Fort Wayne Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: Quercetin for Inflammatory, Metabolic and Autoimmune Issues09/28/2021Quercetin. How many Q-starting vitamins or minerals can you think of? Well, quercetin is a beneficial one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to decrease allergic responses or enhance 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 getting the attention of Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. We know our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients will appreciate this vitamin flavonoid even more! INFLAMMATION Quercetin as a flavonoid that are in herbs, fruits (apples, berries), onions, seeds, nuts, and green tea is described as offering beneficial effects on human health by controlling antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory impacts, and regulating metabolic pathways. How? By altering gene expression, signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is thought to most likely impact the P12K/AKT pathway and help neurodegenerative disorders, liver diseases, and diabetes. (1) Quercetin has been demonstrated to alleviate the neuralgia and the inflammatory response of the sciatic nerve and spinal dorsal horn in rats with chronic constriction injury. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is all for anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to managing pain! AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE Quercetin’s reputation is maturing all the time! 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 implemented more and more 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. Recent studies heralded positive effects of quercetin on rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. (3) Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with autoimmune disease may want to consider whether quercetin may be helpful. METABOLIC DISEASE Quercetin is also standing out in treatment of metabolic diseases like diabetes, hyperlipedemia, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Fort Wayne chiropractic patients experience these types of issues, too. Animal experiments reported that quercetin promoted insulin secretion, enhanced insulin resistance, reduced blood lipid levels, restrained inflammation and oxidative stress, eased hepatic lipid accumulation, and regulated gut microbiota. Future human studies are dreamt of to discover a way to boost the bioavailability of quercetin as well as detail its effectiveness. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc incorporates nutritional supports like quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to assist our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients get pain relief and enjoy better health. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. Be curious about the Q-vitamin! We will help you with its pronunciation and discuss just how quercetin may be a beneficial flavonoid for you! « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."