Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Baton Rouge 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 keep unraveling the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s advantage – at least one benefit – rests in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation shares selenium’s latest research support for our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may be experiencing (ie, disc herniation, Baton Rouge 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 integral to every cellular/biochemical process in the body: functions of heart and brain, 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 possess an indirect impact on the genome even and reduce antioxidant enzymes and decrease 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) In this discussion, we are|we’re]33] going to focus on selenium for the sake of our Baton Rouge 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. As a matter of fact, selenium deficiency is independently associated with 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 going down to the cellular level where the terms are even more foreign to our day-to-day language!) Selenium as a key micronutrient for health that defends the body from oxidative stress that accumulates over time particularly in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency also has a harmful effect on vascular disease since inflammation stimulates vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can influence inflammation in a variety of ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation or our Baton Rouge 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 important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation discusses about the role of inflammation in Baton Rouge 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 our Baton Rouge 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 illustrates inflammation’s effect on the body and how spinal manipulation via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration may benefit by disrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the vital vitamins and micronutrients your body requires to function optimally! You and Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation can discuss inflammation more at your next chiropractic visit!

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation shares details about the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation. 
 
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