Quercetin

This is a supplement I’ve been taking for some time now. Why? It’s an anti-inflammatory flavonoid. It’s been linked to reduced risks of heart disease and cancer.

Although it’s found in plants, I’ve been supplementing my diet with a few tablets a week. Fortunately, one study suggests that ideal supplementation is achieved when consumed with a high-fat diet. I’d be prepared to get more quercetin from vegetables, but many of the foods are fruits. Cocoa is one thing I can eat and do eat on a daily basis.

Other than maybe reducing cancer and heart disease, some of the other potential benefits include:

  • Improve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fights allergic reactions and helps immune system
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Helps combat cognitive decline
  • Helps control blood pressure
  • Helps with blood-sugar levels

Personally, I haven’t seen any effects on my blood glucose.

A final note, there is some evidence that a derivative of quercetin is an effective virus fighter. Researchers in Canada and China are following up on how quercetin may help against covid.

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