Also known as bioflavonoid
or flavonoid, it can be found in red wine,
green tea, black tea, in vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli,
tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower,
green beans and in fruits such as apples and berries. Bioflavonoids
show potent antioxidant
What are the health benefits of taking quercetin?
(and there are thousands of them) have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,
anti-viral and anti-cancer benefits. It also seems to boost the immune
system. Bioflavonoids are also used to treat varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
It is suggested to treat cataracts, diabetes, fluid retention,
allergies, asthma and gout.
studies have shown bioflavnoids to offer protection against heart
disease possibly by protecting the blood vessels against damage from
atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It also helped to lower
uric acid levels.
It is shown that in
regions of the world where people eat foods rich in quercetin, the
risk of developing heart disease, pancreatic cancer and lung cancer is
Clinical studies in humans have shown quercetin to help treat the
symptoms of chronic prostate infection (prostatitis).
Does this supplement cure cancer?
Studies done in lab on cancer cells show that this natural supplement
can stop cancer
cell from growing and this is very promising. There are no clinical
studies to prove that bioflavanoids treat or cure cancer in humans.
if you suffer from cancer, it is important that you follow a healthy
diet in general. This includes eating foods rich in bioflavonoids.
What side effects can I expect from taking
It is safe as it is found in many foods. Taking this supplement in a
pill form may cause side effects such as headache, stomach ache and
tingling sensation of the fingers and toes.
Can this supplement help with asthma and
seem to show that bioflavoids may prevent allergies (hay fever) by
preventing cells from releasing histamine (similar to some prescription
It has been suggested that this supplement could be
useful in treating people with asthma, although there are no scientific
studies done in humans. (People who suffer from asthma often also
suffer from hay
fever as well.)
What dose should I take?
Dosage ranging from 100 to 500 mg to be taken
twice or three times daily have been used. Start with the lower dose
first and increase slowly to avoid possible side effects.
Bioflavanoids is getting attention lately. Its
antioxidant benefits are well known and it is something your body can
Take inventory of your diet to see if you eat enough
foods rich in bioflavonoids. Then consider supplementing with the
concentrated form if you feel you would like more of it.
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