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Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a McHenry Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium are not so “micro” when you consider their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B draw much of the notice, but researchers continue to unravel the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s advantage – at least one benefit – lies in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Spengel Chiropractic presents selenium’s latest research support for our McHenry chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may be dealing with (ie, disc herniation, McHenry 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 busy! They are vital to every biochemical/cellular process in the body: functions of heart and brain, immune responses, antioxidant defense routines. Long-term deficiency of any one micronutrient leads to disorders related to the cardiovascular or neurodegenerative 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 reduce antioxidant enzymes and reduce 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 McHenry chiropractic nutrition tip.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Notably, selenium deficiency especially in the older population was linked with an elevated 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’re going down to the cellular level where the terms are even more foreign to our everyday 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 also has a harmful effect on vascular disease because inflammation stimulates vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can have an effect on inflammation in a variety of ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by promoting inflammation. (3) Promoting inflammation is not what Spengel Chiropractic or our McHenry chiropractic patients want! Selenium along 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) Spengel Chiropractic talks about the role of inflammation in McHenry back pain and other spine pain conditions. Keeping the body equipped with the proper vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is important to the health of our McHenry 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 help by disrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment soon. No pain issue you experience is “micro” nor are any of the key vitamins and micronutrients your body needs to function its best! You and Spengel Chiropractic can chat more about inflammation at your next chiropractic appointment!

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