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Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Toronto Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium aren’t so “micro” when you consider their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B draw a lot of the attention, but researchers keep unraveling the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s advantage – at least one benefit – rests in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre presents selenium’s latest research support for our Toronto chiropractic patients’ consideration in light of any inflammatory issues they may have (ie, disc herniation, Toronto 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 sequences. 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 susceptible to problems due to diet and such. The deficiency of micronutrients is shown 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 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 Toronto chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Of note, selenium deficiency especially in the older 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’re 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 especially in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency also has a harmful impact on vascular disease because inflammation intensifies vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can affect inflammation in many ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre or our Toronto chiropractic patients desire! Selenium in conjunction with zinc are two of the most important micronutrients having significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have demonstrated that they are crucial in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre discusses about the role of inflammation in Toronto back pain and other spine pain conditions. Maintaining the body’s proper balance of the right vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is critical to our Toronto 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 inflammation’s effect on the body and how spinal manipulation via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration may help by disrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your Toronto chiropractic appointment today. No pain issue you experience is “micro” nor are any of the key vitamins and micronutrients your body needs to function optimally! You and Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre can talk more about inflammation at your next chiropractic appointment!

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre shares details about the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation. 
 
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