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Vancouver Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Quercetin for Inflammatory, Metabolic and Autoimmune Issues

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!

INFLAMMATION

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!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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.

METABOLIC DISEASE

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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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 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! 

 
Vancouver Disc Centers describes the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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