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McHenry 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 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 Spengel Chiropractic. We know our McHenry 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 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) Spengel Chiropractic is all for anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to managing pain!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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.

METABOLIC DISEASE

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) Spengel 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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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back 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! 

 
Spengel Chiropractic explains the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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