Quercetin Extraordinary Health Benefits

Extraordinary Quercetin Health Benefits


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Quercetin is a flavonoid with many health benefits for the human body. Weight loss properties, superb defenses against cardiovascular disease, cancer, eyes, and a very relevant force for the fight against diabetes. Makes you wonder why QUE is not more widely known because of its proven benefits for the human body. 

How Do We Obtain Quercetin Naturally

Onion peels are the richest in quercetin of any other source (mynaturaltreatment). In addition, capers, dill, cilantro, yellow peppers, green peppers, asparagus, broccoli, kale, apples, cranberries, red wine, certain teas, have good amounts of quercetin as well (Heal + CO).

Amazing Weight Loss Benefits

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Has remarkable weight loss benefits by blocking fat cells from forming and at the same time destroying the fat cells within the body (Goepp). The flavonoid burns calories without exercising, acts as an anti-inflammatory by increasing adiponectin levels (main anti-infllammatory agent naturally produced by fat cells) naturally, and significantly lost more weight out of 4 other flavonoids in a big flavonoid study where each of the 5 flavonoids experienced weight loss properties (Bell). 

Natural Cancer Fighting Agent

Normal cells change into a pre-cancerous cell (benign) due to a key metabolic process that quercetin inhibits and if cancer cells are developed, research has shown quercetin to attack the cancer cells mitochondria, reducing the cells energy needed to increase biomass and expand, a starting the process of killing the cancerous cell altogether (Reyes-Farias and Carrasco-Pozo). In in vivo studies revealed significant reductions in tumor volume and in vitro revealed it killed cancer cells in prostate, breast, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and ovarian cancers - quite significantly along certain cell lines (Hashemzaei et al.).

Begins Apoptosis in Retinoblastoma Cells and Stops Growth 

Strong protection against retinal oxidative damage which provides a strong defense against age-related macular degeneration pathogenesis, demonstrated therapy for retinal neurovascular diseases, and shown to stop the growth of retinoblastoma and begin cell apoptosis (Zhao et al.). 

The Bodies Best Defense Against Cardiovascular Disease

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QUE removes cholesterol from artery walls, works with vitamin c to improve circulation, prevents blood clots, and is one of the bodies best defenses against cardiovascular disease (Beyond Health). Study shows quercetin to improve endothelial (single layer of cells in the inner lining of all arteries protecting them from harm) arteries function significantly (Kahn). Research also shows taking 500mg of quercetin daily for 10 weeks significantly reduces systolic blood pressure (Zahedi et al).

Decreases Hyperglycemia and Oxidative Stress

Studies have shown significant anti-diabetic effects - being a prominent force in the fight against diabetes by decreasing hyperglycemia and oxidative stress while significantly improving insulin resistance among a whole host of other diabetic benefits (Yan et al). 

A truly amazing flavonoid that has demonstrated many proven scientific benefits for the human body. You can see why QUE is the best out of all flavonoids. Research is continuing which will further enhance the human race as more discoveries are found. 

Works Cited

mynaturaltreatment. “9 Best Natural Sources of Quercetin- Food Sources Quercetin.” Mynaturaltreatment.com, 1 Sept. 2021, www.mynaturaltreatment.com/best-natural-sources-of-quercetin/. Accessed 22 Dec. 2022.

Heal + CO. “Top 10 Foods High in Quercetin That You Should Eat Daily.” Heal + Co., healandco.co/blogs/news/top-10-foods-high-in-quercetin-that-you-should-eat-daily. Accessed 22 Dec. 2022.

Hashemzaei, Mahmoud, et al. “Anticancer and Apoptosis-Inducing Effects of Quercetin in Vitro and in Vivo.” Oncology Reports, vol. 38, no. 2, Feb. 2017, pp. 819–828, 10.3892/or.2017.5766.

Reyes-Farias, Marjorie, and Catalina Carrasco-Pozo. “The Anti-Cancer Effect of Quercetin: Molecular Implications in Cancer Metabolism.” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol. 20, no. 13, 28 June 2019, p. 3177, 10.3390/ijms20133177.

Zahedi, Maryam, et al. “Does Quercetin Improve Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Inflammatory Biomarkers in Women with Type 2 Diabetes: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.” International Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 4, no. 7, 2013, pp. 777–85, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3775217/.

Kahn, Dr. Joel. “Natural Health: Quercetin and Heart Disease: Joel Kahn, MD: Integrative Cardiologist.” Www.kahnlongevitycenter.com, www.kahnlongevitycenter.com/blog/natural-health-quercetin-and-heart-disease. Accessed 22 Dec. 2022.

Yan, Lei, et al. “Quercetin: An Effective Polyphenol in Alleviating Diabetes and Diabetic Complications.” Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 25 Apr. 2022, pp. 1–24, 10.1080/10408398.2022.2067825. Accessed 3 Nov. 2022.

Goepp, Julius. “Can Quercetin Be Used for Weight Loss? - Life Extension.” Www.lifeextension.com, Jan. 2021, www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2009/4/quercetin. Accessed 22 Dec. 2022.

Bell, Martin. “6 Ways Quercetin Helps in Weight Loss.” Healthyy.net, healthyy.net/weight-loss/best-quercetin. Accessed 22 Dec. 2022.

Zhao, Lianghui, et al. “The Therapeutic Use of Quercetin in Ophthalmology: Recent Applications.” Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, vol. 137, May 2021, p. 111371, 10.1016/j.biopha.2021.111371. Accessed 17 Feb. 2021.

Beyond Health. “Quercetin and Cardiovascular Disease.” Beyond Health, 20 Jan. 2021, beyondhealth.com/blog/quercetin-and-cardiovascular-disease. Accessed 22 Dec. 2022.


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