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Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Richmond Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium are not so “micro” when you consider their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B get a lot 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 capacity. Johnson Chiropractic shares selenium’s latest research support for our Richmond chiropractic patients’ consideration in light of any inflammatory issues they may be experiencing (ie, disc herniation, Richmond 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 key to every biochemical/cellular process in the body: heart and brain functions, immune responses, antioxidant defense sequences. Long-term deficiency of any singular micronutrient leads to disorders related to the neurodegenerative or cardiovascular 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 have an indirect impact on the genome even and slow antioxidant enzymes and decrease the efficiency of defense against free radicals. More such damage, the faster the aging process of cells and the greated the risk of pathological processes like cancer. (1) Here, we are|we’re]33] going to focus on selenium for the sake of our Richmond chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Of note, selenium deficiency especially in the elder population was linked 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 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 everyday language!) Selenium as a key micronutrient for health that protects the body from oxidative stress that accumulates over time particularly in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency further has a detrimental impact on vascular disease because inflammation stimulates vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can influence inflammation in many ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Johnson Chiropractic or our Richmond chiropractic patients desire! Selenium together with zinc are a couple of the most important micronutrients having significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Johnson Chiropractic discusses about the role of inflammation in Richmond 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 our Richmond 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 interrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment now. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the vital vitamins and micronutrients your body needs to function its best! You and Johnson Chiropractic can discuss inflammation further at your next chiropractic appointment!

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