Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals come to
mind for you? Well, this is a good
one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to reduce
allergic reactions or enhance immunity, quercetin is showing
itself to do more than just that! Its anti-inflammatory, immune-system
supporting, and gut microbiota-regulating elements to name a few
are getting the attention of Amelia Chiropractic Clinic. We know
our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients will value this
vitamin flavonoid even more!
Quercetin as a flavonoid found in herbs,
fruits (apples, berries), onions, seeds, nuts, and green tea is described
as offering positive effects on human health by
mediating antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory impacts,
and regulating metabolic pathways. How? By modulating gene expression,
signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is supposed
to most likely affect the P12K/AKT pathway and benefit
neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has
been demonstrated to reduce the neuralgia and the
inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with
chronic constriction injury. (2) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is all for anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to managing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is growing
stronger all the time! Its use for
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 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. Studies of late described
positive effects of quercetin on rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel
disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. (3) Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients
with autoimmune disease may want to look
at quercetin with us.
Quercetin is also standing out in
treatment of metabolic diseases like diabetes, hyperlipedemia, and nonalcoholic
fatty liver disease. Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients have
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments reported that
quercetin promoted insulin secretion, improved
insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, inhibited
inflammation and oxidative stress, alleviated hepatic lipid
accumulation, and controlled gut microbiota.
Future human studies are hoped to discover a way to increase
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as document its effectiveness.
(4) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic incorporates nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to help
our Fernandina Beach 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment
soon. 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!