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 enhance immunity, quercetin is showing
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 Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. We feel that
our Manchester 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
mediating antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory effects,
and regulating metabolic pathways. By
what means? By altering 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 reduce the neuralgia and the
inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with
chronic constriction injury. (2) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries respects anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to managing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is growing
stronger a lot! Its utilization in
treating and possibly preventing autoimmune
diseases which present themselves due to a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being examined.
Dietary supplementation is being implemented increasingly due to beneficial 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 described
positive effects of quercetin on rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel
disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. (3) Manchester 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. Manchester chiropractic patients experience
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments reported that
quercetin helped insulin secretion, enhanced
insulin resistance, lowered blood lipid levels, restrained
inflammation and oxidative stress, eased hepatic lipid
accumulation, and regulated gut microbiota.
Future human studies are dreamt of to find a way to elevate
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as document its efficacy.
(4) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries incorporates nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist
our Manchester chiropractic patients find pain relief as
well as enjoy better health.
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Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and how chiropractic spinal
manipulation may relate to the immune system.
Schedule your Manchester chiropractic appointment
today. 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!