Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Pflugerville Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium aren’t so “micro” when you consider 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 benefit – rests in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Pflugerville Wellness Center presents selenium’s latest research support for our Pflugerville chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may be dealing with (ie, disc herniation, Pflugerville 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 integral to every biochemical/cellular process in the body: functions of heart and brain, immune responses, antioxidant defense routines. Long-term deficiency of any one micronutrient leads to disorders related to the cardiovascular or neurodegenerative systems. Researchers warn 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 demonstrated to have an indirect impact on the genome even and slow antioxidant enzymes and reduce 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 greated 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 Pflugerville chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Notably, selenium deficiency especially in the elder population was linked 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 influenced by the expression of chemokines, cytokines and sirtuins in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. (Yes, we are going 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 accumulates over time especially in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency further has a detrimental effect on vascular disease as 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 promoting inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Pflugerville Wellness Center or our Pflugerville chiropractic patients desire! Selenium along 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) Pflugerville Wellness Center talks about the role of inflammation in Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville chiropractic appointment today. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the vital vitamins and micronutrients your body requires to function its best! You and Pflugerville Wellness Center can discuss inflammation more at your next chiropractic appointment!

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