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Largo Chiropractic Nutrition Info: Hawthorn Extract Is Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Cell Death

A hawthorn tree…more than just a shade tree growing in the northern hemisphere. The hawthorn tree’s medicinal reputation is spreading! Just as its shade is welcome when it’s hot, the antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties of hawthorn extract are welcome to diminish bacteria, oxidation effects and more. Previously reported to have favorable benefits for cardiovascular health and treatment of cardiovascular disorders via its flavonoid content, the hawthorn tree’s flavonoid content established it as valuable for more issues including spinal cord injury and staph infection. (1,2) Hollstrom & Associates Inc designs Largo chiropractic treatment plans with incorporated nutrition to tackle these issues and more with nutrients like those from hawthorn when appropriate. The Largo chiropractic care is always centered on what your body needs!

FLAVONOIDS IN HAWTHORN LEAVES’ EXTRACT

Hawthorn leaves’ antioxidant and antimicrobial attributes are growing its reputation as a popular herbal medicine plant. Hawthorn’s total phenols, total flavonoid content, and antioxidant activity tested well in a new study, especially for hyperoside, chlorogenic acid, and isoquercetin in hawthorn fruits. (2) Methanol and ethanol extracts of hawthorn demonstrated high levels of total flavonoids and polyphenols. The methanol extract of hawthorn had the strongest antibacterial level against bacteria, particularly stapholococcus aureus (SA). It damaged the cell wall and membrane of SA and inhibited its enzyme activity, increased reactive oxygen species, changed gene expression, and provoked SA cell death. (3) Hawthorn’s methanol extract is potent!

FLAVONOIDS IN CARE OF SPINAL CORD INJURY

Research set to be published in 2021 reports on powerful therapeutic benefits of hawthorn leaves’ flavonoids for spine cord injury. Hawthorn leaves were found to contain an abundance of total flavonoid species and content. Research reported that this kind of an abundance of flavonoids can decrease apoptosis (cell death) and utlilize neuroprotective effects to stimulate motor function in rats with spinal cord injury. (4) An interesting step in the direction of potential human benefit and Largo back pain decrease.

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Schedule your next Largo chiropractic visit with Hollstrom & Associates Inc.  Nutritional issues are critical in overall Largo chiropractic care particularly when benefits of natural sources like the hawthorn tree have such amazing traits like anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-cell death in spinal issues, highlights of care at Hollstrom & Associates Inc. The hawthorn is so much more just a tree like Largo chiropractic care is a lot than just a treatment. See you soon!

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc presents new research regarding the flavonoids of the hawthorn tree leaves’ extract that are antioxidant, antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-cell death.  
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