Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals can you think of? Well, quercetin is a good
one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to decrease
allergic responses or boost immunity, quercetin is demonstrating
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 Vancouver Disc Centers. We feel that
our Vancouver 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 positive effects on human health by
mediating antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory impacts,
and regulating metabolic pathways. By
what means? By altering gene expression,
signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is thought
to most likely impact the P12K/AKT pathway and benefit
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) Vancouver Disc Centers respects anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to managing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is growing
stronger all the time! Its use for
treating and possibly inhibiting autoimmune
diseases which present themselves due to a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being studied.
Dietary supplementation is being implemented increasingly due to positive 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) Vancouver chiropractic patients
with autoimmune disease may want to look
at quercetin with us.
Quercetin is also standing out in
treatment of metabolic diseases like diabetes, hyperlipedemia, and nonalcoholic
fatty liver disease. Vancouver chiropractic patients experience
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that
quercetin helped insulin secretion, improved
insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, inhibited
inflammation and oxidative stress, alleviated hepatic lipid
accumulation, and synchronized gut microbiota.
Future human studies are dreamt of to discover a way to elevate
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as record its effectiveness.
(4) Vancouver Disc Centers incorporates nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist
our Vancouver chiropractic patients get pain relief and enjoy better health.
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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 Vancouver 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!