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New Roads Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Quercetin for Inflammatory, Metabolic and Autoimmune Issues

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!

INFLAMMATION

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!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Quercetin’s reputation is getting stronger a lot! Its use for treating and potentially 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.

METABOLIC DISEASE

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, enhanced 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! 

 
New Roads Chiropractic Center explains the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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