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!
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!
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.
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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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!