Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Paramus Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium are not so “micro” when you consider their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B draw much of the attention, but researchers keep unraveling the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s advantage – at least one benefit – lies in its anti-inflammatory ability. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center presents selenium’s latest research support for our Paramus chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may be dealing with (ie, disc herniation, Paramus 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 key 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 susceptible to problems due to diet and such. The deficiency of micronutrients is shown to have 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 process of aging of cells and the greated the risk of pathological processes like cancer. (1) Here, we are|we’re]33] going to focus on selenium for the sake of our Paramus chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Of note, selenium deficiency especially in the older population was linked with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, selenium deficiency is independently linked to cardiovascular disease. It also is linked to elevated circulating inflammatory markers and influenced by the expression of chemokines, cytokines and sirtuins in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. (Yes, we’re going down to the cellular level where the terms 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 also has a harmful impact on vascular disease because inflammation intensifies vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can have an effect on inflammation in many ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center or our Paramus chiropractic patients want! Selenium together with zinc are a couple of the most important micronutrients boasting significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have demonstrated that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center talks about the role of inflammation in Paramus back pain and other spine pain conditions. Maintaining the body’s proper balance of the proper vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is critical to the health of our Paramus 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 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 Paramus chiropractic appointment today. No pain issue you experience is “micro” nor are any of the key vitamins and micronutrients your body requires to function optimally! You and Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center can chat more about inflammation at your next chiropractic visit!

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center shares information on the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation. 
 
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