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Richmond 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 decrease allergic reactions 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 Johnson Chiropractic. We know our Richmond chiropractic patients will value this vitamin flavonoid even more!

INFLAMMATION

Quercetin as a flavonoid that are in herbs, fruits (apples, berries), onions, seeds, nuts, and green tea is described as offering beneficial effects on human health by controlling antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory impacts, and regulating metabolic pathways.  By what means? By modifying gene expression, signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is supposed to most likely impact the P12K/AKT pathway and benefit neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has been demonstrated to alleviate the neuralgia and the inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with chronic constriction injury. (2) Johnson Chiropractic respects anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to containing pain!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Quercetin’s reputation is maturing a lot! Its utilization in treating and potentially preventing autoimmune diseases which appear resulting from a breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being analyzed. Dietary supplementation is being used more and more due to positive effects, relative safety, and low cost. Quercetin stands out in this realm because of its anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, and neuroprotective benefits. Studies of late heralded positive effects of quercetin on rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. (3) Richmond chiropractic patients with autoimmune disease may want to consider whether quercetin may be helpful.

METABOLIC DISEASE

Quercetin is also standing out in treatment of metabolic diseases like diabetes, hyperlipedemia, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Richmond chiropractic patients experience these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that quercetin promoted insulin secretion, improved insulin resistance, lowered blood lipid levels, inhibited inflammation and oxidative stress, eased hepatic lipid accumulation, and synchronized gut microbiota. Future human studies are hoped to discover a way to boost the bioavailability of quercetin as well as document its efficacy. (4) Johnson Chiropractic includes nutritional supports like quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to help our Richmond chiropractic patients get pain relief as well as 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 relate to the immune system.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment soon. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We’ll help you with its pronunciation and chat about how quercetin may be a beneficial flavonoid for you! 

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