Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals can you think of? Well, quercetin is a good
one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to decrease
allergic reactions 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 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. We feel that
our Colorado Springs 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 beneficial effects on human health by
mediating antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory effects,
and regulating metabolic pathways. How? By altering gene expression,
signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is supposed
to most likely impact 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) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 present themselves due to a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being analyzed.
Dietary supplementation is being used more and
more due to positive effects, relative safety, and low
cost. Quercetin stands out in this realm 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) Colorado Springs 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. Colorado Springs chiropractic patients experience
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 controlled gut microbiota.
Future human studies are dreamt of to discover a way to elevate
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as detail its effectiveness.
(4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR includes nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to help
our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients find pain relief and 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment
today. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We’ll help
you with its pronunciation and discuss just how quercetin may
be a beneficial flavonoid for you!