Paramus 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 reduce allergic responses 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 Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. We feel that our Paramus 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 explained 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 supposed to most likely affect the P12K/AKT pathway and benefit 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) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center respects anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to containing pain!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Quercetin’s reputation is growing stronger a lot! Its use for treating and possibly preventing autoimmune diseases which appear resulting from a breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being examined. Dietary supplementation is being used increasingly due to beneficial effects, relative safety, and low cost. Quercetin stands out in this realm because of its anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, and neuroprotective benefits. Studies of late heralded positive effects of quercetin on rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. (3) Paramus 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. Paramus chiropractic patients experience these types of issues, too. Animal experiments reported that quercetin helped insulin secretion, enhanced insulin resistance, lowered blood lipid levels, restrained inflammation and oxidative stress, alleviated hepatic lipid accumulation, and synchronized gut microbiota. Future human studies are dreamt of to find a way to elevate the bioavailability of quercetin as well as record its efficacy. (4) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center incorporates nutritional supports like quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist our Paramus chiropractic patients get 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 Paramus chiropractic appointment today. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We will help you with its pronunciation and chat about how quercetin may be a positive flavonoid for you! 

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center explains the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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