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Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Colorado Springs 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 notice, but researchers continue to unravel the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s benefit – at least one of them – rests in its anti-inflammatory ability. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR presents selenium’s latest research support for our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may be experiencing (ie, disc herniation, Colorado Springs 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 integral to every cellular/biochemical process in the body: heart and brain functions, immune responses, antioxidant defense sequences. Long-term deficiency of any singular micronutrient leads to disorders associated with the neurodegenerative or cardiovascular 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 demonstrated to possess 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 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Of note, selenium deficiency especially in the elder population was associated with an elevated 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’re getting down to the cellular level where the words 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 further has a harmful effect on vascular disease since inflammation stimulates vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can affect inflammation in a variety of ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR or our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients desire! Selenium together with zinc are two of the most important micronutrients boasting significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that they are crucial in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR discusses about the role of inflammation in Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment soon. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the vital vitamins and micronutrients your body requires to function optimally! You and The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR can discuss inflammation more at your next chiropractic appointment!

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