Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals come to mind for you? Well, quercetin is a beneficial one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to decrease allergic reactions or enhance immunity, quercetin is demonstrating itself to do more than just that! Its anti-inflammatory, immune-system supporting, and gut microbiota-regulating elements to name a few are attracting the attention of Young Chiropractic. We know our Easley chiropractic patients will appreciate this vitamin flavonoid even more!
Quercetin as a flavonoid that are in herbs, fruits (apples, berries), onions, seeds, nuts, and green tea is described as offering positive effects on human health by controlling antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory impacts, and regulating metabolic pathways. How? By modifying gene expression, signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is thought to most likely impact the P12K/AKT pathway and benefit neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has been shown to reduce the neuralgia and the inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with chronic constriction injury. (2) Young Chiropractic is all for anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to containing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is maturing all the time! Its utilization in treating and possibly preventing autoimmune diseases which appear resulting from a breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being studied. Dietary supplementation is being implemented increasingly due to positive effects, relative safety, and low cost. Quercetin stands out in this realm due to its anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, and neuroprotective benefits. Studies of late heralded positive effects of quercetin on rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. (3) Easley chiropractic patients with autoimmune disease may want to look at quercetin with us.
Quercetin is also standing out in treatment of metabolic diseases like diabetes, hyperlipedemia, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Easley chiropractic patients have these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that quercetin promoted insulin secretion, enhanced insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, restrained inflammation and oxidative stress, eased hepatic lipid accumulation, and synchronized gut microbiota. Future human studies are hoped to discover a way to elevate the bioavailability of quercetin as well as record its effectiveness. (4) Young Chiropractic includes nutritional supports like quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist our Easley chiropractic patients get pain relief as well as enjoy better health.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and how chiropractic spinal manipulation may relate to the immune system.
Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment soon. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We’ll help you with its pronunciation and discuss just how quercetin may be a positive flavonoid for you!