Micronutrients like selenium aren’t 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 benefit – at least one benefit
– rests in its anti-inflammatory ability.
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. presents selenium’s latest research support for
our Auburn chiropractic patients’ consideration in
light of any inflammatory issues they may be dealing with (ie, disc herniation, Auburn 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 busy! They are key
to every cellular/biochemical process in the body: functions
of heart and brain, immune responses, antioxidant
defense routines. Long-term deficiency of any one
micronutrient leads to disorders related to the cardiovascular or neurodegenerative systems. Researchers share
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 possess 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 higher
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 Auburn chiropractic nutrition talk.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL
Of note, selenium deficiency especially
in the older population was linked with an
elevated risk of cardiovascular disease. As a matter of
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 getting down to the cellular level where the words
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 accumulates over time especially
in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency further has a detrimental
impact on vascular disease because inflammation stimulates
vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can influence
inflammation in a variety of ways. A selenium deficiency can affect
miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Promoting
inflammation is not what Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. or our Auburn chiropractic
patients desire! 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)
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. discusses about the role of inflammation in Auburn
back pain and other spine pain conditions. Keeping the body equipped with the right vitamins
and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is critical
to our Auburn
chiropractic patients’ health.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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
incorporation may benefit by interrupting
the inflammatory process.
Schedule your Auburn chiropractic appointment
now. No pain issue you experience is “micro” nor
are any of the vital vitamins and micronutrients your body requires
to function optimally! You and Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. can discuss inflammation further at your
next chiropractic appointment!