Manchester 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 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!

INFLAMMATION

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!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Quercetin’s reputation is maturing 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.

METABOLIC DISEASE

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.

CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

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 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! 

 
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries explains the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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