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 enhance immunity, quercetin is demonstrating
itself to do more than just that! Its anti-inflammatory, immune-system
supporting, and gut microbiota-regulating elements to name a few
are getting the attention of Malverne Health & Wellness. We know
our Malverne 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 impacts,
and regulating metabolic pathways. How? By altering 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 shown to alleviate the neuralgia and the
inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with
chronic constriction injury. (2) Malverne Health & Wellness respects anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to managing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is getting
stronger a lot! Its use for
treating and potentially preventing autoimmune
diseases which appear resulting from a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being analyzed.
Dietary supplementation is being used increasingly due to beneficial effects, relative safety, and minimal
cost. Quercetin shows promise in this realm 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) Malverne 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. Malverne chiropractic patients experience
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that
quercetin promoted 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 dreamt of to discover a way to boost
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as record its effectiveness.
(4) Malverne Health & Wellness includes nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist
our Malverne 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 illustrates
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and how chiropractic spinal
manipulation may relate to the immune system.
Schedule your Malverne chiropractic appointment
soon. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We’ll help
you with its pronunciation and chat about how quercetin may
be a positive flavonoid for you!