Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Groton Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium are not so “micro” when you consider their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B draw a lot of the attention, but researchers keep unraveling the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s benefit – at least one benefit – lies in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office shares selenium’s latest research support for our Groton chiropractic patients’ consideration in light of any inflammatory issues they may be experiencing (ie, disc herniation, Groton 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 routines. Long-term deficiency of any singular micronutrient leads to disorders associated with the cardiovascular or neurodegenerative systems. Researchers warn that older folks need to be quite careful as they are more susceptible 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. More such 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 Groton chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Of note, selenium deficiency especially in the older population was linked 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 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 vital micronutrient for health that defends the body from oxidative stress that builds up over time particularly in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency also has a harmful impact on vascular disease since inflammation intensifies vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can affect inflammation in many ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office or our Groton chiropractic patients want! Selenium in conjunction with zinc are two of the most important micronutrients boasting significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have demonstrated that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office discusses about the role of inflammation in Groton back pain and other spine pain conditions. Keeping the body equipped with the proper vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is critical to the health of our Groton patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains inflammation’s effect on the body and how spinal manipulation via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation may benefit by interrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment today. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the key vitamins and micronutrients your body requires to function optimally! You and Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office can talk more about inflammation at your next chiropractic appointment!

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office shares details about the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation. 
 
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