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

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 reduce 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 elements to name a few are attracting the attention of Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. We know our Toronto chiropractic patients will appreciate this vitamin flavonoid even more!

INFLAMMATION

Quercetin as a flavonoid that are in herbs, fruits (apples, berries), onions, seeds, nuts, and green tea is described as offering beneficial effects on human health by controlling antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory effects, and regulating metabolic pathways.  How? By altering gene expression, signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is supposed to most likely impact the P12K/AKT pathway and benefit neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has been demonstrated to alleviate the neuralgia and the inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with chronic constriction injury. (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is all for anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to containing pain!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Quercetin’s reputation is growing stronger a lot! Its utilization in treating and possibly inhibiting autoimmune diseases which present themselves due to a breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being examined. Dietary supplementation is being used more and more due to positive effects, relative safety, and low cost. Quercetin stands out in this realm due to 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) Toronto chiropractic patients with autoimmune disease may want to consider whether quercetin may be helpful.

METABOLIC DISEASE

Quercetin is also standing out in treatment of metabolic diseases like diabetes, hyperlipedemia, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Toronto chiropractic patients have these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that quercetin promoted insulin secretion, enhanced 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 discover a way to increase the bioavailability of quercetin as well as document its effectiveness. (4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre includes nutritional supports like quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist our Toronto chiropractic patients find pain relief and 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 relate to the immune system.

Schedule your Toronto chiropractic appointment now. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We’ll help you with its pronunciation and chat about how quercetin may be a positive flavonoid for you! 

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre describes the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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