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Montreal 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 valuable one! A yellow pigment in plants used as a food supplement to reduce 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 getting the attention of Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. We know our Montreal 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 described as offering positive effects on human health by mediating antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory effects, and regulating metabolic pathways.  How? By modulating gene expression, signaling pathways and controlling proteins and cytokines. Quercetin is thought to most likely impact the P12K/AKT pathway and benefit 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) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is all for anti-inflammatory responses when it comes to containing pain!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Quercetin’s reputation is growing stronger 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 implemented more and more due to beneficial effects, relative safety, and minimal cost. Quercetin stands out in this realm due to its anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, and neuroprotective benefits. Studies of late heralded positive effects of quercetin on rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. (3) Montreal 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. Montreal chiropractic patients have these types of issues, too. Animal experiments found that quercetin helped insulin secretion, improved insulin resistance, lowered blood lipid levels, inhibited inflammation and oxidative stress, alleviated hepatic lipid accumulation, and controlled gut microbiota. Future human studies are hoped to discover a way to increase the bioavailability of quercetin as well as detail its effectiveness. (4) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic incorporates nutritional supports like quercetin with its chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to help our Montreal 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 affect to the immune system.

Schedule your Montreal 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! 

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic explains the benefits of quercetin for autoimmune, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases.  
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