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Millville 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 good one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to decrease 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 attracting the attention of Wilson Family Chiropractic. We know our Millville chiropractic patients will appreciate 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.  How? By modulating gene expression, signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is thought to most likely affect the P12K/AKT pathway and help neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has been shown to reduce the neuralgia and the inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with chronic constriction injury. (2) Wilson Family Chiropractic respects anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to managing pain!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Quercetin’s reputation is maturing all the time! Its utilization in treating and potentially preventing autoimmune diseases which appear resulting from a breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being examined. Dietary supplementation is being used more and more due to beneficial effects, relative safety, and minimal cost. Quercetin shows promise in this area because of its anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, and neuroprotective benefits. Recent studies described positive effects of quercetin on rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. (3) Millville 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. Millville chiropractic patients experience these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that quercetin helped insulin secretion, enhanced insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, inhibited inflammation and oxidative stress, alleviated hepatic lipid accumulation, and regulated gut microbiota. Future human studies are hoped to discover a way to boost the bioavailability of quercetin as well as detail its efficacy. (4) Wilson Family Chiropractic incorporates nutritional supports like quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist our Millville 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 Millville chiropractic appointment soon. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We will help you with its pronunciation and chat about how quercetin may be a positive flavonoid for you! 

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