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Study – Chiropractic Boosts Antioxidants

Study – Chiropractic Boosts Antioxidants

Antioxidants are naturally occurring chemicals that protect the body from free radicals. Antioxidants are found in many foods, including fruits and vegetables but your body also produces antioxidants to ward off damage.

In this new study, researchers looked at 23 people who were suffering from neck or back pain. Each patient received 2 chiropractic adjustments per week over a period of five weeks equalling 10 total adjustments. Researchers took blood samples from the test subjects before and after the study period. In these blood samples, the researchers noted levels of three specific antioxidants – superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase (GPx). Results at the end of the study revealed there was no difference in antioxidant catalase. However, there was a significant increase in both SOD and GPx.

Although this is a small study, it’s important to note that this didn’t include a control group. Further research needs to be performed to substantiate these results and to determine how chiropractic treatment works to increase antioxidants. However, this study adds to our awareness of the benefits of chiropractic. Other studies have found that chiropractic care not only boosts immune functioning it also decreases stress hormones.

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