Antioxidant Activity Can Be Boosted by Chiropractics

It is apparent that people are becoming increasingly aware of the wonderful benefits of chiropractic care, but did you know that the practice is also very good for boosting your antioxidant activity? If you didn’t know, don’t worry – this article is aimed at enlightening you on the importance of chiropractics in relation to antioxidant levels in your body.
Antioxidants are molecules which stop other molecules from oxidizing. They basically take their extra electron and use that electron to stop the chain reaction of the free radicals. When they do that, they stop those radicals from damaging other healthy cells and causing your immune system to weaken. Therefore, antioxidants are a key factor in strengthening your immune system and fighting off diseases.

A new study has provided results that show the positive impact that chiropractics has on the antioxidant process. In this study, researchers took 23 subjects, age range 26 – 50, who were suffering from chronic back or neck pain and engaged them in spinal manipulations of low-amplitude. They underwent treatment twice a week for 5 weeks.

The aim of the study was to see if there was any effect on the antioxidant activity in the subjects.
  • The participants gave blood samples before and after every treatment sessions.

  • Three different antioxidant levels were noted: “superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase (GPx).”

  • There was no change in catalase activity levels after a little more than a month of treatment.

  • There was a change in the activity levels of SOD and GPx during the same amount of time.

It implies that regular chiropractic care can boost the antioxidant activity and function in your body and therefore give you a greater chance of fighting off illnesses and other medical conditions which may try to arise.

Learn more about the beneficial effects of chiropractic treatments for your antioxidant activity. See a chiropractor at Stouffville Health Centre.
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