What is quercetin?
Quercetin is a flavonoid or plant pigment present in natural foods such as onions, apples, green tea and blueberries, and in herbs such as ginkgo biloba and St. John’s wort.
What does it remedy?
Inflammation can affect any part of the body, such as the heart, joints and even the systems responsible for metabolizing blood sugar. The fight against inflammation seems never ending, but quercetin may be the natural key to helping us win that battle.
Does science back this natural remedy?
YES. Through various studies, science has proven that quercetin has multiple health benefits and serves as a multitasker that supports the optimal functioning of all organs and tissues:
#1 Combats pain and inflammation
Pain and inflammation can show up in any stage of our lives, and quercetin has been shown effective in boosting the body's functions to quickly combat them (1).
#2 Regulates blood pressure
High blood pressure is one of the most significant risk factors in the development of cardiovascular disease, and quercetin has been shown to be a regulatory agent that naturally brings it to optimal levels (2).
#3 Improves blood circulation
High 'bad' cholesterol, which clogs the arteries, also generates an inflammatory response that affects the proper circulation of blood within the body. Quercetin has tremendous antioxidant power, which stops this blockage process, instead dilating the blood vessels and preventing fat from accumulating inside them. This protects us from heart attacks and strokes. (3)
#4 Prevents type 2 diabetes
Among its most studied properties is quercetin’s ability to regulate blood sugar. It positively interacts with molecules in the small intestine, pancreas, skeletal muscle system, fatty tissue and liver to promote glucose balance in the body (4).
#5 Helps prevent cancer
Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide because cancerous cells spread uncontrollably, wreaking havoc on the body. Quercetin, naturally found in fruits and vegetables, is one of the most important antioxidants in Western diet. Its protective capabilities against cancer helps the body regulate metabolic processes and remain in a healthy balance. (5)
#6 Improves your memory
As if all that were not enough, quercetin protects the nervous system and enhances the learning and memory process, acting as a fundamental support in the prevention of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia (6).
#7 Potentially supports the recovery of COVID-19 patients
Although further research is still necessary, recent scientific studies have shown that quercetin's anti-inflammatory ability prevents the cascade of aggravated symptoms that COVID-19 patients experience, especially in the prevention of pneumonia. (7)
A true natural remedy
Your mother and grandmother were right on insisting you eat all your vegetables and consume fruits instead of sweets. Quercetin’s antioxidants are a valuable tool for maintaining great health within the entire body. Quercetin is naturally found in a varied and colorful diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables. But since we never eat enough, the supplement is a much-needed support to your overall well-being.
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