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

September 28, 2021

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 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 Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. We know our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients will appreciate 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 mediating antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory effects, and regulating metabolic pathways.  How? By modifying gene expression, signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is supposed to most likely affect 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) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers respects anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to managing pain!


Quercetin’s reputation is growing stronger 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 analyzed. Dietary supplementation is being implemented increasingly due to beneficial effects, relative safety, and low cost. Quercetin stands out in this area because of 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) Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with autoimmune disease may want to consider whether quercetin may be helpful.


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 reported that quercetin promoted insulin secretion, enhanced insulin resistance, lowered 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 elevate the bioavailability of quercetin as well as detail its effectiveness. (4) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers includes nutritional supports like quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients find pain relief as well as 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 affect to the immune system.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We will help you with its pronunciation and discuss just how quercetin may be a beneficial flavonoid for you! 

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers explains the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.