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 draw a lot of the attention, but researchers continue to unravel the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s advantage – at least one of them – rests in its anti-inflammatory ability. Moses Chiropractic presents selenium’s latest research support for our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may have (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 cellular/biochemical process in the body: heart and brain functions, immune responses, antioxidant defense routines. Long-term deficiency of any singular micronutrient leads to disorders associated with the cardiovascular or neurodegenerative systems. Researchers warn that older folks need to be really careful as they are more susceptible to problems due to diet and such. The deficiency of micronutrients is shown to have an indirect effect on the genome even and reduce 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) Here, we are|we’re]33] going to focus on selenium for the sake of our West Palm Beach chiropractic nutrition tip.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Of note, selenium deficiency especially in the elder population was linked 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 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 builds up over time especially in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency also has a harmful effect 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 stimulating inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Moses Chiropractic or our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients want! Selenium along with zinc are a couple of the most important micronutrients having significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that they are crucial in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Moses Chiropractic discusses about the role of inflammation in West Palm Beach 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 critical 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 illustrates 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 West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment soon. No pain issue you experience is “micro” nor are any of the key vitamins and micronutrients your body needs to function optimally! You and Moses Chiropractic can discuss inflammation further at your next chiropractic visit!

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