Micronutrients like selenium aren’t so “micro” when you understand 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 of them – lies in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Moriarty Chiropractic shares selenium’s latest research support for our Nashua chiropractic patients’ consideration in light of any inflammatory issues they may be experiencing (ie, disc herniation, Nashua 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 active! They are integral to every biochemical/cellular 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 really 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 slow antioxidant enzymes and reduce 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 Nashua chiropractic nutrition tip.
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 associated with elevated circulating inflammatory markers and influenced by the expression of chemokines, cytokines and sirtuins in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. (Yes, we are getting down to the cellular level where the terms are even more strange to our day-to-day 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 further has a detrimental effect on vascular disease since inflammation intensifies vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can affect inflammation in a variety of ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Moriarty Chiropractic or our Nashua chiropractic patients desire! Selenium in conjunction with zinc are a couple of the most important micronutrients boasting significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic talks about the role of inflammation in Nashua back pain and other spine pain conditions. Keeping the body equipped with the proper vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is critical to our Nashua 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 explains the effects of inflammation on the body and how spinal manipulation via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration may benefit by interrupting the inflammatory process.
Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment today. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the key vitamins and micronutrients your body requires to function optimally! You and Moriarty Chiropractic can talk more about inflammation at your next chiropractic appointment!