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Could Quercetin be your saviour this summer?

May 17, 2022 2 min read

Could Quercetin be your saviour this summer?

What is Quercetin?

Quercetin is a plant pigment (flavonoid), found in many plants and foods, such as green tea, apples, berries, and is particularly abundant in red onions and kale.

Quercetin has amazing antiviral, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  Some of Quercetins protective effects include:


Allergy relief

Quercetin is often known as the natural antihistamine, it restricts histamine from being released from cells. Many people use it to help improve symptoms of hay fever, asthma and bronchitis.

Quercetin is the main ingredient of many potential anti-allergic drugs and supplements.

There are many common side effects from pharmaceutical antihistamines taken for hay fever relief. Thousands of people suffer every summer, with symptoms such as such as drowsiness, headaches, dry mouth, blurred vision, difficulty peeing and reduced co-ordination.

This summer why not try a natural alternative!


Reducing inflammation

Inflammation is a common symptom of many health conditions. Our body’s natural response to injury is swelling and this usually helps the body heal. However, chronic inflammation can be harmful to the body and may contribute to certain health conditions.

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. More than 10 million people in the UK have arthritis. Quercetin suppresses the clinical symptoms of arthritis by inhibiting the release of inflammatory cytokines.


Fighting free radicals

Free radicals are unstable molecules in the body that can increase the risk of many diseases, such as cancer, and quicken ageing. Antioxidants work to protect the body from free radicals. Quercetin has impressive antioxidant properties and is a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin C.


Blood sugar control

Quercetin decreases hyperglycemia and increases cellular glucose uptake. It controls key signalling pathways involved in glucose metabolism, reduces oxidative stress and improves insulin resistance.
Quercetin therefore may protect against the complications of diabetes.

Lowering high blood pressure and preventing heart disease

A study by the American Heart and Stroke Association found taking Quercetin supplements could be an effective way to reduce blood pressure naturally.

High blood pressure can damage your arteries, thus decreasing the flow of blood and oxygen to your heart and eventually leading to heart disease.


Preventing infections

Quercetin has antibacterial properties, which are effective against many types of bacteria. In cell cultures, Quercetin has been shown to prevent viral entry and reduce the cytopathic effects of many viruses.
Recently, researchers have been investigating the possibility of using Quercetin supplements as a treatment for patients with COVID-19 infections. Quercetin was identified as one of the top contenders in the treatment for COVID-19. Having the potential to significantly interfere with a SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Whilst at the moment we can’t claim Quercetin can cure COVID-19, it is known to have antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, which may translate to fighting the coronavirus. Early research shows that quercetin might be effective in treating COVID-19 cases by preventing it from replicating in the body.

“Although we don’t currently make a Quercetin supplement we highly recommend Viridian’s Quercetin B5 Plus Complex.”

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