New Study Shows Chiropractic Boosts Antioxidants!


Here at Broadway Burrard Chiropractic our goal is to diagnose the source of the pain, relieve the pain, maintain your health and get you back to your LIFE. A large part of doing that involves staying up to date with the latest scientific literature and research on the care that can benefit our patients.

We were very excited when Dr. Hunsberger came across this new study recently published showing that chiropractic adjustments can actually boost anti-oxidants!

“Anti-oxidants are naturally occurring chemicals that protect the body from free radicals. Fresh fruits and vegetables are good sources of anti-oxidants, but your body also produces anti-oxidants to ward off damage”.

“In this new study, researchers looked at 23 people who were suffering from back or neck pain. Each patient received 10 chiropractic adjustments over a period of five weeks. Blood samples were taken from the test subjects before and after the study period, and the researchers noted levels of three specific anti-oxidants: superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase (GPx)”.

“At the end of the study, there was no difference in antioxidant catalase, there was a significant increase in both SOD and GPx”.

“It’s important to note that this was a small study and it didn’t include a control group, so further research needs to be done to confirm these results and to determine how chiropractic works to boost anti-oxidants. However, this is study adds to our knowledge of the benefits of chiropractic. Other studies have found that chiropractic can boost immune functioning and decrease stress hormones”.

With so many scientific findings discovered each day regarding the benefits of Chiropractic treatment, what do you have to lose except your pain with better health to gain! Book today with your Vancouver Chiropractors Dr. Jerry Wright and Dr. Tyler Hunsberger today at

To check out the full article see the sources below!

Kolberg C, Horst A, Moraes MS, et al. 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 2014 Original source

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