What are the benefits of Quercetin?
For some time we have been hearing more and more often about quercetin. What does it eat in winter? Quercetin is a plant-derived antioxidant compound used for the maintenance of good health.
Quercetin is a natural flavonoid; pigment found in many plants such as onions, apples, kale, green tea and several species of berries. Its antioxidant activity makes these plants resistant and protects their cells from potential aggressors in their environments. It acts a little in the same way in humans by increasing your immune defenses naturally.
The Greatest Sources of Quercetin
Quercetin is found in various foods mentioned above, but its concentration is lower than in a supplement intended for this purpose. The food richest in quercetin that you know very well is the caper. Capers can provide up to 180 mg per 100g which is very interesting for such a small food. Then comes the red onion and the apple (provided you keep the skin on). Grapes and berries also offer an excellent daily intake.
According to a study carried out in the United States, a North American person consumes an average of 25 to 50mg per day through their diet. By consuming it via a natural supplement, it increases the intake available to your body by up to 500 mg per day.The benefits of quercetin:
- Quercetin naturally increases the absorption of vitamin C on a daily basis.
- According to studies, quercetin not only stimulates your immune defenses, but it is also known to help reduce the symptoms of allergies and asthma.
- Clinical studies in Finland tend to show that increasing your intake of quercetin can help lower blood pressure.
Which product is best suited to my needs?
Our favorite in-store product is New Roots Herbal's Quercetin with Bioflavonoid Complex . This product is formulated with 250mg quercetin, rutin, citrus bioflavonoids and bromelain providing a total of 600mg of antioxidants per capsule. It is an excellent asset to keep in your kit of natural products during the change of seasons or during the cold season.
Do not hesitate to consult a health professional to find out if this product is right for you. Do not take if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not consume if you have just received a transplant.