Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals come to
mind for you? Well, this is a beneficial
one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to decrease
allergic reactions or boost immunity, quercetin is demonstrating
itself to do more than just that! Its anti-inflammatory, immune-system
supporting, and gut microbiota-regulating features to name a few
are attracting the attention of Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. We feel that
our Ashburn chiropractic patients will value 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 impacts,
and regulating metabolic pathways. By
what means? By altering gene expression,
signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is supposed
to most likely affect the P12K/AKT pathway and help
neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has
been shown to reduce the neuralgia and the
inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with
chronic constriction injury. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn respects anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to managing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is maturing a lot! Its utilization in
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 used increasingly due to positive effects, relative safety, and minimal
cost. Quercetin shows promise in this realm because
of 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) Ashburn 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. Ashburn chiropractic patients experience
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that
quercetin promoted insulin secretion, enhanced
insulin resistance, reduced 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 increase
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as detail its effectiveness.
(4) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn incorporates nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist
our Ashburn chiropractic patients find pain relief and enjoy better health.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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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 Ashburn chiropractic appointment
today. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We will help
you with its pronunciation and chat about how quercetin may
be a beneficial flavonoid for you!