Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Oxford Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium aren’t so “micro” when you consider 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. Satterwhite Chiropractic presents selenium’s latest research support for our Oxford chiropractic patients’ consideration in light of any inflammatory issues they may be dealing with (ie, disc herniation, Oxford 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 active! They are key to every biochemical/cellular process in the body: functions of heart and brain, immune responses, antioxidant defense sequences. 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 demonstrated to possess 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 aging process of cells and the higher the risk of pathological processes like cancer. (1) Here, we are|we’re]33] going to focus on selenium for the sake of our Oxford 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. As a matter of fact, selenium deficiency is independently associated with 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 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 protects the body from oxidative stress that builds up over time particularly in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency also has a harmful impact on vascular disease because inflammation stimulates vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can have an effect on inflammation in a variety of ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Satterwhite Chiropractic or our Oxford chiropractic patients want! Selenium together with zinc are a couple of the most important micronutrients exhibiting significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have demonstrated that they are crucial in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Satterwhite Chiropractic discusses about the role of inflammation in Oxford 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 Oxford 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 interrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your Oxford chiropractic appointment today. No pain issue you experience is “micro” nor are any of the vital vitamins and micronutrients your body requires to function its best! You and Satterwhite Chiropractic can talk more about inflammation at your next chiropractic visit!

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