Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Baton Rouge Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium aren’t so “micro” when you consider their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B get much of the notice, but researchers continue to unravel the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s advantage – at least one of them – lies in its anti-inflammatory ability. Spine & Sports Rehab Center shares selenium’s latest research support for our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may have (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 keep organisms like us humans healthy. These micronutrients are busy! They are key to every biochemical/cellular process in the body: functions of heart and brain, immune responses, antioxidant defense sequences. Long-term deficiency of any one micronutrient leads to disorders associated with the neurodegenerative or cardiovascular systems. Researchers warn that older folks need to be really careful as they are more prone to problems due to diet and such. The deficiency of micronutrients is shown to have an indirect effect on the genome even and reduce antioxidant enzymes and reduce the efficiency of defense against free radicals. More such 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Notably, selenium deficiency particularly in the elder population was associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. As a matter of fact, selenium deficiency is independently linked to 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 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 further has a harmful effect on vascular disease as inflammation intensifies vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can have an effect on inflammation in a variety of ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Spine & Sports Rehab Center or our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients desire! Selenium along with zinc are two of the most important micronutrients having significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have demonstrated that they are crucial in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Spine & Sports Rehab Center discusses about the role of inflammation in Baton Rouge back pain and other spine pain conditions. Maintaining the body’s proper balance of the right vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is important to the health of our Baton Rouge patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the effects of inflammation 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. No pain issue you experience is “micro” nor are any of the vital vitamins and micronutrients your body needs to function its best! You and Spine & Sports Rehab Center can discuss inflammation more at your next chiropractic appointment!

Spine & Sports Rehab Center shares details about the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation. 
 
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