Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals can you think of? Well, this is a valuable
one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to decrease
allergic reactions or boost 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 Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. We know
our Sitka 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 explained
as offering beneficial effects on human health by
controlling antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory effects,
and regulating metabolic pathways. How? By modulating gene expression,
signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is supposed
to most likely impact 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka respects anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to containing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is getting
stronger all the time! Its utilization in
treating and potentially preventing autoimmune
diseases which present themselves due to a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being analyzed.
Dietary supplementation is being used more and
more due to beneficial effects, relative safety, and minimal
cost. Quercetin stands out in this realm because
of its anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, and neuroprotective
benefits. Recent studies heralded
positive effects of quercetin on rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel
disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. (3) Sitka 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. Sitka chiropractic patients experience
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 regulated gut microbiota.
Future human studies are hoped to discover a way to elevate
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as document its efficacy.
(4) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka incorporates nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist
our Sitka chiropractic patients find pain relief as
well as enjoy better health.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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 relate to the immune system.
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment
soon. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We will help
you with its pronunciation and chat about how quercetin may
be a positive flavonoid for you!