harmful impact on vascular disease since inflammation stimulates vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can have an effect on inflammation in many ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by promoting inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Cross Chiropractic Center or our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients want! Selenium in conjunction with zinc are two of the most important micronutrients having significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Cross Chiropractic Center talks about the role of inflammation in Sandy Springs back pain and other spine pain conditions. Maintaining the body’s proper balance of the proper vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is important to the health of our Sandy Springs 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 integration may benefit by interrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment now. 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 Cross Chiropractic Center can discuss inflammation further at your next chiropractic appointment!

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