Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Eugene Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium are not so “micro” when you understand 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 of them – lies in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic shares selenium’s latest research support for our Eugene chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may be experiencing (ie, disc herniation, Eugene 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 routines. Long-term deficiency of any singular micronutrient leads to disorders related to the cardiovascular or neurodegenerative systems. Researchers warn 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 possess an indirect effect on the genome even and reduce antioxidant enzymes and reduce the efficiency of defense against free radicals. More such 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 concentrate on selenium for the sake of our Eugene chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Of note, selenium deficiency particularly in the elder population was associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. As a matter of 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 are 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 builds up over time especially in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency also has a detrimental effect on vascular disease because inflammation stimulates vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can have an effect on inflammation in many ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by promoting inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic or our Eugene chiropractic patients desire! Selenium in conjunction with zinc are two of the most important micronutrients exhibiting significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have demonstrated that they are crucial in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic talks about the role of inflammation in Eugene back pain and other spine pain conditions. Maintaining the body’s proper balance of the right vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is critical to our Eugene 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 describes the effects of inflammation on the body and how spinal manipulation via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration may help by disrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment now. No pain issue you experience is “micro” nor are any of the vital vitamins and micronutrients your body needs to function its best! You and Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic can discuss inflammation more at your next chiropractic visit!

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