Minster Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Quercetin for Inflammatory, Metabolic and Autoimmune Issues

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 reduce allergic responses 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 Minster Chiropractic Center. We know our Minster chiropractic patients will value 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 modifying gene expression, signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is thought to most likely impact the P12K/AKT pathway and benefit neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has been demonstrated to alleviate the neuralgia and the inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with chronic constriction injury. (2) Minster Chiropractic Center is all for anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to containing pain!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Quercetin’s reputation is maturing a lot! Its use for treating and possibly preventing autoimmune diseases which appear resulting from a breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being analyzed. Dietary supplementation is being implemented more and more 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) Minster chiropractic patients with autoimmune disease may want to look at quercetin with us.

METABOLIC DISEASE

Quercetin is also standing out in treatment of metabolic diseases like diabetes, hyperlipedemia, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Minster chiropractic patients experience these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that quercetin helped insulin secretion, enhanced insulin resistance, lowered 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 effectiveness. (4) Minster Chiropractic Center includes nutritional supports like quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist our Minster chiropractic patients find pain relief and 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 Minster chiropractic appointment today. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We will help you with its pronunciation and discuss just how quercetin may be a positive flavonoid for you! 

 
Minster Chiropractic Center describes the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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