Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Lynchburg Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium are not so “micro” when you understand their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B get much of the attention, but researchers keep unraveling the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s benefit – at least one of them – rests in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Palmer Chiropractic Center shares selenium’s latest research support for our Lynchburg chiropractic patients’ consideration in light of any inflammatory issues they may be experiencing (ie, disc herniation, Lynchburg 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 key to every biochemical/cellular process in the body: functions of heart and brain, immune responses, antioxidant defense sequences. Long-term deficiency of any one micronutrient leads to disorders associated with 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 demonstrated to have an indirect effect on the genome even and reduce antioxidant enzymes and reduce the efficiency of defense against free radicals. The more there is of this type of damage, the faster the aging process of cells and the higher 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 Lynchburg chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Of note, selenium deficiency particularly in the elder population was associated with an elevated 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 words are even more strange to our day-to-day language!) Selenium as a key 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 stimulates vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can influence inflammation in a variety of ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Promoting inflammation is not what Palmer Chiropractic Center or our Lynchburg 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 crucial in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Palmer Chiropractic Center talks about the role of inflammation in Lynchburg back pain and other spine pain conditions. Keeping the body equipped with the proper vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is important to our Lynchburg 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 integration may benefit by disrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your Lynchburg chiropractic appointment now. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the key vitamins and micronutrients your body needs to function optimally! You and Palmer Chiropractic Center can chat more about inflammation at your next chiropractic appointment!

Palmer Chiropractic Center shares information on the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation. 
 
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