Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals can you think of? Well, this is a good
one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to reduce
allergic responses 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 getting the attention of Satterwhite Chiropractic. We know
our Oxford 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 described
as offering positive 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 thought
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) Satterwhite Chiropractic is all for anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to containing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is maturing all the time! Its use for
treating and potentially inhibiting autoimmune
diseases which present themselves due to a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being examined.
Dietary supplementation is being used more and
more due to positive effects, relative safety, and low
cost. Quercetin stands out in this area due to 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) Oxford 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. Oxford chiropractic patients have
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments reported that
quercetin promoted insulin secretion, improved
insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, inhibited
inflammation and oxidative stress, eased hepatic lipid
accumulation, and regulated gut microbiota.
Future human studies are hoped to find a way to boost
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as record its efficacy.
(4) Satterwhite Chiropractic includes nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist
our Oxford chiropractic patients get 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 Oxford chiropractic appointment
now. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We’ll help
you with its pronunciation and discuss just how quercetin may
be a positive flavonoid for you!