West Des Moines Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Quercetin for Inflammatory, Metabolic and Autoimmune Issues

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 boost 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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. We know our West Des Moines chiropractic patients will appreciate this vitamin flavonoid even more!

INFLAMMATION

Quercetin as a flavonoid that are 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.  How? By altering gene expression, signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is supposed to most likely affect 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) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa respects anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to managing pain!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Quercetin’s reputation is maturing a lot! Its utilization in treating and potentially 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 beneficial effects, relative safety, and low 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) West Des Moines 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. West Des Moines chiropractic patients have these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that quercetin promoted insulin secretion, improved insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, restrained inflammation and oxidative stress, eased hepatic lipid accumulation, and controlled gut microbiota. Future human studies are hoped to find a way to boost the bioavailability of quercetin as well as record its efficacy. (4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa includes nutritional supports like quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to help our West Des Moines chiropractic patients find pain relief as well as 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 illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and how chiropractic spinal manipulation may relate to the immune system.

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment now. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We will help you with its pronunciation and discuss just how quercetin may be a beneficial flavonoid for you! 

 
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa describes the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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