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 features to name a few
are getting the attention of The Novelli Wellness Center. We know
our Buffalo, NY 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 beneficial 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 affect the P12K/AKT pathway and benefit
neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has
been shown to alleviate the neuralgia and the
inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with
chronic constriction injury. (2) The Novelli Wellness Center is all for anti-inflammatory
responses when it comes to managing pain!
Quercetin’s reputation is getting
stronger a lot! Its use for
treating and possibly preventing autoimmune
diseases which present themselves due to a
breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system is being studied.
Dietary supplementation is being implemented increasingly due to beneficial effects, relative safety, and minimal
cost. Quercetin shows promise in this realm because
of its anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, and neuroprotective
benefits. Studies of late described
positive effects of quercetin on rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel
disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. (3) Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients
with autoimmune disease may want to look
at quercetin with us.
Quercetin is also standing out in
treatment of metabolic diseases like diabetes, hyperlipedemia, and nonalcoholic
fatty liver disease. Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients have
these types of issues, too. Animal experiments reported that
quercetin promoted insulin secretion, improved
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 discover a way to increase
the bioavailability of quercetin as well as detail its effectiveness.
(4) The Novelli Wellness Center incorporates nutritional supports like
quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to help
our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients get pain relief as
well as enjoy better health.
CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center
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 Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment
today. 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!