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

Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals can you think of? Well, this is a beneficial 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 Back And Neck Care Center. We know our Severna Park 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 impacts, and regulating metabolic pathways.  By what means? By modulating gene expression, signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is supposed to most likely impact the P12K/AKT pathway and benefit neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has been shown to alleviate the neuralgia and the inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with chronic constriction injury. (2) Back And Neck Care Center is all for anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to containing pain!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Quercetin’s reputation is getting stronger all the time! Its utilization in 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 implemented increasingly due to beneficial effects, relative safety, and minimal cost. Quercetin shows promise in this area due to its anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, and neuroprotective benefits. Recent studies described positive effects of quercetin on rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. (3) Severna Park 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. Severna Park chiropractic patients have these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that quercetin helped insulin secretion, enhanced insulin resistance, lowered blood lipid levels, restrained inflammation and oxidative stress, eased hepatic lipid accumulation, and controlled gut microbiota. Future human studies are hoped to discover a way to increase the bioavailability of quercetin as well as detail its effectiveness. (4) Back And Neck Care Center incorporates nutritional supports like quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to help our Severna Park chiropractic patients find pain relief as well as enjoy better health.

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

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 Severna Park chiropractic appointment today. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We’ll help you with its pronunciation and chat about how quercetin may be a beneficial flavonoid for you! 

 
Back And Neck Care Center describes the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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