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

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!

INFLAMMATION

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!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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.

METABOLIC DISEASE

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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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back 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! 

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc explains the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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