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!
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!
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.
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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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!