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!
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!
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.
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!