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Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Largo Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium are not so “micro” when you consider their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B draw a lot of the notice, but researchers continue to unravel the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s benefit – at least one of them – rests in its anti-inflammatory ability. Hollstrom & Associates Inc presents selenium’s latest research support for our Largo chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may be dealing with (ie, disc herniation, Largo 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 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 cardiovascular or neurodegenerative systems. Researchers warn that older folks need to be really careful as they are more susceptible to problems due to diet and such. The deficiency of micronutrients is demonstrated 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 Largo chiropractic nutrition tip.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Of note, 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 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 getting down to the cellular level where the terms are even more foreign to our day-to-day language!) Selenium as a vital 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 as inflammation intensifies vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can have an effect on inflammation in many ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by promoting inflammation. (3) Promoting inflammation is not what Hollstrom & Associates Inc or our Largo chiropractic patients want! Selenium together with zinc are a couple of the most important micronutrients having significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have demonstrated that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Hollstrom & Associates Inc talks about the role of inflammation in Largo back pain and other spine pain conditions. Keeping the body equipped with the proper vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is important to our Largo 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 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 Largo chiropractic appointment today. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the vital vitamins and micronutrients your body requires to function its best! You and Hollstrom & Associates Inc can discuss inflammation further at your next chiropractic visit!

Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares details about the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation. 
 
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