Quercetin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that might help reduce swelling, kill cancer cells, control blood sugar, and help prevent heart disease. Quercetin is most commonly used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels and to prevent cancer.
Quercetin is known for its antioxidant activity in radical scavenging and anti-allergic properties characterized by stimulation of immune system, antiviral activity, inhibition of histamine release, decrease in pro-inflammatory cytokines, and leukotrienes creation.
It is a plant flavanol from flavonoid group of polyphenols. Polyphenols are micronutrients that naturally occur in plants. The amount of Quercetin received from food is dependent on one’s dietary habits.
Flavonoids are present in:
People take this supplement for several reasons, including to:
- boost immunity
- fight inflammation
- combat allergies
- aid exercise performance
- maintain general health
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