Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Vancouver 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 benefit – at least one benefit – lies in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Vancouver Spine Care Centre presents selenium’s latest research support for our Vancouver chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may have (ie, disc herniation, Vancouver 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 vital to every cellular/biochemical process in the body: heart and brain functions, immune responses, antioxidant defense sequences. Long-term deficiency of any one micronutrient leads to disorders related to the neurodegenerative or cardiovascular systems. Researchers share 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 shown to have an indirect effect 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 higher the risk of pathological processes like cancer. (1) Here, we are|we’re]33] going to focus on selenium for the sake of our Vancouver chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Notably, selenium deficiency particularly in the elder population was linked with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, selenium deficiency is independently linked to cardiovascular disease. It also is associated with elevated circulating inflammatory markers and influenced by the expression of chemokines, cytokines and sirtuins in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. (Yes, we’re getting down to the cellular level where the words 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 especially in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency further has a detrimental effect on vascular disease since inflammation stimulates vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can affect inflammation in a variety of ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by promoting inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Vancouver Spine Care Centre or our Vancouver chiropractic patients want! Selenium along with zinc are two of the most important micronutrients possessing significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have demonstrated that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Vancouver Spine Care Centre talks about the role of inflammation in Vancouver 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 Vancouver patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes inflammation’s effect 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 Vancouver chiropractic appointment today. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the key vitamins and micronutrients your body needs to function optimally! You and Vancouver Spine Care Centre can chat more about inflammation at your next chiropractic appointment!

Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares information on the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation. 
 
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