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

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!

INFLAMMATION

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!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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.

METABOLIC DISEASE

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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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 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! 

 
Spinal Care Clinic explains the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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