According to a new study conducted at the University of South Carolina, a supplement of the nutrient quercetin can help make exercise more tolerable for people who battle fatigue and stress. Quercetin can also help boost endurance in seasoned exercisers and athletes.
Studies have also shown that men who intake more flavonoids, particularly quercetin, suffer fewer strokes and heart attacks than those who do not. In addition, quercetin has been found to protect the kidneys against the aging process.
Research shows that quercetin may help to prevent cancer, especially prostate cancer. Recent studies have supported that quercetin may help men with chronic prostatitis, and both men and women with interstitial cystitis, possibly because of its action as a mast cell inhibitor. Quercetin may have positive effects in combating or helping to prevent cancer, prostatitis, heart disease, cataracts, allergies/inflammations, and respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma.
Quercetin BenefitsQuercetin is a phytochemical that is part of the coloring found in the skins of apples and red onions. It has been isolated and is sold as a dietary supplement.
Quercetin is also a powerful antioxidant, plus it is also a natural anti-histamine, and anti-inflammatory.
What is it? Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that is used for allergic conditions, asthma, hay fever, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. It is also used in diabetes and cancer.
Foods rich in quercetin, are onions especially red onion, capers, lovage, tea (Camellia sinensis), red grapes, citrus fruit, tomato, broccoli and other leafy green vegetables, and a number of berries including cherry, apricots, blackberries,lemons, oranges, plums, prunes, raspberry, bog whortleberry, lingonberry, cranberry, chokeberry, sweet rowan, rowanberry, sea buckthorn berry, crowberry, and the fruit of the prickly pear cactus. A recent study found that organically grown tomatoes had 79% more quercetin than "conventionally grown". A study by the University of Queensland, Australia, has also indicated the presence of quercetin in varieties of honey, including honey derived from eucalyptus and tea tree flowers.
Quercetin, a bioflavonoid available in supplement form, may effectively treat and prevent asthma symptoms. Activated Quercetin with bromelain, an enzyme from pineapple should be taken in conjunction to enhance absorbtion.
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