Chiropractic Boosts Antioxidants

 

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We work hard every day to exercise, eat right, and avoid injury.  However, we can’t be perfect and just by going through our day our bodies will encounter stress. Stress over time can damage our bodies.  What if there was something you do to reduce that damage?  A new study shows that chiropractic can do just that.

Our bodies encounter physical, chemical, and mental stress on a daily basis.  These encounters can create free radicals which damage our bodies over time.  Antioxidants protect against free radical damage.  Antioxidants are found in things we eat and drink like fruits and vegetables. However our bodies can also produce antioxidants to protect ourselves.

A ground breaking new study examined whether chiropractic care had an effect on antioxidant levels in the body.  Patients who were suffering from back or neck pain received chiropractic care for 5 weeks.  Measurements of antioxidants were taken before, during, and after the treatment period. The study demonstrated that the patients had increased antioxidant levels even after chiropractic care was no longer received.

If you are looking for a safe, natural and effective way to stay healthy, consider chiropractic.  Chiropractic care is part of a healthy lifestyle and has many benefits including; decreasing stress hormones, improving immune function, and boosting anti-oxidant levels.  

Platinum Chiropractic serves the greater Grand Rapids area, including Standale, Walker, Wyoming, and Grandville. Call us as 616-419-4996 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your appointment.

 

Sources:

Kolberg C, Horst A, Moraes MS, et al. (2014). Peripheral oxidative stress blood markers in patients with chronic back or neck pain treated with high-velocity, low-amplitude manipulation. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

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