Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals come to
mind for you? Well, quercetin is a valuable
one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to reduce
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 attracting the attention of Spinal Care Clinic. We know
our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients will value 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 impacts,
and regulating metabolic pathways. By
what means? By modulating 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 alleviate the neuralgia and the
inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with
chronic constriction injury. (2) Spinal Care Clinic respects anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to managing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is growing
stronger all the time! Its utilization in
treating and possibly preventing autoimmune
diseases which appear resulting from a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being studied.
Dietary supplementation is being implemented more and
more due to positive effects, relative safety, and minimal
cost. Quercetin stands out in this area because
of 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) Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients
with autoimmune disease may want to look
at quercetin with us.
Quercetin is also shining bright in
treatment of metabolic diseases like diabetes, hyperlipedemia, and nonalcoholic
fatty liver disease. Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients experience
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments reported that
quercetin helped insulin secretion, enhanced
insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, restrained
inflammation and oxidative stress, alleviated 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 record its efficacy.
(4) Spinal Care Clinic incorporates nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist
our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients find pain relief and enjoy better health.
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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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment
soon. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We’ll help
you with its pronunciation and chat about how quercetin may
be a positive flavonoid for you!