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 demonstrating
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!
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!
Quercetin’s reputation is growing
stronger 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.
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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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!