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

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 showing 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!

INFLAMMATION

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!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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 area 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.

METABOLIC DISEASE

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, lowered 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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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 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! 

 
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center describes the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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