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 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 getting the attention of Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. We know
our Groton chiropractic patients will value this
vitamin flavonoid even more!
Quercetin as a flavonoid that are 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 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) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is all for anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to containing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is getting
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 studied.
Dietary supplementation is being implemented increasingly due to positive effects, relative safety, and low
cost. Quercetin stands out 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) Groton 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. Groton chiropractic patients have
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments reported that
quercetin promoted insulin secretion, enhanced
insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, inhibited
inflammation and oxidative stress, alleviated hepatic lipid
accumulation, and synchronized gut microbiota.
Future human studies are dreamt of to find a way to boost
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as document its effectiveness.
(4) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office includes nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist
our Groton chiropractic patients get pain relief as
well as enjoy better health.
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
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 Groton chiropractic appointment
now. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We’ll help
you with its pronunciation and discuss just how quercetin may
be a positive flavonoid for you!