Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals come to mind for you? Well, quercetin is a beneficial one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to reduce allergic reactions or enhance immunity, quercetin is demonstrating 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 Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. We know our Augusta chiropractic patients will appreciate this vitamin flavonoid even more!
Quercetin as a flavonoid that are in herbs, fruits (apples, berries), onions, seeds, nuts, and green tea is explained as offering positive effects on human health by mediating antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory effects, and regulating metabolic pathways. How? By modifying gene expression, signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is thought to most likely affect the P12K/AKT pathway and benefit 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) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic respects anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to containing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is growing stronger 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 implemented increasingly due to positive effects, relative safety, and low cost. Quercetin shows promise in this area due to 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) Augusta 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. Augusta chiropractic patients have these types of issues, too. Animal experiments reported that quercetin promoted insulin secretion, enhanced insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, restrained inflammation and oxidative stress, alleviated hepatic lipid accumulation, and regulated gut microbiota. Future human studies are hoped to discover a way to elevate the bioavailability of quercetin as well as record its effectiveness. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic incorporates nutritional supports like quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to help our Augusta chiropractic patients find 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 illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and how chiropractic spinal manipulation may affect to the immune system.
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment soon. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We’ll help you with its pronunciation and discuss just how quercetin may be a positive flavonoid for you!