Buffalo, NY 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 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!

INFLAMMATION

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!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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.

METABOLIC DISEASE

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.

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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 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! 

 
The Novelli Wellness Center explains the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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