Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals come to
mind for you? Well, this is a beneficial
one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to reduce
allergic responses or enhance 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 attracting the attention of OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. We know
our McHenry 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 explained
as offering positive effects on human health by
controlling 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 supposed
to most likely affect the P12K/AKT pathway and help
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) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is all for anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to managing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is maturing a lot! Its use for
treating and possibly inhibiting autoimmune
diseases which present themselves due to a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being examined.
Dietary supplementation is being implemented more and
more due to beneficial effects, relative safety, and low
cost. Quercetin stands out 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) McHenry 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. McHenry chiropractic patients have
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments reported that
quercetin helped insulin secretion, enhanced
insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, restrained
inflammation and oxidative stress, eased hepatic lipid
accumulation, and synchronized gut microbiota.
Future human studies are hoped to find a way to increase
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as detail its effectiveness.
(4) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic incorporates nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to help
our McHenry chiropractic patients get pain relief and enjoy better health.
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Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and how chiropractic spinal
manipulation may affect to the immune system.
Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment
now. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We will help
you with its pronunciation and discuss just how quercetin may
be a beneficial flavonoid for you!