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

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!

INFLAMMATION

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!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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.

METABOLIC DISEASE

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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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 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! 

 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic explains the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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