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Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Manahawkin Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium are not so “micro” when you understand their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B get a lot of the notice, but researchers keep unraveling the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s benefit – at least one benefit – lies in its anti-inflammatory ability. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center presents selenium’s latest research support for our Manahawkin chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may be experiencing (ie, disc herniation, Manahawkin 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 vital to every biochemical/cellular process in the body: heart and brain functions, immune responses, antioxidant defense sequences. Long-term deficiency of any one micronutrient leads to disorders related to the neurodegenerative or cardiovascular systems. Researchers share 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 possess an indirect effect on the genome even and slow 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 Manahawkin chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Notably, selenium deficiency particularly in the older population was linked with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, selenium deficiency is independently linked to cardiovascular disease. It also is associated with 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 foreign to our day-to-day language!) Selenium as a key 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 detrimental effect on vascular disease because inflammation intensifies 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) Promoting inflammation is not what Manahawkin Chiropractic Center or our Manahawkin chiropractic patients want! Selenium along with zinc are two of the most important micronutrients possessing significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that they are crucial in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center talks about the role of inflammation in Manahawkin back pain and other spine pain conditions. Keeping the body equipped with the right vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is important to the health of our Manahawkin patients.

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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 Manahawkin chiropractic appointment soon. 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 Manahawkin Chiropractic Center can discuss inflammation more at your next chiropractic visit!

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