Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals can you think of? Well, this is a good
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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center. We feel that
our Baton Rouge 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. By
what means? By altering gene expression,
signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is thought
to most likely affect the P12K/AKT pathway and benefit
neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has
been shown to reduce the neuralgia and the
inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with
chronic constriction injury. (2) Spine & Sports Rehab Center respects anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to managing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is maturing a lot! Its use for
treating and possibly inhibiting autoimmune
diseases which present themselves due to a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being studied.
Dietary supplementation is being implemented more and
more due to beneficial effects, relative safety, and low
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) Baton Rouge 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. Baton Rouge chiropractic patients have
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that
quercetin promoted insulin secretion, enhanced
insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, restrained
inflammation and oxidative stress, alleviated hepatic lipid
accumulation, and controlled gut microbiota.
Future human studies are dreamt of to discover a way to increase
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as record its effectiveness.
(4) Spine & Sports Rehab Center includes nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist
our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients find pain relief and enjoy better health.
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The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and how chiropractic spinal
manipulation may affect to the immune system.
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment
today. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We will help
you with its pronunciation and discuss just how quercetin may
be a positive flavonoid for you!