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Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Ashburn Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium are not so “micro” when you consider their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B get much of the notice, but researchers keep unraveling the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s advantage – at least one of them – rests in its anti-inflammatory ability. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares selenium’s latest research support for our Ashburn chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may be dealing with (ie, disc herniation, Ashburn 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 biochemical/cellular process in the body: functions of heart and brain, immune responses, antioxidant defense routines. 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 demonstrated to have an indirect impact on the genome even and reduce antioxidant enzymes and decrease the efficiency of defense against free radicals. More such 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 concentrate on selenium for the sake of our Ashburn chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Of note, selenium deficiency particularly in the older population was linked with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. In 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’re going 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 defends the body from oxidative stress that builds up over time especially in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency further has a harmful impact on vascular disease because inflammation stimulates 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 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn or our Ashburn 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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn talks about the role of inflammation in Ashburn back pain and other spine pain conditions. Keeping the body equipped with the right vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is important to our Ashburn 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 incorporation may help by interrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your Ashburn 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 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn can discuss inflammation further at your next chiropractic visit!

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares information on the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation. 
 
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