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McHenry Chiropractic Nutrition Info: Hawthorn Extract Is Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Cell Death

A hawthorn tree…more than just a shade tree growing in the northern hemisphere. The hawthorn tree’s medicinal reputation is growing! Just as its shade is welcome when it’s hot, the antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties of hawthorn extract are welcome to reduce bacteria, oxidation effects and more. Previously recorded to have promising benefits for cardiovascular health and treatment of cardiovascular disorders due to its flavonoid content, the hawthorn tree’s flavonoid content established it as beneficial for more issues including spinal cord injury and staph infection. (1,2) Spengel Chiropractic designs McHenry chiropractic treatment plans with incorporated nutrition to address these issues and more with nutrients like those from hawthorn when proper. The McHenry chiropractic care is very focused on what your body requires!

FLAVONOIDS IN HAWTHORN LEAVES’ EXTRACT

Hawthorn leaves’ antioxidant and antimicrobial attributes are growing its reputation as a popular herbal medicine plant. Hawthorn’s total phenols, total flavonoid content, and antioxidant activity tested well in a new study, particularly for hyperoside, chlorogenic acid, and isoquercetin in hawthorn fruits. (2) Methanol and ethanol extracts of hawthorn showed high levels of total flavonoids and polyphenols. The methanol extract of hawthorn showed the strongest antibacterial level against bacteria, especially stapholococcus aureus (SA). It harmed the cell wall and membrane of SA and inhibited its enzyme activity, raised reactive oxygen species, transformed gene expression, and triggered SA cell death. (3) Hawthorn’s methanol extract is powerful!

FLAVONOIDS IN CARE OF SPINAL CORD INJURY

Research set to be published in 2021 presents the powerful therapeutic benefits of hawthorn leaves’ flavonoids for spine cord injury. Hawthorn leaves were found to have an abundance of total flavonoid species and content. Research reported that this type of plenty of flavonoids can decrease apoptosis (cell death) and utlilize neuroprotective effects to foster motor function in rats with spinal cord injury. (4) An appealing step in the direction of potential human benefit and McHenry back pain reduction.

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Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic visit with Spengel Chiropractic.  Nutritional issues are important in overall McHenry chiropractic care especially when benefits of natural sources like the hawthorn tree are anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-cell death in spinal issues, highlights of care at Spengel Chiropractic. The hawthorn is so much more just a tree like McHenry chiropractic care is so much more than just a treatment. See you soon!

 
Spengel Chiropractic presents new research regarding the flavonoids of the hawthorn tree leaves’ extract that are antioxidant, antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-cell death.  
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