Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Fort Wayne Chiropractic Plan02/16/2021Micronutrients like selenium aren’t so “micro” when you understand their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B draw much of the notice, but researchers keep unraveling the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s benefit – at least one of them – lies in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc presents selenium’s latest research support for our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients’ consideration in light of any inflammatory issues they may be dealing with (ie, disc herniation, Fort Wayne 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 busy! They are vital to every cellular/biochemical process in the body: heart and brain functions, immune responses, antioxidant defense routines. Long-term deficiency of any singular micronutrient leads to disorders related to the cardiovascular or neurodegenerative systems. Researchers share that older folks need to be quite careful as they are more prone to problems due to diet and such. The deficiency of micronutrients is shown to possess an indirect effect 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) In this discussion, we are|we’re]33] going to focus on selenium for the sake of our Fort Wayne chiropractic nutrition talk. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE Notably, 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 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 words are even more strange to our everyday 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 as inflammation stimulates vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can affect inflammation in many ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by promoting inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc or our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients desire! Selenium along with zinc are a couple of the most important micronutrients exhibiting significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have demonstrated that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc talks about the role of inflammation in Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic patients’ health. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains inflammation’s effect on the body and how spinal manipulation via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration may help by interrupting the inflammatory process. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. No pain issue you experience is “micro” nor are any of the key vitamins and micronutrients your body needs to function its best! You and Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc can chat more about inflammation at your next chiropractic appointment! « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."