Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals can you think of? Well, this is a beneficial
one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to reduce
allergic reactions or enhance immunity, quercetin is demonstrating
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 Pflugerville Wellness Center. We know
our Pflugerville 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 described
as offering beneficial effects on human health by
mediating antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory effects,
and regulating metabolic pathways. By
what means? By modifying gene expression,
signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is supposed
to most likely affect the P12K/AKT pathway and help
neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has
been shown to alleviate the neuralgia and the
inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with
chronic constriction injury. (2) Pflugerville Wellness Center respects anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to managing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is maturing a lot! Its use for
treating and possibly preventing autoimmune
diseases which appear resulting from a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being examined.
Dietary supplementation is being implemented more and
more due to beneficial effects, relative safety, and low
cost. Quercetin stands out in this realm 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) Pflugerville chiropractic patients
with autoimmune disease may want to consider whether quercetin may be helpful.
Quercetin is also standing out in
treatment of metabolic diseases like diabetes, hyperlipedemia, and nonalcoholic
fatty liver disease. Pflugerville chiropractic patients have
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments reported that
quercetin helped insulin secretion, improved
insulin resistance, lowered blood lipid levels, restrained
inflammation and oxidative stress, alleviated hepatic lipid
accumulation, and controlled gut microbiota.
Future human studies are hoped to discover a way to boost
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as record its effectiveness.
(4) Pflugerville Wellness Center incorporates nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to help
our Pflugerville chiropractic patients get 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 affect to the immune system.
Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment
soon. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We will help
you with its pronunciation and discuss just how quercetin may
be a positive flavonoid for you!