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

Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals can you think of? Well, quercetin is a valuable one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to decrease allergic responses or boost 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 Chiropractic Solutions. We feel that our San Jose 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 controlling antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory effects, and regulating metabolic pathways.  By what means? By altering gene expression, signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is supposed to most likely impact the P12K/AKT pathway and help neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has been demonstrated to reduce the neuralgia and the inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with chronic constriction injury. (2) Chiropractic Solutions respects anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to containing pain!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Quercetin’s reputation is getting stronger all the time! Its use for treating and possibly inhibiting autoimmune diseases which appear resulting from a breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being analyzed. Dietary supplementation is being implemented more and more due to positive effects, relative safety, and low cost. Quercetin shows promise in this area due to its anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, and neuroprotective benefits. Recent studies heralded positive effects of quercetin on rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. (3) San Jose 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. San Jose chiropractic patients have these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that quercetin promoted insulin secretion, improved insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, restrained inflammation and oxidative stress, eased hepatic lipid accumulation, and controlled gut microbiota. Future human studies are dreamt of to discover a way to increase the bioavailability of quercetin as well as document its effectiveness. (4) Chiropractic Solutions incorporates nutritional supports like quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist our San Jose 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 San Jose 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! 

 
Chiropractic Solutions explains the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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