Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals can you think of? Well, quercetin is a valuable
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 Moses Chiropractic. We feel that
our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients will appreciate this
vitamin flavonoid even more!
Quercetin as a flavonoid found in herbs,
fruits (apples, berries), onions, seeds, nuts, and green tea is explained
as offering positive effects on human health by
controlling antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory impacts,
and regulating metabolic pathways. How? By altering gene expression,
signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is thought
to most likely impact the P12K/AKT pathway and help
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) Moses Chiropractic respects anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to containing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is maturing a lot! Its use for
treating and possibly inhibiting autoimmune
diseases which appear resulting from a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being examined.
Dietary supplementation is being used increasingly due to positive 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) West Palm Beach chiropractic patients
with autoimmune disease may want to consider whether quercetin may be helpful.
Quercetin is also shining bright in
treatment of metabolic diseases like diabetes, hyperlipedemia, and nonalcoholic
fatty liver disease. West Palm Beach chiropractic patients experience
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments reported that
quercetin helped insulin secretion, enhanced
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 find a way to boost
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as detail its effectiveness.
(4) Moses Chiropractic includes nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to help
our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients find pain relief and enjoy better health.
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The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and how chiropractic spinal
manipulation may affect to the immune system.
Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment
now. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We’ll help
you with its pronunciation and chat about how quercetin may
be a beneficial flavonoid for you!