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Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Vancouver Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium aren’t so “micro” when you understand their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B get much of the notice, but researchers continue to unravel the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s advantage – at least one of them – lies in its anti-inflammatory ability. Vancouver Disc Centers presents selenium’s latest research support for our Vancouver chiropractic patients’ consideration in light of any inflammatory issues they may have (ie, disc herniation, Vancouver 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 sequences. 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 quite 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 reduce 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 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 Vancouver 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 associated with cardiovascular disease. It also is associated with elevated circulating inflammatory markers and influenced by the expression of chemokines, cytokines and sirtuins in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. (Yes, we are 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 defends the body from oxidative stress that builds up over time especially in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency also has a detrimental effect on vascular disease since inflammation intensifies 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 Vancouver Disc Centers or our Vancouver chiropractic patients desire! Selenium together with zinc are a couple of the most important micronutrients possessing significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have demonstrated that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers talks about the role of inflammation in Vancouver 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 critical to our Vancouver 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 the effects of inflammation 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 Vancouver chiropractic appointment today. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the key vitamins and micronutrients your body needs to function optimally! You and Vancouver Disc Centers can discuss inflammation further at your next chiropractic appointment!

Vancouver Disc Centers shares details about the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation. 
 
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