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 reduce
allergic responses or boost immunity, quercetin is demonstrating
itself to do more than just that! Its anti-inflammatory, immune-system
supporting, and gut microbiota-regulating features to name a few
are getting the attention of Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. We feel that
our Manahawkin 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 positive effects on human health by
mediating antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory effects,
and regulating metabolic pathways. By
what means? By modifying gene expression,
signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is thought
to most likely affect the P12K/AKT pathway and benefit
neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has
been shown to alleviate the neuralgia and the
inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with
chronic constriction injury. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center respects anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to containing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is growing
stronger all the time! Its utilization in
treating and potentially preventing autoimmune
diseases which present themselves due to a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being examined.
Dietary supplementation is being implemented increasingly due to beneficial effects, relative safety, and minimal
cost. Quercetin shows promise in this realm due to its anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, and neuroprotective
benefits. Recent studies heralded
positive effects of quercetin on rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel
disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. (3) Manahawkin 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. Manahawkin chiropractic patients experience
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that
quercetin promoted insulin secretion, enhanced
insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, inhibited
inflammation and oxidative stress, alleviated hepatic lipid
accumulation, and regulated gut microbiota.
Future human studies are hoped to find a way to elevate
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as record its efficacy.
(4) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center incorporates nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to help
our Manahawkin chiropractic patients find pain relief and enjoy better health.
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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 Manahawkin chiropractic appointment
today. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We will help
you with its pronunciation and chat about how quercetin may
be a positive flavonoid for you!