Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals come to
mind for you? Well, this is a valuable
one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to decrease
allergic responses or boost immunity, quercetin is showing
itself to do more than just that! Its anti-inflammatory, immune-system
supporting, and gut microbiota-regulating elements to name a few
are getting the attention of New Roads Chiropractic Center. We feel that
our New Roads chiropractic patients will appreciate this
vitamin flavonoid even more!
Quercetin as a flavonoid found in herbs,
fruits (apples, berries), onions, seeds, nuts, and green tea is described
as offering beneficial effects on human health by
controlling antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory impacts,
and regulating metabolic pathways. By
what means? By modulating gene expression,
signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is supposed
to most likely affect the P12K/AKT pathway and help
neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has
been demonstrated to reduce the neuralgia and the
inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with
chronic constriction injury. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center respects anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to containing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is getting
stronger a lot! Its use for
treating and possibly preventing autoimmune
diseases which present themselves due to a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being studied.
Dietary supplementation is being used more and
more due to beneficial effects, relative safety, and minimal
cost. Quercetin stands out in this area due to its anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, and neuroprotective
benefits. Studies of late described
positive effects of quercetin on rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel
disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. (3) New Roads chiropractic patients
with autoimmune disease may want to consider whether quercetin may be helpful.
Quercetin is also shining bright in
treatment of metabolic diseases like diabetes, hyperlipedemia, and nonalcoholic
fatty liver disease. New Roads chiropractic patients have
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that
quercetin helped insulin secretion, improved
insulin resistance, lowered blood lipid levels, restrained
inflammation and oxidative stress, alleviated hepatic lipid
accumulation, and controlled gut microbiota.
Future human studies are hoped to find a way to increase
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as detail its effectiveness.
(4) New Roads Chiropractic Center incorporates nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist
our New Roads chiropractic patients find pain relief and 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 affect to the immune system.
Schedule your New Roads chiropractic appointment
soon. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We’ll help
you with its pronunciation and chat about how quercetin may
be a beneficial flavonoid for you!