Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals can you think of? Well, quercetin is a beneficial one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to decrease allergic responses or boost immunity, quercetin is showing 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 Moriarty Chiropractic. We know our Nashua 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 positive effects on human health by mediating antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory effects, and regulating metabolic pathways. By what means? By modifying 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) Moriarty Chiropractic is all for anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to managing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is maturing a lot! Its use for 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 implemented more and more due to positive effects, relative safety, and low cost. Quercetin stands out in this area 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) Nashua 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. Nashua chiropractic patients have these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that quercetin helped insulin secretion, improved 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 increase the bioavailability of quercetin as well as detail its efficacy. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic incorporates nutritional supports like quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to help our Nashua 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 affect to the immune system.
Schedule your Nashua 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!