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!
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!
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.
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!