Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a West Des Moines Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium aren’t so “micro” when you consider their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B get a lot of the attention, but researchers continue to unravel the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s advantage – at least one benefit – rests in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa presents selenium’s latest research support for our West Des Moines chiropractic patients’ consideration in light of any inflammatory issues they may have (ie, disc herniation, West Des Moines 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 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 associated with the neurodegenerative or cardiovascular 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 have an indirect impact on the genome even and slow 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 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 West Des Moines chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Notably, selenium deficiency especially in the elder population was linked with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. As a matter of 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 going down to the cellular level where the words are even more strange to our everyday language!) Selenium as a key micronutrient for health that protects 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 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) Stimulating inflammation is not what Executive Chiropractic of Iowa or our West Des Moines chiropractic patients want! Selenium together with zinc are two of the most important micronutrients having significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa discusses about the role of inflammation in West Des Moines back pain and other spine pain conditions. Keeping the body equipped with the right vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is critical to the health of our West Des Moines 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 interrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment now. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the key vitamins and micronutrients your body requires to function its best! You and Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can chat more about inflammation at your next chiropractic visit!

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