Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals come to
mind for you? Well, quercetin is a good
one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to decrease
allergic responses or enhance 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 Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. We know
our Eugene chiropractic patients will value this
vitamin flavonoid even more!
Quercetin as a flavonoid found in herbs,
fruits (apples, berries), onions, seeds, nuts, and green tea is described
as offering positive effects on human health by
controlling antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory effects,
and regulating metabolic pathways. By
what means? By modulating gene expression,
signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is thought
to most likely affect the P12K/AKT pathway and help
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) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is all for anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to managing 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 studied.
Dietary supplementation is being used increasingly due to beneficial effects, relative safety, and minimal
cost. Quercetin shows promise in this realm 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) Eugene 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. Eugene chiropractic patients have
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments reported that
quercetin helped insulin secretion, enhanced
insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, inhibited
inflammation and oxidative stress, alleviated hepatic lipid
accumulation, and regulated gut microbiota.
Future human studies are hoped to discover a way to increase
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as document its efficacy.
(4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic incorporates nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist
our Eugene chiropractic patients find 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 Eugene chiropractic appointment
today. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We’ll help
you with its pronunciation and discuss just how quercetin may
be a beneficial flavonoid for you!