Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals come to
mind for you? Well, this is a good
one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to decrease
allergic reactions or enhance immunity, quercetin is showing
itself to do more than just that! Its anti-inflammatory, immune-system
supporting, and gut microbiota-regulating features to name a few
are getting the attention of Hollstrom & Associates Inc. We feel that
our Largo 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 described
as offering positive effects on human health by
mediating antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory effects,
and regulating metabolic pathways. How? By modulating gene expression,
signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is thought
to most likely impact the P12K/AKT pathway and benefit
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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc respects anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to containing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is maturing a lot! Its utilization in
treating and potentially preventing autoimmune
diseases which present themselves due to a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being studied.
Dietary supplementation is being used more and
more due to positive effects, relative safety, and low
cost. Quercetin stands out in this area 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) Largo chiropractic patients
with autoimmune disease may want to consider whether quercetin may be helpful.
Quercetin is also shining bright in
treatment of metabolic diseases like diabetes, hyperlipedemia, and nonalcoholic
fatty liver disease. Largo chiropractic patients have
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that
quercetin promoted insulin secretion, improved
insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, inhibited
inflammation and oxidative stress, alleviated hepatic lipid
accumulation, and synchronized gut microbiota.
Future human studies are hoped to find a way to increase
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as document its effectiveness.
(4) Hollstrom & Associates Inc incorporates nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist
our Largo chiropractic patients get pain relief as
well as enjoy better health.
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Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and how chiropractic spinal
manipulation may affect to the immune system.
Schedule your Largo chiropractic appointment
now. 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!