Quercetin: a multi-tasking supplement

Quercetin is a plant-derived flavanoid found in many foods such as apples, berries, onions, teas, and grapes. 
Widely used as an anti-inflammatory supplement, recent studies reveal the energy-boosting properties of this plant derivative. Quercetin naturally increases the amount of mitochondria – your cells power source – in your cells. This provides an influx of extra fuel to your muscles for increased endurance and sustained energy.

As a flavonoid, quercetin also acts as an antioxidant. Research has shown the important role flavonoids play in the prevention of cardiovascular illnesses and cancer. It’s also believed that flavonoids help improve respiratory function and reduce the symptoms of allergy.

Lasty, studies have been conducted regarding the effects of quercetin on human skin. Since it has 
antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it may aid the skin against aging as well as damage due to the harmful rays of the sun (including skin cancer).

Beneftis of quercetin
Potent antioxidant – Combats free-radical molecules that are often the cause of hundreds of diseases.

Anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy – Inhibits the production and release of histamine and other allergic/inflammatory mediators, making it a good supplement for fighting allergies, especially those caused by pollens. It’s good for combating hay fever, sinusitis, asthma, and other inflammatory disorders.

– Helps strengthen connective tissue to alleviate bruising, edema, varicose veins, and fragile capillaries.

Strong inhibitor of human aldose reductase – to prevent eye and nerve damage in diabetics

Reduce the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

Enhances the action of Vitamin C

Quercetin is useful in treating the following conditions:

Quercetin is useful in treating the following conditions:

  • Blood sugar in diabetics
  • Varicose veins
  • Swelling
  • Interstitial cystitis (bladder pain)
  • Swelling
  • Fatigue
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Chronic prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland)

Natural sources of quercetin include:

  • Onions
  • Apples
  • Green tea
  • Black tea
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Sophora (Asian flower)
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