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!
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!
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.
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
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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!